From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
Third-year College of Podiatric Medicine students Marcela Orellana and Dana Brems had an abstract accepted for oral presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo Nov. 4-8, 2017 in Atlanta. The abstract, “Limitations of Ad Hoc Interpreters on Patient Understanding and Compliance in Diabetic Foot Care,” will be presented on Nov. 7. Click here for more information:


Retirement reception for Dr. Harkless
The College of Podiatric Medicine held a retirement reception for Founding Dean Lawrence Harkless, DPM, on Tuesday, June 6. Click here to view photos on Facebook:


From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments
Congratulations to the following Pharmaceutical Sciences Department members on their most recent accomplishments: 

Oelschlaeger P. Change in self-assessed comfort level of first-year pharmacy students as an alternative approach to measure teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Jeffrey Wang presented on chemistry and pharmacy professions at the American Chemistry Society’s San Gorginio Section’s Student Scholarship and Awards Recognition Banquet on May 12, 2017, in Riverside, Calif.


From University Advancement:

Alumni news
Representatives from the WesternU Alumni Association spoke at each of the University’s six Commencement Ceremonies during the past few weeks to welcome the new graduates into the alumni family and provide some words of wisdom:

CAHP/CPM: Reina Deogracias, DPM ’13

COP/CDM: Angela Hastings, DMD ’13

CGN/CO: Abby Hsu, OD ’13

CVM: Eric Fish, DVM ’12

COMP/GCBS: Kendell (Felker) Anderson, DO ’15

COMP-Northwest: Eric Vinceslio, DO ’16

On the morning of Thursday, June 1, Ruby Hoang, DO ’17, received the Alumni Memorial Award during the COMP-Northwest Graduate Awards Breakfast in Lebanon, Ore. The only University-wide graduate award, the Alumni Memorial Award is presented annually by the WesternU Alumni Association in memory of deceased alumni to the one graduate throughout the University who best exhibits the dedication and enthusiasm of a future alumnus or alumna. Ruby received $500 and was presented with a certificate and a small gift.

The Alumni Office is currently promoting several upcoming events for alumni over the next few weeks. Click on the links below for details or to register to attend:

Saturday, June 17: COMP’s 10th Annual CME Conference, on campus

Friday, June 23: WesternU Reception at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Friday, June 23: WesternU Dinner at the California Podiatric Medical Association’s Western Foot & Ankle Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Wednesday, June 28: WesternU PA Career Expo, on campus

Saturday, July 1: WesternU Reception at the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Pacific Veterinary Conference in Long Beach, Calif.