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This Week@WesternU, Feb. 21-24, 2012

by Rodney Tanaka

February 21, 2012

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Community Health Fair

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at New Direction Community Church, 1100 E. Holt Ave., Pomona. Free health screenings and information, and fun health activities for kids. Click here to view a flier. Visit WesternU’s home page to watch a video on the Health Fair.

PCHAT Women’s Clinic

Free annual Women’s Clinic 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 in WesternU’s Patient Care Center, 795 E. Second St., Pomona, second floor, Suite 5. Free pap smears, breast exams, health screenings and nutrition and fitness education. To make an appointment, call 909-469-8409 or e-mail

Click here to view a flier in English and Spanish.

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Researchers from COMP-Northwest visited Oregon State University on Feb. 10 to foster collaboration. Click here to read a message from Dr. Brion Benninger about this visit and other research projects at COMP-Northwest.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Chair and Associate Professor Dee Schilling, PT, PhD, recently became the editor of The Academic Review, the official newsletter of the Academic Council of the American Physical Therapy Association. The purpose of the Council, which was formed in 2010, is to advance the enterprise of academic physical therapy by promoting the highest standards of excellence in academic programs/departments/schools.

Department of Health Sciences Education News

Free Diabetes Literacy Project workshops will be held at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona.

“Diabetes and Nutrition,” 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25

“Diabetes and Exercise,” 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, March 3

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Anandi Law, Cynthia Jackevicius, Jennifer Le, Wallace Murray, Karl Hess, David Pham and David Min on the publication of “Impact of Faculty Orientation and Development Committee” as a Special Article in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012;76(1). All of our faculty have benefitted from the wonderful work of the FOD Committee over the years and it is extremely gratifying to see the objective evidence and outcomes from these efforts in AJPE.

The College of Pharmacy team won the Quiz Bowl at the CPhAOutlook meeting in Sacramento on Feb. 4, 2012. The winning team consisted of JR Flores, Jacob Arslanian, Roland Lagpacan, Paideia Le and Richard Garcia.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

A high percentage of students from the College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012 passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) on their first attempt. Click here to view the full story.

Veterinary Professor and parasitologist Dr. Malika Kachani presented a summary of a 2010 meeting organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with FAO, OIE, WHO, to move the concept of One Health forward, and to define specific action steps. The report reviews recent progress made in Neglected Zoonotic Diseases prevention, control and research and is now available at

Dr. Kachani described the goal to develop sustainable intersectoral collaboration at international, regional, national and sub-national levels by identifying concrete opportunities for implementing ‘One Health’ strategies and recognizing key barriers and possible options for overcoming these barriers. Her presentation became a portion of a recent report of the third meeting of the World Health Organization and appears on page 46 of the report.

From the College of Dental Medicine:

Give Kids A Smile

More than 230 children received free dental exams and preventative care at WesternU’s Dental Center as part of Give Kids A Smile on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Click here to view the full story and a slideshow.

From the Pumerantz Library:

Kudos on accomplishments

Ruth Harris, MLIS, Frances Chu, MSN, MLIS and Rudy Barreras, librarians at Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library, will be presenting their poster “Librarians collaborating with faculty to develop and deliver an Evidence-Based Eye Care Course” at the CARL Conference on “Creativity & Sustainability: Fostering User-Centered Innovations in Difficult Times” from April 5-7, 2012. The library could not have done this without the help of Dr. Elizabeth Hoppe, the Dean of the College of Optometry.

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