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Steven J. Henriksen PhD

Steven J. Henriksen Ph.D. 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:

The Office of the Vice President:

Three Categories of Research

Most of the research done at Western University of Health Sciences falls within one of three categories: (see the graphic on right for details)

Three 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 , The College of Pharmacy Bulletin

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, suite 101.