Pumerantz Lecture

Western University of Health Sciences’ eighth annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship will feature geriatrician and oncologist Arti Hurria, MD, who leads national and international efforts to improve care for older adults with cancer.

The lectureship is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 in WesternU’s Health Education Center, Lecture Hall I, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif. 91766. Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 16 to Special Events Coordinator Rocki Crisostomo at rcrisostomo@westernu.edu or by phone at 909-469-5439.

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Sept. 11 Memorial

WesternU students, faculty and staff, as well as Pomona community members, honored the memory of those who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during a ceremony Friday, September 9, 2016, in Ethan Allen Park on WesternU’s Pomona campus. The 15th annual memorial event, hosted by the Military Medical Student Association, included remarks from WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, and Pomona Mayor Elliott Rothman. The playing of “Taps” closed the memorial. Click here to view a slideshow.


From Faculty for Autism Collaboration & Education (FACE):

Save the date – Oct. 15, 2016
WesternU will host the 15th Annual Trends in Autism Education & Resource Forum: FACE-ing Adult Transition, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Featuring the documentary “Autism: Behind the Camera” by Lillian Vasquez from the KVCR Autism Initiative and a panel discussion. Click here to visit WesternU’s Faculty for Autism Collaboration & Education (FACE) website for more information.

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From the College of Podiatric Medicine:

WesternU College of Podiatric Medicine professor leads California Podiatric Medical Association
Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine Assistant Professor Rebecca Moellmer, DPM, is serving as the 2016-17 president of the California Podiatric Medical Association.

The California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) is a professional organization advocating for the public health of the people of California, doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), their patients, and the specialty of podiatric medicine.

“Dr. Moellmer’s service will allow her to grow in leadership, and this will allow her to be an example for our students, to inform and inspire them to be future leaders,” said College of Podiatric Medicine Dean Lawrence Harkless, DPM. “This will allow us to be on the forefront of development and implementation of appropriate changes within our profession.”

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Student Technology and Research Symposium
The COMP-Northwest Research Club will hold its second annual Student Technology and Research Symposium from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 in Lecture Hall 1, 200 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon. In addition to WesternU faculty, staff and students, members from the community are also invited to attend. During the symposium, students will share their summer research fellowship projects. Lunch will be provided thanks to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Biotechnology. For more information on the event, email researchclublebanon@westernu.edu.


Kudos on accomplishments
John T. Pham, DO, Vice Chair of Department of Family Medicine at COMP-Northwest, was reappointed to another term on the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Bureau of Osteopathic Education. In Dr. Pham’s role with the Bureau, he will help champion AOA’s goals and objectives as part of the organization’s strategic plan. The AOA thanked Dr. Pham for his service to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education, as well as to the osteopathic profession as a whole.

First-year COMP student Anje’le Alston, MSMS ’16, provides a strikingly honest interview about her journey into medical school at WesternU in a podcast interview called the “Premed Years” by Dr. Ryan Gray.

Alston talks about how the one-year MSMS program at WesternU was extremely helpful in her becoming a medical student.



From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Kudos on accomplishments
Department of Physical Therapy Education alumnus Carlos Roel, DPT ’10, is at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as a medical staff member on the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team. The U.S. team is playing Argentina today. Click here to view the team’s Facebook page.


From Western Diabetes Institute:

Kudos on accomplishments
WDI Founder and Executive Director Andrew Pumerantz, DO, FACP, will present “‘Whole-Person’ Diabetes Care Must Strategically Integrate Periodontal and Systemic Health” at a three-day CE event at Fort Washington, organized by the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Dental Education. Click here for more information.