Western University of Health Sciences students of Asian descent will be
recognized for their academic achievement during the university’s 15th
Annual Asian American Scholarship Dinner on Saturday, March 5, at
Capistrano’s Restaurant in the Embassy Suites in Arcadia.
Scholarship winners from the university’s osteopathic medicine, pharmacy,
physician assistant, physical therapy and veterinary medicine programs
will receive gifts ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Students will be chosen
based on their academic achievement and their past and present
involvement in community service to the Asian-American population.
The event also will honor Dr. Jon Fong, a 1984 graduate of the College of
Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, who has made a career of bringing an
accurate public awareness to the role of the emergency room physician.
Dr. Fong has lent his clinical skills to countless medical centers in the
Southland, including Kaiser Permanente of Bellflower, where he currently
serves as a partner and physician in their department of emergency
Alongside his clinical endeavors, Dr. Fong is a lecturer to students and
peers, educating them on the developments of the field and providing
information to help fellow physicians provide better patient care. He has
also served as the examination commissioner to the Board of Osteopathic
Examiners for the State of California.
Another effort, with which he has been involved since 1998 and has
brought immeasurable understanding, empathy and support for the role of
emergency room clinicians, has been his position as a technical advisor
to the cast of NBC’s award-winning drama “”ER.””
Tickets to the dinner are $125 each. Table sponsorships are available.
All proceeds benefit WesternU’s Asian American Scholarship Fund.
For more information regarding the Asian American Scholarship Dinner,
contact Rocki Moreno, at (909) 469-5439. For sponsorship information,
contact Maria Espinosa at (909) 469-5365.