Blanket Drive

The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is collecting new, unused blankets through Feb. 20 to keep local homeless families warm and cozy at Foothill Family Shelter. Please help! Donation boxes in HPC, HEC, HSC & NSC. $15 donations also accepted. Contact NSNA Members Get 1 Participation Point for giving. Click here to view a flier.

2nd Annual EMIG Symposium

The WesternU Emergency Medicine Interest Group will hold the 2nd annual EMIG Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2015 on WesternU’s Pomona campus. Click here to view a flier.

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

COMP alumnus Phillip Porcelli, DO ’05, performed southern Ohio’s first minimally-invasive, image-guided laser therapy on a patient with a brain tumor. Click here to read a release from Kettering Health Network.

Third-year COMP students Fahad Khan and Sahil Vohra will present a poster, co-authored by faculty members from COMP and the Western Diabetes Institute, at the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) convention in San Diego this week. “A Survey on General Knowledge about Osteoporosis in a Predominately Hispanic Southern California Population,” by Fahad Khan, Sahil Vohra, Cesar Ochoa, PhD, Raynold Yin, PharmD, Firhana Khairullah, DO, and Airani Sathananthan, MD.

From Western Diabetes Institute:

Kudos on accomplishments

Andrew Pumerantz is an invited panelist for “Role of Clinicians and Diabetes Educators in Lifestyle Management” at the American Journal of Managed Care’s Patient-Centered Diabetes Care meeting April 16-17, 2015 in Boston.

From University Advancement:

OPSC Reception

The Alumni Office will be hosting a free reception this Thursday evening, Feb. 5, in San Diego at the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) Annual Convention. WesternU alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend by registering online at

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