From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Robert A. Christman, DPM, EdM, was the guest of honor at the 2014 Quebec Podiatry Association annual conference held Nov. 21-22, 2014 in Orford, Quebec. Several of his former students from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. were in attendance. Dr. Christman spoke on the following radiology-related topics: The Diabetic Foot, Systematic Evaluation of Joint Disorders, and an Update on Diagnostic Imaging Studies.

College of Podiatric Medicine student Eduardo Hernandez, DPM ’17, was formally recognized by The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) through their Professional Student Scholarship Program on Nov. 20, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. This is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, public health, policy, physician assistant, pharmacy, or podiatry schools.

Eduardo was excited to learn that the NHHF awarded him a scholarship that will aid his journey in becoming a health care professional and future leader for the Hispanic community.

“”It is a great honor to be recognized by the NHHF for my dedication toward Hispanic health,”” Hernandez said. “”In addition to financial assistance, this scholarship will help me serve as a role model to future students equally interested and committed to providing quality health care to our Hispanic population.””

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

The Recreational Networking Club is proud to announce that the 2014 Scrubs Run/Walk 10K at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon, Oregon was a huge success. We were able to donate $1,000 to the East Linn Community Clinic.

Jessica Tran of the East Linn Community Clinic said she is very excited to use those funds to improve the clinic. However, it amounts to just a small “”thank you”” to the clinic for the priceless experience students are able to gain from volunteering there.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. JaeJin An presented the following two podiums at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass. held in mid-November:

Lipid Control and Cardiovascular Risk for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Compared with Matched Non-Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients.

Traditional Cardiovascular Risk-Factor Management in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Compared with Matched Non-Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients in a U.S. Managed Care Setting.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Tracey McNamara has been elected as a Distinguished Scholar & Fellow by the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Veterinary Medicine Academy. This is a very high honor that acknowledges her outstanding achievements as a recognized leader in her profession. Her induction will take place at a black tie optional gala banquet during the NAP Annual Meeting and Forum where the prized NAP medallion is awarded to each person so elected. This banquet will be held April 17-19 in Alexandria, Va.

Drs. David Forster and Spring Halland and some CVM students joined faculty and students from other WesternU colleges at the PHOP (Pomona Homeless Outreach Program) Health Clinic. They performed physical exams and vaccinations for dogs while the students from the other colleges addressed the needs of the people themselves.

Dr. Frank Bossong was featured in a recent article in the newsletter DVM 360. Get the inside story of one veterinarian’s transition to shelter medicine and along the way, debunk common myths that some private practitioners hold about shelter practice and vice versa in the article: “”Shelter medicine: A view from both sides.””

Dr. Babak Faramarzi gave a podium presentation at the 2014 American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Conference titled, “”Fractures of the Distal Phalanx in Foals.”” It has been found that 74 percent of the foals examined have been diagnosed with at least one fracture. The highest number of fractures has been identified in 6-8 month-old foals with the Thoroughbred foals having a higher incidence of fracture than other breeds studied.

From the Pumerantz Library:

Food for Fines Drive

Between December 2-14, 2014, for each non-perishable/canned food item donated at the Pumerantz Library we will waive $1 in library fines only. Sorry, no damaged/lost or other WesternU fees are eligible. This Food for Fines program benefits 2nd Chance Thrift Store, a local nonprofit organization. For more details read the News and Events Blog or contact the Library at 909-469-5323 or by email at

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