WesternU’s “A Tribute to Caring” gala set for Nov. 3

Western University of Health Sciences will honor two extraordinary men at its annual “A Tribute to Caring” gala Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.

Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for incoming WesternU students. Click here to read more about the event and to buy tickets: https://www.westernu.edu/tribute/

WesternU will honor WesternU Board of Trustees Treasurer Ethan R. Allen, DO, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Allen is best known for his 60 years of caring, compassionate, front-line service as a primary care physician, mentor and educator. WesternU also will honor international entrepreneur and philanthropist Leo Chu with the Global Health Education Ambassador Award.

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WesternU volunteers lend their expertise at Care Harbor LA

Hundreds of Western University of Health Sciences students and faculty volunteered at Care Harbor LA, one of the largest free health clinics in the country. 

Care Harbor LA, which ran Oct. 13-15, 2018 at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles, provided free medical, dental, vision and preventative care to thousands of the Los Angeles community’s most vulnerable individuals and families. To date, Los Angeles Care Harbor clinics have provided care conservatively valued at more than $18.7 million, based on mean regional costs of care – a figure that does not include off-site lab services, follow-up care, or the many prevention resources offered at the event. 

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FACE-ing Autism with Integrated and Innovative Approaches

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 on the first floor of the Health Education Center.

Faculty for Autism Collaboration and Education (FACE) will hold a special holiday event featuring Special Santa, who is sensitive to children with special needs. This event will feature a renowned special education and integrative therapy expert, WesternU’s own Dr. Denise Schilling. Dr. Schilling is a highly skilled physical therapist with training in Sensory Integration, ABA, and Special Education. She creatively combines approaches to better meet the needs of individual patients. She will be joined by Dr. Yawen Peng, a special needs dental expert. They will describe fun games they are developing to encourage dental care. Resources will be shared, and WesternU dental students will provide oral hygiene instructions, dental desensitization, nutritional counseling, and free dental supplies. Additional information about FACE can be found at www.westernu.edu/face.

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments
Matt Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM gave a public lecture at the Canyonlands Natural History Association’s Moab Information Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, titled, “Lost worlds of the Jurassic: diverse dinosaurs and plants in the lower Morrison Formation of south-central Utah.”

 

 

From the Pumerantz Library:

At Home and Over There: American Women Physicians in World War I
The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is hosting the AMWA – American Medical Women’s Association – traveling exhibit “At Home and Over there: American Women Physicians in World War I” through December 10, 2018. This exhibit honors the American women physicians who served in Europe during World War I despite being turned down by the United Sates Army Medical Corps based on the fact “it hadn’t been done.” For further information call Mary Helen Ellis at Ext. 5321.