WesternU president recognized with Community Service Award by Pomona Unified

Western University of Health Sciences President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, was the recipient of a Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) 2018 Community Service Award in recognition of his support of the “Pomona Partnership” between the University and the school district.

Dr. Wilson was nominated through the PUSD Health Services Department and recognized with this achievement during PUSD’s annual Community Service Awards ceremony.

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From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

WesternU remembers visionary CVM planner Dr. Billy Hooper
Western University of Health Sciences joins the veterinary community in mourning the death of Billy Ernest Hooper, DVM, who wrote the foundational document for WesternU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Hooper died June 6, 2018 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. He was a faculty member and administrator at several universities, including WesternU.

Hooper was retained in 1997 by then-WesternU President Philip Pumerantz, PhD, to write a plan for a new and innovative College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). His plan included two founding principles that continue to guide CVM to this day: problem-based learning (PBL) and strategic partnerships with the private veterinary sector to provide clinical training for students.

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Kudos on accomplishments
CVM graduate Caitlin O’Shea, DVM ’09, has recently accepted a position in equine orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at North Carolina State University.



From the College of Pharmacy:

Pharmacy Practice and Administration (PPAD) Post-Docs accomplishments
Congratulations to our 2017-18 PPAD Post-Docs on their accomplishments this past year. Click here to read about their accomplishments: http://webassets.westernu.edu/westernu-news/docs/Post-Docs-Accomplishments-2017-2018-Final.pdf



From the College of Dental Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Setareh Lavasani, DDS, MS, for her lecture presentation, “Applications of CBCT for Dental Implants; What to look for and how to interpret the findings?” which she presented on June 2 at the 2018 Global Dental Implant Academy (GDIA) Symposium in Anaheim, California. Her lecture was well received with about 400 in attendance. She has been invited to provide additional lectures on a similar topic in Michigan and Tijuana, Mexico. 

Dr. Lavasani also won the first-place prize for her poster presentation at the meeting and was further recognized as a Fellow at the GDIA event.