From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

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COMP alumna Geraldine O’Shea, DO ‘93, (wife of Mark Eastman, DO ’93, and mother of Amelia Eastman, DO ’07) was elected American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) second vice president of the Board of Trustees on July 20, 2013, during the AOA Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago. She joins alumna Barbara Walker, DO ’84, who started her third consecutive three-year term on the AOA’s Board of Trustees. Alumnus James Dearing, DO ’84, completed two consecutive three-year terms on the Board.

A paper published this spring by Matt Wedel of COMP and CPM is profiled in the current issue of New Scientist. The New Scientist story is available to subscribers at and the paper itself is freely available at

Brion Benninger, MD, MSc, attended the 30th annual American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) meeting in Denver, Colorado July 9-13. Dr. Benninger was accompanied by 12 COMP-Northwest students and his anatomy technicians.

Click here for a complete list of presentations.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Pharmacy Practice and Administration Department faculty members have published a wonderful overview and update on Collaborative Pharmacy Practice. This was an Invited Publication directed to Dr. Law by Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice (A Dove Press Journal). The CORE (Community Pharmacy Research and Education) faculty members were asked to participate in a “collaborative” attempt at writing this review article. This is the second publication through a group effort by CORE.

Citation: Law AV, Gupta EK, Hata M, Hess KM, Klotz RS, Le QA, Schwartzman E, Tai BB. Collaborative Pharmacy Practice: An Update. Invited Publication in Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice. Published Date June 2013 Volume 2013:2, Pages 1 – 16. Click here to view the article.

College of Pharmacy student Eva Levbarg, PharmD’14, received the 2013 Student Leadership Award from the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The award was established to recognize the contribution of pharmacy students to CSHP, the pharmacy profession, and local communities. Each year, one student from each of the California schools of pharmacy is eligible to receive this award. Their outstanding activities in pharmacy and/or community service have been exemplary.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Professor David M. Selkowitz, PT, PhD, OCS, DAAPM, will present a one-hour webinar in September titled “Electrotherapy for Denervated Muscle” for Aegis Therapies as part of their continuing education series referred to as “Ask the Expert Call Series.” Aegis Therapies is one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country, providing rehabilitation services primarily to residents of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities with operations at more than 900 locations in 40 states.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

A paper by Dr. Victoria Voith, “Comparison of Visual and DNA Breed Identification of Dogs and Inter-Observer Reliability,” is featured on, the Humane Research Council. Click here for more information.

From University Advancement:

WesternU View Summer 2013

Click here to read the latest edition of WesternU View magazine, featuring comprehensive Commencement coverage, features on two retiring faculty members and much more.

From the Office of University Recruitment/Strategic Enrollment Management

Preview Day

Registration is open for WesternU Preview Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, highlighting health education opportunities offered at Western University of Health Sciences.

Preview Day, held in and around WesternU’s Health Education Center (HEC), 701 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif., will provide potential students the opportunity to get more information about a health profession program of interest, hear about the admissions process, learn about financial aid, see curriculum firsthand, discover how to become a competitive applicant, and meet students and faculty.

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