Giving Tuesday

Annual Giving is proud to announce that on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, WesternU will be participating in #GivingTuesday for the third time. WesternU’s #GivingTuesday is an annual fundraising event that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving to give you and the entire WesternU community – alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends – the chance to come together for one day and support WesternU by giving a little back.

Come and join us on campus on Nov. 29 for refreshments at our giving booth and to make your donation in person. We will be on the Esplanade (outside HEC) 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pomona. We will at the back staircase at COMP-Northwest in Lebanon between 2-4 p.m.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for exciting news and events leading up to #GivingTuesday. We encourage you to like, share, retweet and repost – help us make this campaign a success.

Click here to view the Pomona poster and click here to view the Lebanon poster.


#WesternUHolidays videos

Dear WesternU Family,  

The holidays are an opportunity for us to appreciate the many blessings in our lives. As we prepare to celebrate the season, we’d like to know: What do you appreciate the most? 

We’re asking you to share your appreciation with a short horizontal video of about 10 seconds in length of what you appreciate today, and upload it to YouTube. Email a link to your public or unlisted YouTube video appreciations by December 11.

We’ll download each video and do our best to include them in a video montage that will be the centerpiece of our website, and posted on WesternU’s YouTube channel and Facebook page during the holiday break!

Please be sure to use the hashtag #WesternUHolidays as part of your video title.


From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Click here to read about CAHP Day.


From the College of Dental Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dr. Robert Stevenson has been appointed Chair of the Judicial Council of the California Dental Association for 2017. He has served on the Judicial Council for the past three years, and was Chair of the Investigating Panel for the past two years.

The mission of the Judicial Council is the promotion and maintenance of high ethical standards within the dental profession; development and uniform enforcement of a viable and legally enforceable Code of Ethics; and interpretation and enforcement of the Code of Ethics on behalf of the association, components, individual members and the public.

Dr. Stevenson is responsible for ethics education in the College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Jeffrey Elo is among 1,823 new Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He was initiated at FACS’s 2016 annual Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read the full story.


From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

COMP dedicates treadmill desks
Two treadmill desks in Room 2042 of the Health Education Center are available for everyone on Western University of Health Sciences’ Pomona campus to use. The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 to promote this resource and encourage everyone to utilize the exercise equipment.

Click here to read the full story.


From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

CPM at the Special Olympics Fall Games
College of Podiatric Medicine students and Chino Valley Medical Center residents volunteered at the Southern California Special Olympics Fall Games 2016.

“During Fall Games 2016, we had 470 athletes participating. Of those 470 athletes, we conducted 735 screenings through the five disciplines offered. These numbers are outstanding thanks to you and all your tremendous efforts. Thanks to our athletes’ hard work and the assistance of volunteers like you, they are one step closer to a healthier life!” said Janet Casillas Special Olympics, Southern California Coordinator, Wellness Initiatives & Coaches Education.

Click here to view photos.

Click here to read a CPMA story on the Special Olympics World Games featuring CPM faculty members Jennifer D’Amico, DPM, and Rebecca Moellmer, DPM.


From the College of Optometry:

An Inspirational Evening with Tom Sullivan
6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in the Health Education Center. Learn about InfantSEE, a no-cost public health program developed by The AOA (American Optometric Association) Foundation and the Allergan Foundation. Click here to view a flier.


From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Senior Research Scientist Dr. Jung Ho Ko was notified by the Journal of Naonscience and Nanotechnology (SCI) of the acceptance of two research articles he co-authored with a group of collaborators including Drs. Lyon Lee, Janet Han, Maisie Dawes and John Tyler from CVM, and Drs. Simranjeet Sekhon and Yang-Hoon Kim from Chungbuk National University and the National Institute of Animal Science, Korea. The articles are titled, “Immobilization of cross-linked cutinase aggregates onto magnetic beads for degradation of polycaprolactone” and “Polycaprolactone (PCL) biodegradation activity and reusability of Pseudozyma jejuensis coated with NH2-functionalized silica-encapsulated Fe304 nanoparticles.”

CVM Professor Lyon Lee was notified by Molecular & Cellular Toxicology (SCI) of the acceptance of a research article he co-authored with a group of collaborators including Drs. Jung Ho Ko and Janet Han from CVM and Drs. Soo Youn Lee and Yang-Hoon Kim from Chungbuk National University and the National Institute of Animal Science, Korea. The article is titled “Heterogeneous expression of Chlaymydia pneumoniae antigen candidates and high-level soluble expression of their inclusion membrane proteins in Escherichia coli.”

Dr. Lee was also notified by Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences (SCOPUS) of the acceptance of a review article he co-authored with a group of collaborators including Dr. Jung Ho Ko from CVM and Drs. Simranjeet Singh Sekhon and Yang-Hoon Kim from Chunguk National University and the National Institute of Animal Science, Korea. The article is titled “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) infection, Diagnosis and Vaccination: a mini-review.”

Dr. Lee also co-authored a research article titled “Immunologic Properties of differentiated and undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood.” The article was a collaboration of Drs. Hyjong Lee and Seongchan Yeon from Gyongsang National University; and Dr. Kyung-Sun Kang from Seoul National University. The article was recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Science (SCIE) 17(3), September 2016: 287-297.


From the Pumerantz Library:

The Winter 2016 edition of Stacked!, the Pumerantz Library’s newsletter, is now available. Click here to read the newsletter. Click here to read past issues of Stacked!