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.