Cal Poly Pomona President J. Michael Ortiz (left), PhD, and Western University of Health Sciences President Philip Pumerantz, PhD, tour the construction site on the east end of the WesternU campus in Pomona, Calif.
In the top photo and bottom right photo, Drs. Ortiz and Pumerantz are standing in front of walls that will become part of the Health Education Center, which will be the new home of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and the three new colleges opening in 2009 – the College of Dental Medicine, the College of Optometry and the College of Podiatric Medicine. Also under construction is the Patient Care Center, which will combine educational programs and optimal patient care in an environment where students from all disciplines will gain an understanding and appreciation for other health professionals. The buildings are expected to be completed in 2010.