WesternU is a six-time “Great College to Work For”

Western University of Health Sciences has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the sixth consecutive year, and also made the Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.

WesternU, which has campuses in Pomona, California and Lebanon, Oregon, was recognized in seven categories: Collaborative Governance, Compensation & Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect & Appreciation, Teaching Environment (Faculty Only) and Tenure Clarity and Process (Faculty Only/4-year Only).

“WesternU is truly a special university. The largest array of graduate health science schools in America yet the culture of a closely knit liberal arts college,” said WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD. “Humanistic science is our bedrock on which we have grown a community of caring.”

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Presidential Inauguration and Convocation

For only the second time in its 40-year history, Western University of Health Sciences will inaugurate a new president.

Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, will be inaugurated as WesternU President at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Fairplex in Pomona. The Presidential Inauguration and University Convocation Ceremony will also formally open WesternU’s academic year. White coat ceremonies and an invitation-only Inauguration Reception and Formal Dinner will follow. Click here for more information.

Saturday’s full schedule will cap a week of special events. WesternU will hold a faculty and staff reception, a students’ breakfast with the President, and the President’s Symposium, “Science, Health and Humanism.” Click here to read the full story.

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WesternU President’s Symposium features renowned clinical psychologist and author Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

Three renowned authors and academic leaders headline the President’s Symposium, part of Western University of Health Sciences’ multi-day celebration of the inauguration of WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD.

The symposium, “Health, Science & Humanism,” will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 in WesternU Health Education Center Lecture Hall I, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif. 91766. Click here for more information about WesternU’s Presidential Inauguration events.

Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, is a leading expert on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness. She is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is co-author of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness, Manic Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, which was chosen as the most outstanding book in biomedical sciences by the American Association of Publishers.
M. Roy Wilson, MD, became the 12th president of Wayne State University on August 1, 2013. Prior to joining Wayne State, Dr. Wilson served as deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health.

Dan Siegel, MD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and is the founding co-director of the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at UCLA.

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From the College of Dental Medicine:

WesternU College of Dental Medicine students collaborate globally
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine (CDM) students are learning professionalism, evidence-based practice and interpersonal skills by collaborating internationally with other dental students.

CDM joined the Global Citizenship in Dentistry collaborative in fall 2013. CDM students currently are the only U.S. participants. The collaborative includes Hong Kong University (HKU) dental students. Manchester University UK and International Medical University of Malaysia are set to join the program in early 2018.

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From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Kudos on accomplishments
Congratulations to Quannetta T. Edwards, PhD, Ivy Tuason, PhD, Ruth Trudgeon, DNP, and Alejandra Martinez, Community Outreach & Education Specialist from the College of Graduate Nursing (CGN), for their recent selection to present at the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo to be held Nov. 4- 8 in Atlanta. Edwards, Tuason and Trudgeon were selected for a round table discussion titled “Creating Healthy Populations through Assessment: Integrating Global & Population Health in Graduate Nursing Education – Ecological/ Educational Approach” and Tuason, Trudgeon and Martinez will give a podium presentation titled “Community Health Workers in Nursing Academia: Changing the Climate for Community Engagement.”

Congratulations also to Quannetta T. Edwards, PhD, MSN, MS, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, WHNP, FAANP, for her recent completion of the Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) to be added to her credentials. Her goal is to extend her work with populations focusing on global and community health.


From the College of Veterinary Medicine:
Kudos on accomplishments
Click here to read the latest accomplishments of Dr. Linda Kidd, including new publications, lecture presentations and service on the Morris Animal Foundation Scientific Advisory Board.


From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments
COMP alumnus Eric R. Hanson, DO ’99, was recently sworn in as president of the San Bernardino County Medical Society. Click here to read more in the Hesperia Star.