East West Scholarship Dinner

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, optometry, podiatric medicine, dental medicine and veterinary medicine. Applicants from all ethnic backgrounds are selected based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.

The dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Hilton San Gabriel, 225 West Valley Blvd. San Gabriel, Calif. 91776.

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From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Dean’s Distinguished Lecture
The second annual College of Podiatric Medicine Lawrence B. Harkless Dean’s Distinguished Lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 in WesternU’s Health Education Center, Lecture Hall I. The Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, MD, will give the keynote presentation, “Higher Education, Healthcare and The Future of America.” Click here to view a flier.


From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Spring Symposium
The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring a Spring Symposium, “Translational Research: Success Stories,” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the Health Professions Center, Amphitheater II. Click here to view a flier.


From the College of Pharmacy:

Ray Symposium
The College of Pharmacy will hold the 2017 Ray Symposium at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 in HEC Lecture Hall I. Keynote speaker Dana Goldman, PhD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, will talk about “Re-Thinking Value in an Era of Health Reform.” Click here for more information and to register.


Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program designated as one of the best national programs
The Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) program in the College of Pharmacy has been recognized as a top national program and “hidden gem” at the MS level, according to an external peer review. Click here to read the full story.

More stories can be found in the most recent publication of the College of Pharmacy’s RxBound magazine. Click here to read RxBound.


From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Open House
The College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its 12th annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 on WesternU’s Pomona campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Last year, more than 2,000 local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts attended and earned scouting badges while learning about animals and the veterinary profession. CVM will offer its own fun badges that every scout can purchase on site.

The event is organized and run by the WesternU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The theme is “Animals Around the World.” Activities will include pet care tips, live animal learning exhibits, a microchip clinic, information on how to become a veterinarian, and food, drinks and ice cream from local vendors. The Aquarium of the Pacific, Reptile House, Bunny World Foundation and others will have interactive exhibits. For more information, call Stephanie Butler at 909-706-3768.

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Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Associate Professor Brian Oakley recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve as a panel member for a USDA competitive grants panel. In December 2016, Dr. Oakley served as an expert panelist and invited speaker for the 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics in Agriculture held at the headquarters of the Global Animal Health Organization (OIE) in Paris, France.


From University Advancement:

Alumni news
On Tuesday, March 7, the Alumni Office hosted a pizza lunch on campus for the 126 members of the PharmD Class of 2017. Prior to the lunch, Alumni Director Russel Heskin spoke to the students about the benefits and services that will be available to them as alumni. He also discussed what actions they can take to improve the College’s and University’s reputation, rankings, and resources, and how doing so will benefit the value of their degree.

The College of Veterinary Medicine hosted their annual Dean’s Reception in conjunction with the 2017 Western Veterinary Conference on Monday, March 6 at the Flamingo Mansion in Las Vegas, Nevada. About 65 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and guests enjoyed a catered reception.


From University Financial Services & Treasury:

Kudos on accomplishments
Katie Barboza, payroll administrator for University Financial Services & Treasury, will receive a Woman of Achievement Award in Business from state Sen. Ed Hernandez on March 24. Barboza is completing her MBA at the University of La Verne. Click here to read more in Voice, the University of La Verne’s magazine.