Western University of Health Sciences elevated to “”Great College to Work For”” Honor Roll

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

WesternU received recognition in six categories: Collaborative Governance, Compensation and Benefits, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Professional Development Programs, and Respect & Appreciation.

“”Western University of Health Sciences is a great place to work because the foundational philosophy of the University is carried out on a daily basis by the people who work, teach and learn here,”” said WesternU President Philip Pumerantz, PhD. “”Our humanistic philosophy puts an emphasis on compassion and caring. It’s passed on to every student who spends time here; equally important, it’s lived out on a day-to-day basis by WesternU’s faculty and staff. The way we treat one another – compassionately, respectfully, and with the concern one holds for family members – is at the very heart of who we are as an institution and an employer.””

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From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

The WesternU Physical Therapy Department will be hosting a double-header softball game against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) on Oct. 4, 2014 with games at 4 and 7 p.m. at San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E. St., San Bernardino, California – home of the Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball team.

Come out and show your support, enjoy some food, drinks, and great softball to benefit the WWAST (http://woundedwarrioramputeesoftballteam.org/), which raises awareness and education on the Wounded Warriors and their ability to overcome any obstacle.

The first game offers the general public an opportunity to play against the WWAST through various sponsorship opportunities. Contact Tiffany Witherspoon by email at tlewis@westernu.edu for more information about playing against the WWAST.

The second game is comprised of WesternU physical therapy students against the WWAST.

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster via this link at http://ow.ly/z9xIo. $10 for adults, $5 for military and free for kids 12 and under.

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Department of Health Sciences News

An excellent continuing education event will be presented by the Southern California Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) board members at WesternU. The lecture will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in the Health Professions Center (HPC), Bartlett Theater. The cost is $20 for SOPHE members and $25 for non-members. Sign-up today with the link provided below and tell all of your friends and fellow Health Science colleagues of this great opportunity. http://scsophe.org/calendar-sp-1251925697/event-lists/event/167-sc-sophe-continuing-education-event-social-media-in-health-education-101

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Teresa Morishita, Director of Engagement and Strategic Programs and CVM Professor of Poultry Medicine and Food Safety, wrote the chapter titled “”Galliformes”” in the recently published Zoo and Wildlife Medicine textbook. Dr. Morishita is the veterinary advisor to the Galliformes Taxon Advisory Group of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and has served in this role since 2009. Galliformes are bird species including exotic pheasants, peafowl, and quail kept in zoological gardens.

Dr. Morishita is listed as one of three longest-serving editors of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, the official scientific journal of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians. She has held the position of editor since 2005, and she was the first woman to serve as Editor-in-Chief.

Dr. Morishita was selected to continue her service on the Technical Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Technical Committee evaluates diagnostic tests and health programs to ensure disease-free commercial poultry flocks in the United States in order to ensure a safe food supply. As a testament to her dedication and standing, Dr. Morishita has been asked to serve as a Technical Committee member since 1996.

From University Student Affairs:

LEAD celebrates another successful SMSPP

Forty incoming WesternU students from six programs and their deans and faculty celebrated the end of another successful Summer Medical Sciences Prep Program (SMSPP) on Friday, July 18, 2014. The students were all congratulated by their deans as they handed them certificates of completion. This year’s SMSPP had students from Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, Optometry, Podiatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy. The SMSPP is an optional five-week summer program designed to prepare incoming students for the rigors of their chosen program by providing an introduction to applicable basic medical science courses, efficient academic learning skills, and wellbeing competencies in an interprofessional setting.

From University Advancement:

Faculty & Staff Luncheon & Silent Auction

The 7th annual Faculty & Staff Luncheon & Silent Auction raised more than $4,500 for Western University of Health Sciences’ University Scholarship Fund.

WesternU’s Office of University Advancement presented the “”Summer in the City”” event July 18, 2014 with activities that included a cupcake contest, Dr. Ben Cohen Nok-Hockey Tournament, inflatable basketball hoop contest, human foosball tournament, silent auction, and a delicious taco lunch sponsored by Cardenas Markets.

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Alumni Day is Aug. 9

This summer, the Alumni Office is inviting alumni to campus for Alumni Day on Saturday, Aug. 9. Taking place before and during the President’s Welcome BBQ, alumni and their guests will be led on campus tours to see how the campus has changed and grown since they graduated. They will also hear from a panel of current students about campus life today, before joining the new students on the Esplanade for a barbecue lunch.

To learn more about the event, go to http://www.westernu.edu/alumni/alumni-day/.

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