From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

COMP professors, staff, students and alumni have major impact on new national osteopathic medicine textbook
A Western University of Health Sciences professor served as executive editor of the fourth edition of “Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine,” released in December 2018. It’s considered the most authoritative and comprehensive resource on osteopathic medicine for students, physicians and educators and is required reading for first- and second-year osteopathic medical students throughout the U.S.

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NNM/OMM) Professor Michael A. Seffinger, DO, started editing the book about three years prior to its release. Seffinger led a team of about 60 COMP faculty, students, staff and alumni who contributed by editing, writing, formatting and illustrating. WesternU personnel made up more than half of the nearly 120 contributors to the textbook nationwide.  

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COMP professor authors Editor’s Choice article for Obesity
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Professor Miklos Peterfy, PhD, authored a study selected as Editor’s Choice for the scientific journal Obesity.

The publication, “Adiposity-Independent Effects of Aging on Insulin Sensitivity and Clearance in Mice and Humans,” is co-authored by COMP Research Assistant Professor Nicole Ehrhardt, PhD, Jinrui Cui, Sezin Dagdeviren, Suchaorn Saengnipanthkul, Helen S. Goodridge, Jason K. Kim, Louise Lantier, Xiuqing Guo, Yii-Der I. Chen, Leslie J. Raffel, Thomas A. Buchanan, Willa A. Hsueh, Jerome I. Rotter, Mark O. Goodarzi, and Miklos Peterfy.

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COMP-Northwest in the news
WesternU COMP-Northwest was recently featured multiple times in local newspapers:

 

Western University of Health Sciences establishes Portland clinic
Western University of Health Sciences has established a health clinic in Portland which is intended to serve residents of the city and provide a training location for its students who are enrolled at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest.

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Austin Kleint stays busy in the classroom and the wrestling room
Austin Kleint, 22, is in his first year of medical school at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest in Lebanon. In the fall, he campaigned for a position in student government and now serves as official liaison between WesternU’s Lebanon and Pomona, Calif., campuses. In addition to his regular class work, Kleint has launched a research project to study chronic lower back in bicyclists.

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Students exposed to latest medical tech at COMP-Northwest seminars
Students from the physician assistant’s program at Pacific University, pre-med students from the University of Oregon and high school students from Sisters have learned about state-of-the-art medicine and technological breakthroughs at seminars with COMP-Northwest staff and students.

They were guests of anatomy professor Dr. Brion Benninger, who jokingly calls the seminars “Tomorrowland Medical Technologies.”

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COMP-Northwest offers youth science career activities
The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest’s weekend science learning program featured a lesson Saturday where kids could simulate how raindrops fall by dropping food coloring onto shaving foam floating on top of a jar of water.

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From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Fourth Annual College of Podiatric Medicine Dean’s Distinguished Lecture
5 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in HEC Lecture Hall I. Franklin J. Medio, PhD, will present “The Recognition of Podiatric Medicine as a Medical-Surgical Specialty: Breaking Down Barriers through Education and Training.”

The lecture will be streamed via Zoom link to COMP-Northwest Lecture Hall 1. Live streaming of the event will be available via this link: https://westernu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4wh7zimFSqO_LQKw0mcbbw.

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From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Kudos on accomplishments
College of Graduate Nursing alumna Sharon Chow, DNP ’17, RN, ANP-BC, PNP-BC, CGNP, PHN, CCD, published the following: Chow, S. (2019). The value of fracture liaison services as experienced by people with osteoporosis: An exploratory focus group study. Case Management, 25(1), 13-17, 33, 35.