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This Week@WesternU, May 9-13, 2016

by Rodney Tanaka

May 9, 2016

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From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Physical therapy students create class gift for cadaver memorial
First-year doctor of physical therapy students used art to describe what human cadavers meant to them for their annual cadaver memorial.

The memorial service was held Friday, April 29, 2016 after the students’ final practicum, to show respect and honor the human cadaver bodies donated for educational purposes.

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From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Kudos on accomplishments
CGN Professor Rod Hicks, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, published the following:

Hicks, R.W., & Roberts, M.E.E. (2016 – epub ahead of print). Curriculum vitae: An important tool for the nurse practitioner. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12374. From pub med:  PMID: 27135762

Martin, K. L., & Hicks, R. W. (2016). A zebra among horses: A case of Brugada Syndrome and CAD. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal,38(2), 109-114. Doi: 10.1097/TME.00000000000000102. PMID: 27139132. Author Kyle Martin is a CGN graduate.


From University Advancement:

Allergan Foundation grant
The Allergan Foundation has awarded a $9,750 grant to Western University of Health Sciences supporting the College of Optometry’s community outreach program, “Strengthening Community Eye Health Education & Awareness.”


Alumni news
On the evening of Monday, May 2, Ivan Soberanes, DMD ’16, received the Alumni Memorial Award during the College of Dental Medicine’s Last Lecture event on campus. The only University-wide graduate award, the Alumni Memorial Award is presented annually by the WesternU Alumni Association in memory of deceased alumni to the one graduate throughout the University who best exhibits the dedication and enthusiasm of a future alumnus or alumna. Ivan received $500 and was presented with a plaque by Director of Alumni Relations Russel Heskin.

On Saturday, May 7, 91 COMP alumni (including seven of the eight presenters) and 11 other DOs participated in COMP’s 9th Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference in the Health Education Center. As part of the conference, the doctors enjoyed a networking breakfast with the OMS II class, listened to lectures, and participated in a hands-on OMT workshop.

The Alumni Office is currently promoting several upcoming events over the next two months. Click on the links below for details or to register to attend:

3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14: WesternU Reception at the California Dental Association Conference in Anaheim

May 20-22: COP Contemporary Compounding Intensive CE in the Health Professions Center on campus

6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 16: WesternU Alumni Networking Mixer at El Torito Grill in Sherman Oaks

6-8 p.m. Friday, June 24: WesternU Dinner at the California Podiatric Medical Association’s Western Foot & Ankle Conference in Anaheim

5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, June 25: WesternU Reception at the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Pacific Veterinary Conference in San Francisco

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 27: WesternU Towne & Gown Golf Classic at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29: WesternU PA Career Expo in the Health Sciences Center on campus

5:30-10 p.m. Friday, July 1: WesternU Reception & Baseball Game at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Boston

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