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This Week@WesternU, June 9-13, 2014

by Rodney Tanaka

June 9, 2014

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Towne & Gown Golf Classic

WesternU invites everyone to an exciting day of golf to benefit the Towne & Gown Endowed Scholarship.

The Towne & Gown Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at Red Hill Country Club, 8358 Red Hill Country Club Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Registration and lunch starts at 11 a.m. followed by a noon shotgun start. The Hole-in-One prize is a 2014 Chevrolet, sponsored by Mark Christopher Auto Center. Reception dinner and awards ceremony will follow the event.

Cost is $200 per golfer or $800 per foursome. Dinner for a non-golfing guest is available for a fee of $50. Proceeds will benefit the Towne & Gown Endowed Scholarship thanks to the generosity of T.F. Chen, DDS. Deadline to enter is June 9, 2014.

For more information or to sign up for the Towne & Gown Golf Classic, please contact Austin Braunwalder at (909) 469-8495 or

To view the website go to Click here to view a brochure.

Helicopter Drop

Everyone is invited to join the Towne & Gown Golf Classic Helicopter Drop, whether you’re at the golf course or not. The helicopter team will dump numbered golf balls over a designated hole, and the owner of the ball that lands in the hole (or closest to the pin) will win the 50-50 cash prize. Contact Austin Braunwalder at (909) 469-8495 or for more information.

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Southern California Medical Museum moving to WesternU

The Southern California Medical Museum (SCMM) will bring its unique collection of medical, dental and pharmacy artifacts, historical pictures, photographs and rare books to Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif.

“”It’s important that we study our past, which provides a lot of direction for our future,”” said WesternU President Philip Pumerantz, PhD. “”Going through the history of medicine in general, and specifically osteopathic medicine, there are many stories and examples of courage, innovation and compassion that serve as inspiration for us.””

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From the College of Graduate Nursing:

WesternU’s College of Graduate Nursing named Top 10 U.S. nursing school

The College of Graduate Nursing (CGN) at Western University of Health Sciences is one of the 10 best nursing schools in the country, according to a new report.

CGN ranked as the 10th best nursing program in the nation, according to the Spring 2014 Rankings of Top Graduate Programs. The rankings are based on ratings and reviews from current or recent students’ rankings posted on

“”The CGN faculty, staff and administration are grateful for this external validation by our students. No one knows more about the graduate school experience than current or recent graduate students,”” said CGN Founding Dean Karen Hanford, EdD, MSN, FNP. “”This achievement provides evidence of program quality and achievement of a student-centered culture that faculty and staff value to support our students as they complete their education.””

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Kudos on accomplishments

At Kaiser’s 7th Annual Ambulatory Care Nursing Symposium: Leading through Innovation, a poster was presented by CGN’s Ambulatory Nursing Committee: Dawn Stone, PhD(c), Jan Boller, PhD, Karen Hanford, EdD, Mitzi McKay, MFA, Eva Badouin, BS, and Diana Lithgow, PhD on May 15-16 in Pasadena. Associate Professor Dawn Stone facilitated the discussion about Graduate Education in Ambulatory Care Nursing: Pathways to Success during the poster sessions at the conference.

From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Bone Boot Camp

The Masters of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) Class of 2015 traveled to Alpine Meadows at 7400 ft. in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains last week for their “”Bone Boot Camp.”” The three-day, two-night adventure combined intense academic work on the human skeleton with a professionally-guided “”ropes”” course challenging students physically and mentally. Thirty-five students participated this year, learning teamwork, academic study skills and anatomy course material. Six alumni of MSMS ’14 were on hand to act as tutors and cheer the incoming students on. Faculty and staff conducting the event included Director Jodi Olson, Monica Chavez, Dr. Elizabeth Rega, Dr. Loni Nguyen and Dr. Guru Betageri. Four MSBS 2015 students joined the rope course and spent program review time under the direction of Dr. Manal Swairjo.

MSMS students began their academic year with orientation on June 2, and will spend 11

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