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This Week@WesternU, March 19-23, 2012

by Rodney Tanaka

March 19, 2012

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Austin Lecture

There is a public health emergency with respect to child vision care. Millions of children are not receiving essential eye care services that can prevent eye disease, developmental delays, school achievement and other social problems. The country needs to provide all children with comprehensive vision care to ensure optimal health outcomes.

That was the message from Deborah Klein Walker, EdD, the keynote speaker at Western University of Health Sciences’ third annual Dr. Robert L. Austin Endowed Lectureship in Pediatric Medicine and Pediatric Health Policy on March 15, 2012.

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Ray Symposium

“Reforming Health Care: Policy, Politics and Patient Care,” by keynote speaker Joshua S. Benner, PharmD, ScD, President and CEO, RxAnte, Inc. and Visiting Scholar, The Brookings Institution.

5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Health Education Center, Lecture Hall I. Reception immediately following the Symposium. Presented by the College of Pharmacy and the Interprofessional Education Program. Please RSVP by April 2 to Renee Cook at 909-706-3826 or

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Health Screening and Resource Fair

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012 on the WesternU Esplanade, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif. 91766. Free screenings for blood pressure, dental, glucose, osteopathic manipulative therapy and vision and education on asthma and healthy living, colorectal cancer awareness, emergency preparedness, heartburn awareness and medication therapy review (please bring a list of your medications and dosage). Sponsored by WesternU and Target Pharmacy. Click here to view a flier in English and Spanish.

Toastmasters Open House (please note location change)

Toast of the Towne Toastmasters Club will be having an open house at 6:30 p.m. March 27, 2012 in Compatriots Hall, HSC. Come and learn how Toastmasters International can help you overcome the fear of speaking in public. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy a fun and entertaining learning experience. RSVP to Louise Clark at 909-469-5588 or

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Residency matching

For most COMP students, four years of medical school comes down to one day – matching to a residency, according to fourth-year COMP student Bryan Tucker.

On March 16, 2012, fourth-year medical students held a Match Day event at 5 p.m. in Western University of Health Sciences’ Health Education Center Recital Hall in Pomona, Calif., to celebrate the achievement of getting their first jobs as doctors. Click here to read the full story.

Kudos on accomplishments

Mathew Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM gave an invited lecture titled “Flip-top heads, air-filled bones, and teenage pregnancy: how sauropod dinosaurs got so big” at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on March 8.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

College of Pharmacy faculty members were involved in many activities at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting and Expo held in New Orleans, La. March 8-13, 2012. Click here for the full report.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Veterinary Assistant Professor and avian veterinarian Dr. Miguel Saggese was invited to Madrid, Spain in February to give a full day series of lectures on avian and reptile anesthesia and surgery. These lectures were part of a year-long course on exotic animal medicine. After successful completion of a final exam at the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies, veterinarians receive a General Practitioner Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice. The event was organized by Improve Iberia, an affiliate of Improve International, a non-governmental organization with a goal to provide “Continuous Professional Development for Veterinarians in Europe.”

From the Pumerantz Library

Library update

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