Dedication Ceremony

WesternU held a dedication ceremony for the Health Education Center and the Patient Care Center on Wednesday, Aug. 25. California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed, EdD, served as the keynote speaker.

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

A study by Marcel Fraix, DO, FAAPMR, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, titled “Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Vertigo: A Pilot Study,” was published in the July edition of the medical journal “Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.” This is a peer reviewed journal for those physicians who are Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists. The objective of the study was to assess the safety and feasibility of studying osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and its potential effectiveness for patients with vertigo. It demonstrated that OMT is generally well tolerated in patients with vertigo and suggested that patients suffering from dizziness may be helped with the application of OMT. These results are promising and support the fact that further research needs to be conducted concerning this topic, especially given the fact that dizziness is a major complaint for many patients and can be incredibly incapacitating.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physician Assistant Education News

Eleven PA students participated in eighth-grade eye screenings held at El Roble Intermediate School in Claremont. The PA students provided vision screenings for approximately 300-400 students that were registering for classes at El Roble. The PA students learned the art of communication with teenagers in addition to practicing some newly acquired physical assessment tools. The school nurses were very excited by the PA students’ dedication and eagerness.

This past weekend, Greta Vines-Douglas, MS, PA-C, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Education, provided information about the physician assistant program to approximately 250-300 prospective students at the Preview Day. The prospective students were very happy with the information session and the tours of the campus. Many stated they are looking forward to apply to the PA Program in the near future.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Veterinary Professor Dr. Ellen Collisson has learned that she, Dr. Vishwanath Venketaraman and Dr. Yvonne Drechsler have received a grant from a private corporate partner SurroImmune in excess of $40,000 to conduct further studies on Caprine Arthritis-Encephalitis Virus. The title of the project is “Effects of CAEV infection on macrophages and T lymphocyte function.”

Dr. Collisson, former doctoral student and associate Dr. Shail Singh and their research team have published their findings regarding adenovirus vectors in avian influenza virus immune responses. The complete citation is: Singh S, Toro H, Tang DC, Briles WE, Yates LM, Kopulos RT, Collisson EW. Non-replicating adenovirus vectors expressing avian influenza virus hemagglutinin and nucleocapsid proteins induce chicken specific effector, memory and effector memory CD8(+) T lymphocytes. Virology. 2010 Sep 15;405(1):62-9.

From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

CPM Dean Lawrence Harkless, DPM, served as the keynote speaker at the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine 2010 Annual Clinical Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Click here to read more.