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This Week@WesternU, Oct. 11-14, 2011

by Rodney Tanaka

October 11, 2011

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Special Guest Lecture

Western Diabetes Institute presents: Adrian V. Vella, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic. “Diabetes and its Complications: from Genes to Disease,” noon today, Oct. 11, 2011 in HEC – Lecture Hall I. Sponsored by a grant from The Endocrine Society’s Visiting Professorship in Endocrine Pancreas Preservation. Program supported by Merck.

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Pumerantz Lecture

Dr. Robert Margolis, Managing Partner and CEO of HealthCare Partners, will be the featured speaker at the third annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship at Western University of Health Sciences. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, in Lecture Hall I of the Health Education Center. Dr. Margolis’ topic is “The Future of Health Care Delivery: A Physician’s Perspective.” Click here to read more

From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Featured Speaker

COMP-Northwest Associate Professor & Vice Chair of Pediatrics Alissa Craft, DO, will be a featured speaker at the Partnership for Primary Care Workforce’s “Primary Care: Where Are We Today and Where Do We Need to Go?” on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Click here to view a flier

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Department of Physical Therapy Education News

Associate Professors Sandy 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, recently attended the statewide Assembly of Representatives meeting in Long Beach along with WesternU student representatives Natalie Forsberg, DPT 2012, and Lindsey Liggan, DPT 2013.

From the College of Pharmacy:


The American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Students would like to invite all WesternU students to join their team on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 in West Hollywood in support of AIDS Walk LA.

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From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Jonathan Labovitz recently published the article, “Neuropathic Foot Ulcers in the Diabetic Patient: Reviewing the Standards” in the Journal of Southern California Clinicians: Volume 5 No.1 2011.

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