The atrium in WesternU’s Health Professions Center holds a
special meaning for a Northern California doctor and his family, thanks
to a $150,000 donation to the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the
The Tsang Family Foundation agreed to make the generous donation to
support the college’s educational needs. In return, the area in the HPC
is named the Tsan-Yung Star Atrium, and the building’s spiral
staircase is dubbed the “”Steps to Healing.””
The atrium is named in honor of Tsan-Yung, a man who dedicated his life
to insuring that each of his eight children — including Dr. Pui-Lam
Tsang — received a quality education.
“”He raised many children and emphasized education although he never
finished grade school,”” said Dr. Tsang. “”My aim is to support higher
education professional schools. That is the objective of my family and
“”This is a very special gift because it reminds us of what we owe our
parents. They are the ones who create ‘steps to healing’ for a new
generation of osteopathic physicians,”” said Garth Clayton, Foundations
and Government Relations director.
As a result of Dr. Tsang’s gift, Catherine Ho traveled to Hong Kong
Baptist University’s School of Chinese Medicine this past summer to
complete a research project involving acupuncture. There are plans to
send another student for a similar research project next year.
The foundation has also made gifts to colleges in Illinois and Arizona.
Dr. Tsang, an alumnus of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, has
visited WesternU several times with his wife, Audrey Kon-Lo Tsang, who is
also a trustee of the foundation. Dr. Tsang lectured on Eastern theories
of medicine, on acupuncture, and on chi-kung, a martial art that
integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused