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Message from the Vice President:

Steven J. Henriksen, PhD

Steven J. Henriksen PhD

Steven J. Henriksen PhD, Vice President for Research and Biotechnology


Scientific research and other scholarly endeavors are the intellectual foundation of all great universities. The Office of the Vice President for Research at Western University encourages, promotes and nurtures the scholarly creativity of our faculty and students by helping to:

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About research in the colleges


Support research at WesternU

History of Research at WesternU

Tech Transfer/ New Ventures

Financial Conflicts of Interest


The Office of the Vice President:

  • Supervises the effective administration of sponsored programs
  • Serves as the University’s advocate and spokesperson on research issues


Categories of Research

All of the research done at Western University of Health Sciences falls within these clusters:


Five Groups of Research




All of the Colleges are breaking boundaries in their respective fields of research. Read about about The College of Pharmacy this month in  Rx Bound 


Rx Bound MagazineRx Bound Magazine Winter 2014

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking clinical research participants. One study involves pure-bred labrador retrievers and–potentially–their veterinarians.

Also from the College of Vet Med, Marie Fahie, a Professor in Small Animal Surgery , says she welcomes opportunities for collaboration in clinical small animal surgical projects. She also welcomes the opportunity for research mentoring of Small Animal Surgery residents / interns. Dr. Fahie has a special interest in the following areas of research: clinical applications of stem cell and platelet therapy for osteoarthritis, postoperative gait analysis, and retrospective analyses of surgical case management.

Contact Marie through her  bio page or send her an email at: mfahie@westernu.edu Be sure to check out more of our faculty and their research at the individual colleges.

We feature members of faculty at our Spotlight on Research, but exploring the individual college’s websites will reveal much more research than we can contain in these pages.

The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences hosts many areas of research within their current two programs of study. New faculty or student researchers may find the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence to be of particular service as they begin–or continue– their research.

I hope that, at the Office of the Vice President of Research, we can be of personal assistance to you as you seek research opportunities and collaborations. Although I might at times find myself scheduled to numerous meetings outside of my control, please know that my door is almost always open. I welcome your visit to my office in The University Research Center (URC). Susan Dominguez and I are in the first office on the left of the URC.

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