Record enrollment

WesternU welcomed 988 incoming students at its Convocation and white coat ceremonies in Pomona on Aug. 11 and 108 students to COMP-Northwest in Lebanon, Ore. on Aug. 4. The incoming classes bring WesternU’s preliminary total enrollment to 3,629, a 10 percent increase compared to last year and the University’s largest enrollment in its history.

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Pumerantz Lectureship

The fourth annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship at WesternU will feature a guest speaker with more than 30 years of health care experience.

Keynote speaker Cliff Holland is Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy for Johnson & Johnson, with responsibility for all federal, state, and international government affairs and policy. He is also a member of the Corporate Group Operating Committee. Holland’s topic will be “Fast Forward: Health Care in the 21st Century.”

The Pumerantz Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 in HEC Lecture Hall I.

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

COMP trains primary care physicians

The U.S. is facing a critical shortage of primary care physicians, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific is responding to those needs. Nearly 70 percent of the COMP Class of 2012 – 141 of 206 graduates — matched into primary care residency specialties.

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Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to COMP-Northwest OMS2 Rebecca Corbett for her primary involvement on a clinical anatomy research project titled “Teaching an ultrasound guided invasive procedure to first year medical students using a novel finger transducer,” which was just accepted as a manuscript in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine. Corbett and Taylor Delamarter, a COMP-Northwest OMS1, were mentored on this project by Dr. Brion Benninger. Rebecca is currently working on other projects involving this novel SonivateSonicEye finger ultrasound probe. Both medical students are very advanced regarding ultrasound and its future in medicine.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Dr. Donna Redman-Bentley is featured in The Ohio State University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Magazine, Summer 2012 edition. Click here to read the article.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Anne Kugler recently co-authored a publication on medication reconciliation. Mergenhagen KA, Blum SS, Kugler A, Livote EE, Nebeker JR, Ott MC, Signor D, Sung S, Yeh J, Boockvar KS. Pharmacist-Versus Physician-Initiated Admission Medication Reconciliation: Impact on Adverse Drug Events. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012 Aug;10(4):242-50.

From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Quality and Safety Conference

Karen Curtiss, founder of the nonprofit CampaignZERO – Families for Patient Safety, and the author of “Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One’s Care,” was one of the keynote speakers at the Quality and Safety Education for Nurse Educators and Clinical Leaders conference held Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

The conference was coordinated and sponsored by the College of Graduate Nursing in collaboration with The Health Workforce Initiative and the California Institute for Nursing & Healthcare.

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From the Western Diabetes Institute:

Kudos on accomplishments

Radha J. Sarma, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief Division of Cardiovascular Disease – WDI, and Cesar Ochoa, MD, Clinical Research Coordinator at Western Diabetes Institute, presented lectures at the fourth annual Scientific Conference on Metabolic Syndrome in Mexico City on Aug 9-12, 2012. This event attracted more than 1,000 physicians.

Dr. Sarma presented, “Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk: Intensive Glycemic Control Prevents Cardiovascular Disease; What has been Proven and what is not Proven?” Dr. Ochoa presented “Dyslipidemias” and “Multidisciplinary Care of Diabetes.”

WesternU teaches Native American students about diabetes, health careers

Native American students learned about diabetes while also gaining inspiration to pursue higher education during a summer program at Western University of Health Sciences.

The students are part of Pitzer College’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College program, where they spend two weeks on the Pitzer campus building the necessary academic skills for college.

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From the Pumerantz Library:

APA Style guide for Electronic References

The library now has available, as an online PDF, the new APA Style guide to Electronic References. This newest edition of the style guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style, with more than 40 example references.