Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2010 (Aug. 2-7, 2010) is a wonderful opportunity for incoming students to learn about the university and to meet their classmates. For questions regarding any of these events, call the Office of University Student Affairs at (909) 469-5340 or e-mail studentaffairs@westernu.edu. Additional information on college-specific orientation schedules, Ice Cream Social group breakdowns and other events is available here:


President’s Ice Cream Social (Optional)

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 at the Pumerantz Residence.

Convocation (Mandatory. Professional attire. White coats not required.)

8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way East. Ontario, CA 91764. Directions

White Coat ceremonies (Mandatory. Professional attire. Bring white coats but do not wear them)

Saturday, Aug. 7

For a complete list of White Coat ceremonies, click here.

President’s Welcome Lunch and campus tours immediately follow Convocation and White Coat ceremonies on the WesternU campus from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to this event by sending an e-mail to Special Events or by calling Rocki at (909) 469-5439.

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

COMP faculty Vishwanath Venketaraman and Alan Cundari and their colleagues from Cal Poly Pomona received the best poster award in molecular biology and physiology at the annual meeting of the Southern California Academy of Sciences in May at Cal State Los Angeles for “Effects of Glutathione on Dendritic Cell Response to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection.” Brenda Gonzalez, Karanjodh Johal, Carlos Guerra, Alan Cundari, John Chan and Vishwanath Venketaraman.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

The College of Pharmacy was represented by approximately a dozen faculty and staff at the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP) meeting held in Seattle July 10-14, 2010. Our faculty presented 19 abstracts at the meeting.

Click here for copies of the abstracts.

Dr. Eric Gupta has been promoted to Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration (non-tenure track) effective July 1, 2010. This is a great accomplishment. We look forward to working with Eric for years to come as a senior member of our faculty.

WesternU ASHP/CSHP Chapter Receives National Recognition

The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) chapter at WesternU has achieved ASHP-SSHP Recognition for 2010-11. The WesternU student chapter project focuses on professional and educational outreach to underserved communities in our area. Chapter members devoted time after class to promote the profession of pharmacy by visiting high schools to inspire students from minority background to pursue higher education. In addition, high school students were informed of the humanistic rewards that are linked to careers in the healthcare system, specifically careers in the health-system pharmacy.

From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Academic Teaching Conference

The College of Podiatric Medicine Academic Teaching Conference with local Residents takes place in the Health Education Center Classroom F every Tuesday morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. This week’s case topic is "Ankle Dislocation and Academic Learning Tools."