WesternU’s East West Scholarship Dinner to honor longtime pharmacy educator

Western University of Health Sciences will honor College of Pharmacy Professor Sam Shimomura, PharmD, at its annual East West Scholarship Dinner on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Hilton San Gabriel, 225 West Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel, California 91776.

The East West Scholarship Dinner raises money to provide scholarships each year to WesternU students in graduate nursing, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant education, optometry, podiatric medicine, dental medicine and veterinary medicine. Applicants from all ethnic backgrounds are selected based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.

To date, more than 300 WesternU students have received awards totaling more than $425,000.

Click here to visit the East West Scholarship Dinner website to buy tickets or become a sponsor: http://www.westernu.edu/east-west/.

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WesternU, U of R sign linkage agreement to enhance diversity in the health care workforce

Leaders from Western University of Health Sciences and the University of Redlands (U of R) will collaborate to enhance diversity in the health care workforce, emphasizing health provision to the medically underserved and creating opportunities for populations underrepresented in health care fields.

The two schools’ presidents and other administrators formalized their memorandum of understanding and linkage agreement during a ceremony Wednesday, March 7, 2018, on the WesternU campus in Pomona, California.

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Connett is first from WesternU appointed to ACOFP Board of Governors
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) Vice Dean David Connett, DO ’84, will become the first Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific faculty member to be inducted into the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Board of Governors.

Connett will be inducted during a ceremony on March 22, 2018, during the ACOFP 55th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas.

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Clinical trial
Clinical trial available for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes! This involves taking the oral agent liposomal glutathione, a natural antioxidant already present in the human body. $100 will be offered to eligible participants! If you are an individual with Type 2 Diabetes with no history of TB, HIV or liver function abnormalities, and are on no medications/on oral medications only, please contact research coordinator Albert Medina (amedina@westernu.edu, 909-469-8626) or principal investigator Dr. Vishwanath Venketaraman (vvenketaraman@westernu.edu) for further information.

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From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
College of Podiatric Medicine Professor and Foot and Ankle Center Medical Director Jonathan Labovitz, DPM, FACFAS, CHCQM, gave a lecture at the UCSF-Fresno Multidisciplinary Update in Internal Medicine: Diabetes Symposium on March 9, 2018. The lecture was “The High-Risk Diabetic Foot.”



From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Kudos on accomplishments
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties held a recognition ceremony on February 21, 2018 in New Orleans, La., for their 2017 clinical specialists.

We are proud to announce that College of Allied Health Professions alumni Grant Hirayama, PT, DPT ’13, is now a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Lindsey Liggan, PT, DPT ’13, and Winne Ma, PT, DPT ’12, are Board Certified Clinical Specialists in Women’s Health Physical Therapy.



From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Associate Professor Babak Faramarzi recently published a manuscript titled “Quantitative analysis and development of the hoof in Arabian foals from birth to one year of age” in the Veterinary Comparative Orthopedics and Teratology Journal (30 (6)403-412). Co-authors include Student Doctor Allison Salinger (DVM 2018), Dr. F. Dong (GCBS) and veterinary specialists from Cal Poly and Colorado State Universities. Citation: Faramarzi, B., Salinger A., Kaneps, A., Nout-Lomas, Y.S., Greene, H. and Dong, F. (2017).



From the College of Pharmacy:

On behalf of WesternU College of Pharmacy, thank you so much to all who came, ran, walked, volunteered and in any way supported the inaugural Rx5000 on Saturday, March 3, 2018! With the perfect running weather, we had more than 300 people gathered at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, CA for this amazing event.

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From the Pumerantz Library:

Exhibit & Family Fun Day @ the Pumerantz Library
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibit “Pictures of Nursing: the Zwerdling Postcard Collection” is on display in the Pumerantz Library until March 23, 2018. The College of Graduate Nursing is collaborating with the Pumerantz Library on showcasing this invaluable and evolving occupation and exploring the cultural values of this profession through historical postcards. For more information about the Zwerdling Postcard Collection please visit the NLM’s exhibit page.