Recital hall dedicated to Dr. Cohen

Music and memories filled WesternU’s Health Education Center Tuesday, April 18, 2017, as the second-floor recital hall was dedicated to Benjamin L. Cohen, DO, former provost and chief executive officer of Western University of Health Sciences. Senior Vice President Thomas G. Fox, PhD, emceed the dedication ceremony, which included speakers reminiscing about the former provost’s importance to the University and to themselves personally. The program was capped by a thank you from Regan Elliot Cohen, Dr. Cohen’s spouse. The dedication ceremony was followed by the latest “Evening of Music” sponsored by Student Affairs and Public Affairs, and hosted by Vice President Beverly Guidry, EdD, and Jeff Keating, Executive Director of Public Affairs & Marketing. Several student and faculty performers offered classical selections on piano, violin, cello and voice.

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments
Two COMP anatomy faculty members attended the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ annual meetings in New Orleans.  

Dr. Thierra Nalley presented an invited poster titled “A Comparative and Ontogenetic Analysis of Zygapophyseal Facets Along the Thoracolumbar Transition in Apes and Humans.” Dr. Nalley also serves on the steering committee of the Physical Anthropology Women’s Mentoring Network, which presented a luncheon and poster-making session prior to the March for Science.  

Dr. Vicki Wedel presented an invited poster titled “Out of the Mouths of Babes: Dental Cementum in the Deciduous Dentition.”  Dr. Wedel also served on the Program Committee.

Dr. Nalley and Mathew Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM were invited guests at the Beer N’ Bones public outreach event at the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa, Ariz. Among the activities they participated in was “Speed Dating a Scientist,” in which small groups of museum visitors were given five minutes with each of a dozen scientists to ask whatever science questions they wanted.


Clinical research study
Do you or someone you know have Type 2 Diabetes?

Do you currently take insulin once or twice per day?

If so, consider participating in an important Clinical Research Study comparing two different types of basal (long-acting) insulin.

We are looking for participants who:

Are least 18 years old and have type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Are willing to return to clinic for regular site visits and have phone contact between appointments

Are using one type of insulin with or without oral medications

Qualified participants will receive the study drug (insulin) and study related medical visits and procedures at no cost while participating in the study.  In addition you may receive compensation for your time.

Visits will occur at Western University of Health Sciences, Patient Care Center, 795 E. Second St. Suite 5, Pomona, CA.

To learn about how you can participate and see if you would qualify please contact:

Research Coordinator – Albert Medina 909-469-8626 or Dr. Sathananthan 909-706-3818 or email us at


From the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library:

Relieve Stress @ the Library
Finals (and/or life) stressing you out? From April 24-May 31, the library’s 2nd floor computer lab will transform into a stress reduction room! Come pop bubble wrap, color, knead play-dough, “operate” on Library Larry, or just take a breather. The room will be open every day during the library’s regular hours. For more information or questions please contact the Reference and Outreach office at 909-469-5323 or at


From University Advancement:

Kudos on accomplishments
Public Affairs Writer/Photographer Jeff Malet was honored for his “continuous support of the Pomona Health Career Ladder” at the Pomona Health Career Ladder Awards Ceremony April 29. His daughter, Gabby, completed her fourth year in the program. Malet posts social media updates at every PHCL Saturday session. Click here to view his latest PHCL posts on WesternU’s Facebook page. Click here to read more about the Pomona Health Career Ladder. Click here to view a photo of everyone who received recognition for continuous support.