Message from the Vice President:

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 and Biotechnology encourages, promotes and nurtures the scholarly creativity of our faculty and students by helping to:

I hope that, at the Office of the Vice President for Research & Biotechnology, 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.

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Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

The Office of the Vice President:

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

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PubMed: Western University of Health Sciences

Find out right away when WesternU publishes. Did you know? You can receive automatic updates whenever a new publication appears on PubMed. Subscribe to the xml link via an RSS reader (the xml link can only be read with an app). For example, try Feedly or NewsFlow (mac). Or, go to PubMed directly and create an email notification. 

Maria Fahie, DVM, (surgery) and Associate Professor and Biostatistician Fanglong Dong, PhD (Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences):

Chang S, Dong F, Lagman M, Schmidt PL, Irizarry KL, Schulz D, Fahie MA. In Vitro Biomechanical Testing of the Tube Knot. Veterinary Surgery (In press as of 9-23-16)

Associate Professor Fanglong Dong (Biostatistician), in collaboration with Dr. Michael Neeki from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Trauma Department, had a paper accepted for publication at Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

CVM Assistant Professor Jijun Hao, along with his collaborators Ying Huang (College of Pharmacy), Zhijun Wang (College of Pharmacy) and Joshua Cameron (College of Optometry) have recently published a research paper titled “Triptonide Effectively Inhibits Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling via C-terminal Transactivation Domain of β-catenin” in Scientific Reports

Clusters of Research

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




 “Tuberculosis: Addressing New Challenges in the Treatment of an Ancient Disease”

Jozef Stec Talk

Presented by: Jozef Stec, PhD, Associate Processor, Medicinal Chemistry Marshall B. Ketchum University, College of Pharmacy

Location: HPC, Bartlett Theater

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Seminar series: College of Pharmacy Faculty Orientation & Development Seminar

Contact: Anne Ly, College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences at lya@westernu.edu





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Two visitor parking lots are listed on the map. If you are lost or need help with a visitor’s parking permit first call security at :+1 (909) 706-3000, who issues permits, or you may also contact our office at (909) 469-5619 for assistance.

Featured Research

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

Page updated 9/20/16