PCC Open House

WesternU’s Patient Care Center will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Students, staff and the public are invited to attend this free event, which will include:

• Eye Care Center: Vision screenings, frame styling by the experts, prize raffles, vendor fair, product samples, clinic tours and information sessions.

• WesternU Pharmacy: Flu shots, travel medicine counseling, osteoporosis and diabetes screenings.

• Medical Center: Information about Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

• Foot & Ankle Center: Foot screenings, electronic foot pressure sensing, and a presentation on general foot health.

• Western Diabetes Institute: Educational information on diabetes and hypertension; post-screening educational services, including arranging proper follow-up.

• Dental Center: Information about Dental Center services

Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Christina Tatum, 909-469-5454.

Preview Day

Registration is open for the fourth WesternU Preview Day on Saturday, March 5, 2011, highlighting health education opportunities offered at WesternU. Click here to read more.

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Susan Mackintosh, DO, MPH, and Marek Malecki, MD, PhD, presented the lectures and organized the workshop on Interprofessional Education (IPE) titled “Interprofessional Case-Based Learning for Improved Collaboration Amongst Healthcare Providers: Leveling the Playing Field in Safety, Access and Equality” at the first International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, Jan. 20-24, 2011. Dr. Malecki also delivered the lecture, “Health, Genes, Environment.”

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

The Run for Mobility 2011

Members of the DPT Class of 2013 are running in the Surf City USA half marathon in Huntington Beach on Feb. 6 to raise money for the Free Wheelchair Mission’s Run for Mobility 2011. The Free Wheelchair Mission builds wheelchairs using commonly available components and delivers them to undeveloped countries around the world.

Click here to view the team’s donation page.

From the College of Pharmacy:

College of Pharmacy Named Top Partner by CVS Caremark

CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S., named WesternU’s College of Pharmacy as its 2010 Partner of the Year. Click here to read more.

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Cynthia Jackevicius is second author on a publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Jason R. Guertin, Cynthia A. Jackevicius, Jafna L. Cox, Karin Humphries, Louise Pilote, Derek Y. So, Jack V. Tu, Harindra Wijeysundera and Stéphane Rinfret. The potential economic impact of restricted access to angiotensin-receptor blockers. CMAJ pub ahead of print, January 24, 2011.

Dr. Gollapudi Shankar was co-author on a poster presented by one of our previous faculty members, Dr. Lama Nazer: Nazer L, Al-Najjar T, Shankar G, “Agranulocytosis Associated with Psychotropic Medications: A Fatal Case- And Literature Survey.” Presented at the annual meeting of Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, Calif. on Jan. 21, 2011.

From University Advancement:

Save the Date

WesternU’s “Towne and Gown Golf Classic,” Monday, March 21, 2011 ~ Shotgun Start at Noon ~ $150 per golfer. Glendora Country Club, 310 Amelia Avenue, Glendora. Featuring lunch, a fun scramble format, golf, buffet reception and additional contests and prizes, benefitting the University Scholarship Fund. To register early, contact Susan Terrazas at 909-706-3476 or e-mail