Celebration of Life for Dr. Pumerantz

A Celebration of Life for Founding President Philip Pumerantz, PhD, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in HEC Lecture Hall I. Those unable to attend will be able to video stream it live at: https://youtu.be/uyCTLQmB2Y4

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From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Charles R. Drew University president headlines College of Podiatric Medicine Dean’s Lecture
The College of Podiatric Medicine Lester J. Jones Dean’s Distinguished Lecture will feature Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) President and CEO David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD. He will talk about “Sisyphus and the Sailboat – The Course Toward Universal Health Insurance in the U.S.”

The lecture, which is open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Western University of Health Sciences’ Health Education Center, Lecture Hall 1, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, California 91766.

“The goal is to bring scholars to our institution that will expose students to areas of interest that will help them develop their expertise even further,” said College of Podiatric Medicine Interim Dean Lester J. Jones, DPM, MS Ed. “We are bringing the best and the brightest to further expose our students to that type of academic intellectualism.”

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From the College of Pharmacy:

Rx5000 5K Run/Walk
The College of Pharmacy will hold its inaugural Rx5000 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Frank G. Bonelli Park, 120 E. Via Verde Drive, San Dimas.

Funds raised at this event will aid student scholarships, community health fairs, student mentorship and career development programs. Click here for more information.



From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments
COMP Professor of Anatomy and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Development/Academic Affairs Elizabeth Rega, PhD, and COMP Assistant Professor of Anatomy Thierra K. Nalley, PhD, were invited to participate in The Raymond M. Alf Museum’s Discovery Days Event: Women in Paleontology on Feb. 10, 2018. This annual event celebrates the many outstanding paleontologists who are women in the Southern California region and honors International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 

Dr. Rega was a featured speaker for the event and gave a talk titled “Anatomy and Animation:  The Paleontology Connection.” The talk explored the connections between animation and the anatomy of creatures, both living and fossil.  Images and videos of the author’s extensive history of consulting for the animation and gaming industry were shown.

Dr. Nalley discussed her research on the evolution of bipedality and modern human vertebral morphology in fossil human ancestors. Visit the museum website for more information: http://www.alfmuseum.org/event/discovery-day/. ​



From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Professor Jose Peralta is the corresponding author on a manuscript recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Animal Welfare Science Ethics and Law. Peralta JM, Melco AL, Alcaraz A. A case-based approach to teaching animal welfare in a veterinary curriculum. JAWSEL (accepted January 2018).

The manuscript describes use of cases to teach animal welfare in a student-centered approach. This has been used in the veterinary curriculum in Veterinary Issues and Clinical Skills courses.

This paper fulfills two of Dr. Peralta’s interests: mentoring veterinary students in scholarly activities, and the advancement of education in animal welfare. Ashley Melco, DVM Class of 2019, has participated in several animal welfare research projects with Dr. Peralta and collaborated in the drafting of this manuscript. Dr. Ana Alcaraz, CVM Professor, has expanded her interest in veterinary education for the last five years and is an active member of the Western Regional Teaching Academy, and has also contributed to this publication.



From the College of Optometry:

WesternU holds Eye Care Institute – Los Angeles grand opening
Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Optometry held a grand opening celebration for its Eye Care Institute – Los Angeles Jan. 31, 2018. Click here to read more and to view a ribbon-cutting photo.



From the Pumerantz Library:

Exhibit & Family Fun Day @ the Pumerantz Library
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibit “Pictures of Nursing: the Zwerdling Postcard Collection” is on display in the Pumerantz Library until March 23, 2018. The College of Graduate Nursing is collaborating with the Pumerantz Library on showcasing this invaluable and evolving occupation and exploring the cultural values of this profession through historical postcards. For more information about the Zwerdling Postcard Collection please visit the NLM’s exhibit page.

The Pumerantz Library is delighted to announce a Family Fun Day to be held in the library’s lobby on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Nurses will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and there will be crafts and fun things to do from 1 to 4 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you and your children.

For more information please contact Mary Helen Ellis at mellis@westernu.edu or by phone at extension 5321.