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 Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

STAT Madness 2018
WesternU is one of 64 teams selected to compete in STAT Madness 2018 and we need your support and votes. WesternU is represented by Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences Dean Michel Baudry, PhD, and his team, who are investigating the potential for a targeted calpain inhibitor to reduce the damaging effects of traumatic brain injury.

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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:

Academic Pharmacy Now
The College of Pharmacy’s diversity and pipeline efforts are featured in the latest edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. Special thanks to Renee Cook and Mario Jimenez for providing national exposure to COP’s wonderful diversity programs. Click here to view the magazine online: https://issuu.com/aacp/docs/apn-2018issue1


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 Western Diabetes Institute:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dr. Andrew Pumerantz and Dr. Cesar Ochoa from Western Diabetes Institute conducted research with students and faculty from COMP, CPM and GCBS. The WDI Research Department will present two research posters at these upcoming events:

“Clinical Variables Associated with Moderate-Severe Multimorbidity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,” by Cesar Ochoa, MD, PhD, Adeba T. Mohammad, Fanglong Dong, PhD, Amanda Dupre, Maureen Nwaokoro, Edward Barnes, MD, Andrew S. Pumerantz, DO, will be presented Feb. 27, 2018 at the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI) 5th Annual Research Symposium.

“Achieving Personalized Metabolic and Functional Care Goals in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes by Utilizing the Diabetes Cross-Disciplinary Index (DXDI©) to Improve Self-Management, Treatment Satisfaction, and Health Literacy,” by Aleena P. Resendez, Byron Rastegari, Cesar Ochoa, MD, PhD, John Nguyen, PT, DPT, Janelle Green, DPM, and Andrew S. Pumerantz, DO, will be presented March 2, 2018 at the LMSA (Latino Medical Student Association) West Conference at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.



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.