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This Week@WesternU, April 6-10, 2020

by Rodney Tanaka

April 6, 2020

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From University Advancement:

Student Emergency Support Fund
The WesternU Student Emergency Support Fund is fully operational. As of Friday, April 3, a total of $7,000 has been granted to seven students who have no access to additional loan funds or other support and are facing unusual hardship. This money is made possible thanks to alumni and friends, faculty and staff, and even current students, who have stepped up to make donations in this time of need. This generosity has so far resulted in 41 gifts totaling $57,935. Donations are still needed, however, to support our students both now and in the future. To make your gift, please visit



From the College of Optometry:

WesternU College of Optometry professor 3D printing masks to help local health care providers
Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry Associate Professor D. Joshua Cameron, PhD, FAAO, is 3D printing masks from home to help hospitals with equipment shortages, and he is calling on others to join the effort.

Cameron based his mask on designs developed by health care professionals in Billings, Montana, who created the website Make the Masks: He reached out to this group and they asked him to help coordinate mask making in the Los Angeles area. Cameron made a minor change to the design by printing the masks in TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane).

Click here to read the full story and to watch a video by Dr. Cameron.

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