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This Week@WesternU, Oct. 21-25, 2019

by Rodney Tanaka

October 21, 2019

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A Tribute to Caring

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona to help raise funds for student scholarships. Guests at the “A Tribute to Caring” gala will enjoy a hosted reception, a sumptuous dinner, an entertaining program, and after-dinner dancing and mingling.

WesternU will honor WesternU Board of Trustees Chairman Richard A. Bond, DO ’82, DrPH, with the Commitment to Stewardship Award and Solomon Hamburg, PhD, MD, with the Doctors with Heart Award.

Registration and reception will begin at 6:30. Dinner and program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to visit the ATC website for tickets and more information:



Innovation Day 2019

WesternU’s Center for Innovation will hold Innovation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 on the second floor of the Health Education Center. The event will include presentations by WesternU deans and administrators, information about the OrthoBistro Clinic model, telemedicine, academic innovation and artificial intelligence, along with raffle prizes and a “Cakeathon” challenge. The expo will feature medical technology vendors for students, faculty and staff to experience the latest technological trends in health care.

Click here to view an agenda.



8th Annual Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium Symposium

The 8th Annual Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium Symposium will be held Nov. 1, 2019 at UC Riverside. WesternU is a member of the consortium. The goals of the consortium are to create a collegial environment for interaction of stem cell laboratories in the Inland Empire, to establish broad based training opportunities for students in stem cell biology, and to provide a forum for making the stem cell research in our geographical area better known to people in our community.

Click here for more information and to register:

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From the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy:

Disability Awareness Month
In observance of Disability Awareness Month, the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (CDHP) would like to share a few disability resource links with you. Please take a moment to explore the variety of available options. We have also provided a link to a very informative video. We hope you will view it when time permits you to do so.

CDHP links to student resources

Community Technology Centers’ Network (CTCNet) A network of more than 300 community technology centers where people get access to computers and computer-related technology, such as the Internet.

AbilityNet  A national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Improves technologies that furthers the development of communication, language, natural speech, discourse skills, and literacy of people with significant communication disorders.

The 10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities

The 10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities is a 22-minute interactive video which can be used in diversity training, new employee orientation or customer service training. This video provides the audience a brief glance of communicating with people with disabilities in all walks of life. WesternU staff, faculty and students can share this video to stimulate discussion, promote sensitive, respectful treatment of people with disabilities and promote better communication with people with disabilities.


Over one billion people live with some form of disability.

There are many different types of disabilities such as physical, sensory, intellectual, and mental illness.

Two of the most common learning disabilities in classrooms today are Dyslexia and ADHD.

For more resources related to disability and health policy, go to the Online Resources page on


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