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WesternYOU Webinars

Come join the WesternU community in learning from fellow WesternU Faculty and Alumni. Discover and renew knowledge from the nonpharmacological treatment of headaches, maintaining a healthy home office, and much more. Below you will find the recordings to all WesternYOU webinars to date. If you would like to be featured as a webinar speaker, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@westernu.edu. 


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Library Webinar

Webinar#12 Library Benefits for Alumni?

Join us to learn about alumni resources at the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library including research guides, database training, literature search assistance, book check out, document delivery, interlibrary loan, library tutorials, on-campus access to electronic resources, and university archives digital collections.
 
 

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Telehealth - A Blessing in Disguise

Webinar#11 Telehealth - A Blessing in Disguise?
Is Telehealth a silver lining in the era of COVID-19? Follow along here to find out!

Featuring WesternU Alumna:
Esther Behmanesh, DO '10 | Family Physician at UCLA Student Health Center

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Webinar#10 Nurse Coaching A Patient-Centered Approach

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

Nurse coaches facilitate patients in achieving their health goals. Various modalities are used in this process. During the webinar, an overview of nurse coaching will be discussed with the primary focus on the technique of motivational interviewing.

Featuring WesternU Alumna:
Wendi M. Swanson, DNP '15, RN, FNP-C, NC-BC | Associate Professor at the College of Graduate Nursing at Western University of Health Sciences

 

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Webinar #9 Non-Pharmacological Approach to the Treatment of Headaches

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

Virtual attendees will learn:
1. Some effective approaches to the treatment of tension headaches
2. Exercises that patients can do for themselves to treat their headaches
3. Two simple massage techniques on head and hands to treat headaches

Featuring WesternU Alumnus:
David Redding, DO '93, NMM/OMM, MSHPE '96 | Associate Professor of NMM/OMM and Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences

 

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Webinar #8 Resilience: Strategies for Today that Can Change Your Tomorrow

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

Resilience, the ability to “bounce back” after times of stress and adversity, is an important skill for everyone. During this webinar, the concept of resilience will be discussed and how strategies implemented today can enhance your personal and professional resilience in the days to come.

Featuring WesternU Student:
Melanie Schock, MS, RN, CNE | Current Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

 

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Webinar #7 Surviving COVID-19: A Lived Experience

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

Shara shares the mental health impact of surviving COVID-19 while balancing professional and academic demands. Furthermore, Shara reviews managing demands she has of herself, while ill.

Featuring WesternU Student:
Shara Ally, MBA, MN, RN | Current Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

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Webinar #6 COVID-19 - Yet Another Zoonotic Threat

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

Once again, our nation is battling a novel zoonotic threat. There are many parallels between COVID-19 and the West Nile Virus outbreak of 1999 and we face the same challenges as we did then. COVID-19 is a clarion call for the need to embrace a One Health approach to diseases that jump species and threaten us all.

Featuring WesternU Faculty:
Tracey McNamara, DVM, DACVP | Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

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Webinar #5 Wellness with Health Sciences: Composting during COVID-19

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

Join Health Sciences in learning how to compost with worms. This activity is a wonderful way to bring healthy gardening to your life by using existing items in your home to create organic dirt. Let's make dirt together!

Featuring WesternU Faculty:
Gail Evans Grayson, EdD | Department Chair, Assistant Professor
Rosana Leos Bravo, PhD, MPH | Assistant Professor
Jeanine Borland Mann, MPH | Associate Professor

 

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Webinar #4 Coping with COVID-19

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent responses have affected us all in different ways and many have been presented with new and challenging situations. In this webinar, we will learn more about what some of those challenges are along with potential strategies for coping.

Featuring WesternU Faculty:
Benjamin Malcolm, PharmD, MPH, BCPP | Assistant Professor for the College of Pharmacy

 

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Webinar #3 Staying Healthy with a Home Office

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

We will be discussing proper body mechanics while working from home, workspace set up tips and tricks and sharing stretching activities to help promote mobility and ward off injury.

Featuring WesternU Faculty:
Grant Hirayama, PT, DPT ’13, OCS | Instructor / Clinical Faculty, College of Health Sciences

Lindsey Liggan, PT, DPT ’13, WCS, PRPC | Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences

Chad Lairamore, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS, FNAP | College of Health Sciences

 

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Webinar #2 Nutrition for Better Mental Health

Presented by the WesternU Alumni Association

We know that medications and psychotherapy can be used to treat psychiatric issues, but did you know the foods we eat can have an impact on our mental health as well? Learn how nutrition can influence our mood, anxiety, and cognition.

Featuring WesternU Alumna:
Vania Manipod, DO ’08 | Psychiatrist, Private Practice

 

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Webinar #1 Red Eyes in a Time of Emergency

Many red eyes can present with overlapping signs and symptoms. Learn how to triage red eyes as it relates to allergic, bacterial, or viral involvement. This webinar will include updates of COVID-19 in ocular secretions.

Featuring WesternU Faculty:
Christine Pham, OD ’13 | Assistant Professor for the College of Optometry

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