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:

Ohio State University president headlines annual College of Podiatric Medicine Dean’s Lecture
Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, MD, will serve as keynote speaker for the annual College of Podiatric Medicine Lawrence B. Harkless Dean’s Distinguished Lecture.

The lecture, which is open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Western University of Health Sciences’ Health Education Center, Lecture Hall I, 701 E. Second Street, Pomona, California 91766. Click here to view a flier.

Drake is the 15th president of The Ohio State University. His vision for the university’s future focuses on access, affordability and excellence, with an emphasis on groundbreaking research and modern and effective teaching. Other focus areas include deepening the university’s community engagement and advancing inclusive excellence and diversity.

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From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Two WesternU College of Graduate Nursing alumnae selected as AANP Fellows
Western University of Health Sciences College of Graduate Nursing Dean Mary Lopez, PhD, RN, has announced that two alumnae from the college have earned the distinction of Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP): Dr. Patti McCluskey-Andre and Dr. Minna Miller.

“Fellowship status is the highest recognition that a nurse practitioner can achieve,” Lopez said. “Fellows enhance the mission of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a 75,000-member strong organization that advances health at local, state, national, and global levels. There are more than 220,000 nurse practitioners nationwide, and about 675 hold Fellowship.”

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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 Dental Medicine:

WesternU We Care Dental on TV
Derek Siani, Assistant Director for Patient Care Services and Site Director for WesternU We Care Dental, recently appeared on the “Desert Living Show.”

Click here to watch the video: vimeo.com/208202813.


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.


Kudos on accomplishments
Congratulations to Dr. David J. Sanchez and his collaborators from 10 other institutions on their most recent publication in which they generated a mutant library and found that an attenuation mutation introduced into the matrix protein made a broadly cross-reactive T cell response against numerous influenza strains.

Wang L, Liu S-Y, Chen H-W, Xu J, Chapon M, Zhang T, Zhou F, Wang YE, Quanquin N, Wang G, Tian X, He Z, Liu L, Yu W, Sanchez DJ, Liang Y, Jiang T, Modlin R, Bloom BR, Li Q, Deng JC, Zhou P, Qin FX-F, Cheng G. Generation of a Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine that Elicits Broad Protection in Mice and Ferrets. Cell Host & Microbe.21(3):334-43. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.007. Link to Abstract


From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine invites community to Open House
Western University of Health Sciences’ 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, 309 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif. 91766. Admission is free and open to the public.

The event is organized and run by WesternU’s 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.

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. Scouts will again be able to earn merit badges, and CVM will offer its own fun badges for purchase on site.

For more information, call Stephanie Butler at 909-706-3768 or email sbutler@westernu.edu.

Click here to visit the CVM Open House web page: http://www.westernu.edu/cvmopenhouse/index.html

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Fourth-year COMP student Anya Dyurgerova wrote a blog on the Association of Women Surgeon’s website on Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to read the story.