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This Week@WesternU, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016

by Rodney Tanaka

November 29, 2016

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From University Advancement:

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 be 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.

Click here to watch WesternU’s Giving Tuesday video:


#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 Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments
The following COMP students will present as first authors at the 2017 American Psychiatric Annual Conference:

Phillip Dunn, DO ’20, “Treating Foreign Travelers with Mental Health Crises: A Case Report and Literature Review.”

Andrew Shore, DO ’18, “Diagnosing the cause of headache in a patient with schizophrenia and multiple medical comorbidities.”

Perry Dinh, DO ’18, “Bowel medical clearance: The importance of history, physical exam, and treatment of constipation for psychiatric patients”


Medical Anatomy Center news
Brion Benninger, MD, MSc, Professor of Medical Innovation, Technology & Research and Clinical Anatomy, has negotiated to bring progressive clinical simulation to COMP-Northwest this December, which will create multiple student research projects and curriculum opportunities. This simulation will integrate basic science with clinical skills (visual, palpation & stereostructural anatomy, image acquisition, diagnostics and real time pathology scenarios). This simulation can be part of a Virtual & Clinical Skills Lab.


From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
CVM Assistant Professor Betsy Charles was the keynote speaker at the fourth annual AAVMC Veterinary Health Summit in Fort Collins, Colorado. The title of her talk was “Cracking the Perfectionism Code Among Veterinary Professionals – The Tie Between Effective Personal Leadership and Well-Being in Veterinary Medicine.” The Health and Wellness Summit was sponsored by the AAVMC (American Association of American Veterinary Colleges), Zoetis and Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


From the College of Optometry:

Students from Japan get a view of the College of Optometry
About a dozen orthoptic students and professors from Sendai College of Medical Health in Japan visited Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California on Monday, November 21, 2016. College of Optometry faculty and students led a tour of the campus, including research laboratories and the Patient Care Center. Their weeklong California itinerary also included stops at Cal State Northridge and Disneyland.

Click here for more.


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.

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