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This Week@WesternU, Feb. 20-23, 2018

by Rodney Tanaka

February 21, 2018

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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:

Click here to view a flier.



From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

WesternU professor, students publish textbook chapters
They gathered around the book excitedly, flipping through the pages until, on page 135, the result of a year of late-night revisions and lab work paid dividends: their names in print as authors of a textbook chapter on HIV/AIDS.

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) Associate Professor Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD, mentored several Western University of Health Sciences students in writing recently-published textbook chapters.

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AAHPSA at Hawaiian Gardens health fair
This past weekend, 22 students from the Asian-American Health Professions Student Association (AAHPSA) volunteered at a free health fair in Hawaiian Gardens, serving a predominantly Asian Pacific Islander and Hispanic population. The clinic was held in conjunction with UCLA undergraduate and medical volunteers, with WesternU COMP students providing free glucose, cholesterol, and osteopathic manipulation screenings and WesternU College of Optometry students providing basic vision screenings. Under the preceptorship of Dr. Redding and Dr. Pollak-Lazzaro from COMP and Dr. Tassinari from Optometry, AAHPSA addressed the concerns of more than 30 patients.



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 Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Associate Professor Babak Faramarzi presented at the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas. His presentation was titled “Conformational changes in the feet of growing foals: An overview.” Collaborators included Allison Salinger (DVM 2018) and Dr. F. Dong (GCBS).



From University Advancement:

Alumni news
The Alumni Office has a new and updated online alumni population map showing where our U.S. alumni live by county. The map is also interactive, such that if you hover your mouse over a state, a count of alumni in that state will appear; and if you click your mouse on a state, a list will display on the right side of the screen showing the count of alumni in each of that state’s counties.



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 or by phone at extension 5321.

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