From the College of Pharmacy:

Ray Symposium
The College of Pharmacy will hold the 2017 Ray Symposium at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 in HEC Lecture Hall I. Keynote speaker Dana Goldman, PhD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, will talk about “Re-Thinking Value in an Era of Health Reform.” Click here for more information and to register.


Kudos on Accomplishments
On Thursday, April 6, the College of Pharmacy celebrated its 2017 Honors Day Ceremony.  Dean Daniel Robinson, PharmD, awarded more than $274,000 in scholarship funding from more than 22 separate donor supporters, including nine pharmacy corporations, six individual annual and endowment donors, four pharmacy professional associations, as well as several University College of Pharmacy recruitment awards.


From the College of Dental Medicine:

CDM News
Click here to read the latest news from the College of Dental Medicine. Highlights include CDMs involvement in the many facets of the 2017 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition March 18 – 21 and Dean Steven Friedrichsenbeing honored by the Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors, Cecile A. Feldman, DMD, for his “Exceptional Service to Dental Education.”


From the College of Allied Health Professions:

20th anniversary celebration
The College of Allied Health Professions will hold its 20th anniversary celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 in the Health Sciences Center Foyer.


From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on Accomplishments
Fourth-year COMP students Rasha Ahmed and Janet Lee, in collaboration with Dr. Edward Barnes of COMP and Dr. Fanglong Dong of GCBS, won the medical student poster competition in clinical research at the 2017 America College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Meeting. The poster titled “Analyzing the effects of a longitudinal medical student curriculum in diabetic patients,” focused on the lipid profile of type II diabetes patients at baseline, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and one year.  

Dr. Paul Evans has been appointed to the role of Vice Dean for COMP-Northwest. Dr. Evans accepted the position of Director of Physician Leadership Development and Director for the Bryan Institute of Leadership and Education where he was charged with creating and maintaining leadership programs for our faculty members. Prior to his role at COMP-Northwest, Dr. Evans has served in countless leadership positions within the osteopathic medical education community for several decades, most recently serving as Founding Dean of Marian University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. COMP-Northwest looks forward to Dr. Evans bringing his vast experience and wealth of knowledge to this new leadership role.  

Dr. John T. Pham has been appointed Assistant Dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.   In addition to his new appointment, Dr. Pham will continue his current responsibilities as Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. Since joining COMP-Northwest as an inaugural faculty member in 2011, Dr. Pham has continued to assume leadership positions including Chair of the Admissions Committee and oversight of the COMP-Northwest Office of Medical Simulation.  Dr. Pham is actively involved with the NBOME as a SOAP note rater, and will be training as an accreditation evaluator for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation in the near future.  


From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dr. Fanglong Dong, in collaboration with Dr. Neeki (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), has 7 posters accepted for the Riverside University Health System Research Symposium (May 10th 2017). Their clinical research focuses on ED-related topics, ranging from electronic cigarette burns to perilunate dislocation.


From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Associate Professor Dr. Suzana Tkalcic, a native of the Republic of Croatia, recently received the Croatian Women of Influence award from the Croatian Women’s Network. She was selected this year among 75 candidates from the USA and honored among this year’s award recipients for her contributions in the Science and Technology category. Cited achievements of Dr. Tkalcic are her scientific work in marine mammal pathology and ocean health, efforts in comparative pathology and One Health, and her diligent contributions to the advancement of science and collaboration between her alma mater in Croatia and WesternU. The annual Croatian Women of Influence Award recognizes leadership, achievements, innovation and community impact of women of Croatian heritage and include nominees from the Republic of Croatia and from the global Croatian diaspora. While in Croatia to accept the award, Dr. Tkalcic gave a lecture on to the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia. The title of her lecture was “ONE HEALTH in theory and practice: interdisciplinary, interprofessional and global approach to the world’s health.” She presented the history, mission and goals of the One Health Initiative, its global significance, her personal experiences and the ways WesternU follows the initiative in education and practice. Her talk inspired members of the CAMS to organize a regional One Health Symposium in the next year. 


From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dawn Stone, Associate Professor and Director of the MSN Program and the Ambulatory Care Nursing specialty track, had a paper published in the March/April issue of AAACN Viewpoint, the official publication of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing titled “HPV Vaccination: An Opportunity for Ambulatory Care Nurses to Promote Health and Wellness.” The article was inspired by Dawn Stone’s NP practice on the Gardasil-9 randomized controlled trial.


From the Office of Environmental Health and Safety:

Help Dave raise funds for the Dallas – Baton Rouge Memorial Ride.
Dave Sevesind, assistant director of Environmental Health and Safety at WesternU and a Pomona Police and SWAT officer for more than 34 years, will be participating in a memorial bike ride for fallen police officers. He is joining a group of officers from California and Texas to bring awareness to violence against law enforcement officers.

Sevesind is trying to raise $1,000 in sponsorships for the ride. He and Pomona Police officers are working in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Protective League and The Eagle & Badge foundation to make donations tax-deductible.

Click here to read more and learn how you can help Dave raise funds for the Dallas – Baton Rouge Memorial Ride.