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This Week@WesternU, Jan. 27-31, 2020

by Rodney Tanaka

January 27, 2020

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Free glaucoma screenings   

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. The WesternU Eye Care Institute will hold free glaucoma screenings in the WesternU Health – Pomona first floor lobby 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 8-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Have your eye pressure taken, learn what glaucoma is and learn about glaucoma risk factors. No appointment necessary. Please help spread the word. Click here to view a flier.


From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Screening of the documentary “Not Carol”
The Western University of Health Sciences College of Graduate Nursing Maternal Mental Health Committee will hold a screening of the new documentary film, “Not Carol” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The film, from multi-Emmy winner Planet Grande Pictures, is a feature-length documentary following the case of Carol Coronado.  “Not Carol” takes a deep dive into the taboo world of maternal mental health, blowing the lid off a national epidemic that is ravaging families at a shocking rate.

The screening will take place in WesternU’s Health Education Center, Lecture Hall 2, 701 E. Second Street, Pomona, Calif.

The film will begin promptly at 5 p.m., followed by a Q&A Panel. For more information on the film call Dr. Gwen Orozco at 909-469-8438. Cost is free. Bring your family and friends.

On May 20, 2014, Carol Coronado, a young and loving mother, killed her three children in an episode of Postpartum Psychosis. The film features the country’s leading legal and medical experts as they explore the dark world of postpartum mental illness through the prism of the Coronado murder case. With exclusive access to the Coronado family and legal team, the film drills down on the cause and effects of postpartum psychosis. More than 800,000 new mothers suffer from postpartum depression every year and out of every thousand births, one to two moms will suffer a psychotic break. Of those, 4% are at risk of killing their child, and 5% are at risk of killing themselves. This powerful film brings light to the repercussions of severe postpartum mental illness and the essential need for awareness and intervention to prevent tragedy.

If you or anyone you know needs help, please contact the Postpartum Support International Helpline: 800-944-4PPD (4773).

Click here to view a flier.


From the College of Dental Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dr. Gary Pape presented a webinar through the American Dental Education website titled “The Remediation Process: Guiding Learners Back on Path” on Jan. 14.  Dr. Pape taught attendees how to identify the scope of the problem, compare current management strategies to literature-supported best practices and chart a path forward to greater success for students, faculty and their institution.

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