A Tribute to Caring

President Philip Pumerantz and the Board of Trustees invite you to WesternU’s annual gala A Tribute to Caring, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at the Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, Calif.

5:30 p.m.: Registration and Casino Entertainment

7:30 p.m.: Dinner and Program

The Harold W. Harris Foundation will receive the Access to Caring Award, recognizing its support of WesternU’s Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (CDHP). Click here to read more.

Proceeds from the annual “A Tribute to Caring” gala fund The Academic Excellence Scholarships, which are awarded to students based on their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community.

For tickets and more information, please visit the ATC website.

Spotlight on Health Care Reform

Kimberly Belshé, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the state of California, was the keynote speaker for the second annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship on Oct. 27. Click here to read more.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Best Jobs

A recent report on CNNMoney.com lists the Best Jobs in America. Physician Assistants are ranked No. 2 and Physical Therapists are No. 4 in the top 10 booming jobs. The 10-year growth rate is 39 percent for PAs and 30 percent for PTs. Click here to read more.

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Associate Professors Georgeanne Vlad, PT, MA, Sandra Stuckey, PT, MA, PhD, and Casey Chaney, PT, PhD, CSCS, OCS, as elected representatives of the San Gabriel Valley District of the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA), attended the recent statewide Assembly of Representatives meeting, along with WesternU student representative Natalie Forsberg, DPT ’12. The Assembly of Representatives, held annually each fall, is the policy-making body of the CPTA and is comprised of voting delegates elected from each of 12 districts throughout the state.

Soccer Tournament

An interprofessional team made up of Physical Therapy and Biomedical Sciences students placed first in the World Rabies Day Soccer Tournament on Oct. 23 for the second year in a row. The tournament, organized by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, capped a series of events commemorating World Rabies Day, (http://www.worldrabiesday.org/) which raises awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources.

Team Name: Bumble Bees. Players: Elizabeth Alexander (DPT 2011), Ben Turner (DPT 2011), Jenna Tomlinson (DPT 2011), Jon Lee (MS Biomedical Sciences 2012), Brandon Kusakabe (DPT 2013), Randy Larson (DPT 2013), Dawit Berhanu (DPT 2013), Betty Chen (DPT 2010 Alum)

From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Nursing Leadership

The College of Graduate Nursing recently hosted a gathering of nurse leaders from clinical and academic organizations serving the Inland Empire. The purpose was to engage in dialogue about future directions in the educational preparation of nurse leaders and was spearheaded by Jan Boller, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Director of Nursing Leadership Program. Click here to read more and view a photo gallery.

From the College of Optometry:

Modern House Call

The Modern House Call provided free medical, dental, and vision care to thousands of women at no cost to the patient, taxpayer or government. This holistic event was held Oct. 22-24 at the Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach and included educational exhibits and counseling services provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies to promote healthy lifestyles and preventive care for today’s woman.

Optometry students from the Class of 2013 and 2014 provided vision care to more than 400 women and children on Saturday. Gov. Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver made an appearance and thanked all in attendance for giving of their time and talents. To learn more about the event please visit the website at http://www.themodernhousecall.com/

From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

CPM student Khuteja Fatima is featured in an article in the October 2010 edition of APMA News. Click here to view the story.

From University Advancement:

Office of Alumni Relations News

Nearly 400 COMP alumni attended last week’s AOA Convention in San Francisco, where the Alumni Office staffed an exhibit booth, and hosted a luncheon and an evening reception.

The Alumni Office will be hosting a pizza lunch for members of the DVM ’11 class today, Nov. 1, at noon in the BVCC Student Commons.

Toastmasters News

Louise Clark won the Toastmasters District 12 Humorous Speech contest on Saturday, Oct. 30. She represented the “Toast of the Towne” Toastmasters Club that meets here at WesternU. Please join us on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the Library, fourth floor, at 6:30 p.m.