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This Week@WesternU, March 29-April 2, 2010

by Rodney Tanaka

March 29, 2010

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From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Health Professions News

World Health Day is April 7, 2010. The focus is urbanization and health. The campaign slogan is “1000 cities – 1000 lives.” Worldwide events call on cities to open up public spaces to health, whether it is activities in parks, town hall meetings, clean-up campaigns, and others. Urban health champions will be highlighted to illustrate what people are doing to improve health in their cities. For more information, visit the World Health Organization Web site.

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Allison Fitzsimmons, DPT class of 2012, on her recent selection as a student representative to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates. Allison was one of three students selected from a large pool of applications received from students in all the California PT and PTA programs. Allison will begin her role as a student delegate by participating in the House of Delegates meeting at the Annual APTA Conference this June in Boston.

Kudos to the Interprofessional Indoor Soccer team, the “Bumble Bees,” for winning the season championship March 21 held at the Upland Arena. The team, which had a 10-1 record for the season, consisted of DPT 2010 students – Candice Schmutzler, Mary Pongetti, and Betty Chen; DPT 2011 students – Adam Zollinger, Jenna Tomlinson, Ben Turner, and Liz Alexander; DPT 2012 student Kyle Green; COP 2013 student Ben Walker; MSN 2012 student Dawn Turner; and COP Professor Dr. Fadi Khasawneh.

From the College of Pharmacy:

COP News

Join the College of Pharmacy at the fourth annual Ray Symposium to be held in the new Health Education Center auditorium on April 15, featuring Dr. Michael Cohen speaking on medication safety. For more information please visit

Please consider supporting this year’s eighth annual GNP/ICP Scholarship Golf Classic on June 9, 2010 at Robinson Ranch in Santa Clarita. This prestigious tournament supports scholarship funds for those students who have an interest in pursuing an independent pharmacy career. For more information contact Paul A. Stover at

From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Kudos on accomplishments

Four WesternU DNP students – Christine Magladry, Candace Malson, Gloria Huerta, and Susan Nelson – participated with 135 nursing students from around the country in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) inaugural Nursing Student Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. last week and were inducted into the AACN Policy Academy. Sponsored by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, the summit coincided with AACN’s 2010 Spring Annual Meeting and featured a variety of presentations by policy experts, interactive discussions with Washington insiders, lobbying visits to U.S. members of Congress, strategic networking opportunities, and the passage of historic national health care policy legislation.

Haiti fundraiser

The MSN-E Class of 2013 helped organize an interprofessional futsal/soccer tournament in honor of Daniel Kloos, who died in the Jan. 23 earthquake in Haiti. Daniel had been accepted to join COMP this August as a member of the class of 2014. The tournament raised more than $1,200 for the orphanage Daniel was visiting at the time in Haiti. Other clubs and colleges also participated by conducting food sales during the tournament. Click here for more information and photos.

From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Open House

CVM will hold an open house, “All Creatures Great & Small,” on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Activities include Student Club booths, tips on pet care, games and giveaways, campus tours, learn about becoming a veterinarian, Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aquarium on Wheels, pet microchipping, L.A. County K-9 Unit demonstrations, shelter pet adoptions, rabies vaccinations for pets, In-N-Out Burger, snacks and drinks.

Click here for more information.

From the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy:

Kudos on accomplishments

June Isaacson Kailes, CDHP Associate Director, was co-author of an article that appeared in Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications, Volume 18, Number 1, Winter 2010 , pp. 5-10(6). Authors: Gardner-Bonneau, Daryle J.; Kailes, June Isaacson. Publisher: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Click here to view the article.

From the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library:

Communities Thrive @ your library

Celebrate National Library Week at the Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library, April 11-17, 2010.

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is celebrating National Library Week by co-sponsoring with the WesternU LEAD department the lecture series “Start Strong… Finish Stronger.” Topics will include everything students need to get through finals, such as how to study, gathering and organizing citations, writing a better paper, and how to prepare and present presentations.

National Library Week will also include a week-long book sale, special displays and a Fine Free Friday.

Come and celebrate with us and thank all the staff for trying to make your studies, teaching and research easier!

For more information, visit Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library at 287 Third St, Pomona, CA or call 909-469-5323 or see the library’s Facebook page or follow us on Twitter at for the latest news on the library.

Citrus Exhibit

The “Citrus and Health” exhibit hosted by The Pumerantz Library has been extended through April 30. The collection is being presented by Richard Barker, retired banker and founder and president of the Citrus Roots – Preserving Citrus Heritage Foundation. Among the items on display are citrus crate labels, photographs of the citrus industry, magazine advertisements, reamers, home remedies, and more. The collection is open to the public Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. Invite your family and friends. The exhibit, in the library’s lobby and museum room, is sponsored by Citrus Motors of Ontario. Please visit for more information.


Pre-Health Advisor Conference

The Western University of Health Sciences Pre-Health Advisor Conference

will be held on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010. We are trying to get as many pre-health advisors, faculty, career counselors, and other staff who may work with advising undergraduate students about their opportunities in the health sciences to attend our conference in April. This is a free conference to learn about our academic program offerings, tour our new facilities, and learn about everything that WesternU has to offer.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to visit our brand new facilities and interact with WesternU’s faculty and students. Hear first-hand from our students about their studies and experiences at WesternU. Tour our new, state-of-the-art Health Education Center and Patient Care Center. Experience an innovative Interprofessional Education curriculum. Learn more about our future initiatives including an additional site and new programs

Global Health Initiative Conference

UNA-USA Southern California Division Global Health Initiative Conference “The Global Burden of Disease and its Consequences for California,” at The Center for Health Communities, The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles.

CME Credit approved by The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 2. $50 General admission; $45 UNA members; $35 students.

Click here for further information and registration.

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