WesternU Vietnamese Student Association Culture Show

The WVSA is holding its 5th annual Culture Show on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012 from noon to 1 p.m. in AMP II on the second floor of the Health Professions Center (HPC). Presale tickets, which include lunch, are $8, or $7 if you are a WVSA member. For more information, or to reserve or buy tickets, please email Neviah Nguyen at nnnguyen@westernu.edu.

Preview Day

The Office of University Recruitment and Strategic Enrollment Management held its 14th WesternU Preview Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, attracting 852 prospective students and their guests to campus. The day included opportunities for students to obtain information about their health profession program of interest, hear about the admissions process, learn about financial aid, see curriculum firsthand, discover how to become a competitive applicant, and meet students and faculty. The next Preview Day event will be Saturday, April 27, 2013. Thanks to all WesternU staff, faculty, and students who participated in this successful event.

Humanism in the Health Sciences

We would like to invite all of you to submit your original essays, poems, photographs, and creative art works for publication in the 2013 issue of Humanism in the Health Sciences magazine. This award-winning magazine is managed and edited by WesternU students and faculty and is published annually and distributed free of charge to interested individuals and institutions worldwide. The theme this year is “Beneath the White Coat.” The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2013. All works should be submitted to HumanismMagazine@westernu.edu.

Copies of the 2012 issue are currently available on campus. For past issues of Humanism in the Health Sciences magazine, please visit http://www.westernu.edu/communications-media.

From the College of Optometry:

InSight Children’s Eye Care Program

AOA News, from The American Optometric Association, highlighted the WesternU InSight Children’s Eye Care Program in a recent publication. Click here to read the full story.

College of Optometry Helps Visually Impaired Child

Thanks to the efforts of multiple organizations, a 6-year-old girl with severe visual impairment received life-changing assistive technology on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Eye Care Center.

The child, who was referred to Sight Savers America by College of Optometry Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs Robert Gordon, OD, FAAO, DPNAP, received the Optelec MultiView electronic video magnifier (EVM), which will allow her to make the most of her remaining vision.

The collaborative team includes Sight Savers America, a nationally expanding not-for-profit organization that provides free vision care for economically disadvantaged children; the WesternU College of Optometry, an innovator in the rehabilitation of children and adults with visual impairment; and Optelec U.S. Inc., a world leader in innovative and life-changing assistive technologies for the visually impaired.

From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. V. K Satterfield has been named Assistant Dean of Pre-Clinical Curriculum and Outcomes Assessment. Satterfield has a long history of accomplishments in the field of academic medicine. She came to WesternU in September 2010 from the San Antonio area, where she worked at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Orthopedic Department, with Dr. Lawrence B. Harkless, who left there to become the Founding Dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine.

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Third-year student Vindeep Bhandari recently took first place in the Southern California Poster Competition, Medical Student Clinical Vignette category, at the American College of Physicians (ACP) conference during the annual Southern California chapter meeting. Bhandari will compete in the national ACP conference in San Francisco in April 2013.

His presentation, “Disseminated Histoplasmosis plaguing a patient on TNF-alpha inhibitor therapy,” used a patient of COMP preceptor Dr. James Huang, DO, where Bhandari did a Family Practice and Internal Medicine rotation.

From the College of Dental Medicine:

Ethics Week

CDM held its first Ethics Week, emphasizing the importance of making ethical decisions in practice and in life. More than 100 dental students joined Assistant Professor Jeffrey Elo, DDS, MS, on Nov. 26, 2012, as he shared his experience in expert witnessing and case defense for dentists. Click here to read the full story.

Spreading Christmas cheer

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) provided Christmas cheer, gifts, games and a bag of groceries for a Christmas dinner to more than 100 local underserved children at a Pomona Unified School District development site Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Click here to read the full story.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Professor David Selkowitz, PT, PhD, OCS, DAAPM, had an article accepted which has been published online in the "Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy." Dr. Selkowitz collaborated on this research with colleagues from California State University, Long Beach and USC. Prior to print publication, one can view the abstract at JOSPT Express: Selkowitz DM, Beneck GC, Powers CM. Which Exercises Target the Gluteal Muscles While Minimizing Activation of the Tensor Fascia Lata? Electromyographic Assessment Using Fine-Wire Electrodes. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.

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