Towne & Gown Golf Classic

WesternU invites the public to an exciting day of golf to benefit student scholarships. WesternU’s “Towne & Gown Golf Classic” on Monday, June 20, 2011 is a scramble-format tournament with on-course contests to make for an enjoyable day on the links, regardless of your skill as a golfer. One par-3 hole will include a $25,000 Hole in One competition.

Registration and lunch starts at 11 a.m. at the Glendora Country Club, 310 Amelia Ave., Glendora, Calif., followed by a noon shotgun start. Reception will follow.

Cost is $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Proceeds will benefit the University Scholarship Fund thanks to the generosity of T.F. Chen, DDS. Deadline to enter is Thursday, June 9, 2011.

“We hope to raise money for student scholarships,” Dr. Chen said. “I’ve been very fortunate, and I’m pleased to give back by helping WesternU students.”

For more information or to sign up, contact Susan Terrazas, 909-706-3476,; or Alessa Galvan, 909-469-5436,; or visit

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to the following COMP faculty for their publications:

Seffinger MA. Osteopathic manipulative therapy aids pain control in patient with spinal cord injury [abstract of Arienti C, Daccò S, Piccolo I, Redaelli T. Osteopathic manipulative treatment is effective on pain control associated to spinal cord injury {published online ahead of print December 7, 2010}. Spinal Cord. doi:10.1038/sc.2010.170]. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2011;111(4):200.

Susan E. Mackintosh, DO, MPH; Clinton E. Adams, DO, MPA; Gail Singer-Chang, PsyD, MA, MS, PPS; and Raymond J. Hruby, DO, FAAO. Osteopathic Approach to Implementing and Promoting Interprofessional Education. J Am Osteopath Assoc, Apr 2011; 111: 206-212.

Dr. Gail Singer-Chang co-authored an article “Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know.” It will be published in the summer issue of California Pharmacist.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Associate Professor Tony Mosconi, PhD, served as a judge for the 2011 California State Science Fair at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. This annual event consisted of science projects submitted from 1,000 high school and junior high school students from more than 400 schools throughout the state. A volunteer group of almost 300 scientists and engineers from private industry and higher education evaluated the projects to select winners in several categories for a total of $50,000 in awards.

Department of Physician Assistant Education News

The PA 2011 graduates enjoyed a very relaxing awards luncheon after the graduation ceremony held on May 19, 2011.

Click here to read the full list of PA 2011 award winners.

From the College of Pharmacy:

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Dr. Emmanuelle Schwartzman was primary author in the following collaboration with PPAD faculty Drs. Hsu, Law and Chung: Emmanuelle Schwartzman, Donald I. Hsu, Anandi V. Law and Eunice P. Chung. Assessment of patient communication skills during OSCE: Examining effectiveness of a training program in minimizing inter-grader variability. Patient Education and Counseling. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2011.04.001

Dr. Sheryl Chow and her team – Dr. Steve O’Barr, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department Chair, Dr. Jessica Peng, PharmD ’06, and former faculty member Dr. Ryan Quist – published an article in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association Journal: Sheryl L. Chow, Stephen A. O’Barr, Jessica Peng, Eric Chew, Firooz Pak, Ryan Quist, Paryus Patel, J. Herbert Patterson, and J. Thomas Heywood. Modulation of Novel Cardiorenal and Inflammatory Biomarkers by Intravenous Nitroglycerin and Nesiritide in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: An Exploratory Study Circ Heart Fail published 16 May 2011, 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.110.958066

From the College of Graduate Nursing:

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Assistant Professor Christine Magladry, MSN, FNP-C, DNP(c), co-authored a recently-published article in collaboration with Charles Drew University:

Heslin KC, Stein JA, Heinzerling K, Pan D, Magladry C, Hays RD. Clinical correlates of health-related quality of life among opioid-dependent patients. Quality of Life Research, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-011-9858-y.

From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

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Congratulations to GCBS students for their achievements this past year. Click here to read a full list of accomplishments.