WesternU’s Pumerantz Lecture to focus on integrative health

The 10th annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Western University of Health Sciences Health Education Center Lecture Hall I, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, California 91766. The lecture will be streamed live to Lecture Hall 1 in Lebanon. The lecture will also be streamed live online: 

Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD, will present “The Neuroscience of Integrative Health.” Tang is Presence Fellow for the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Presidential Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychological Sciences and Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. 

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WesternU commemorates Sept. 11 anniversary

Western University of Health Sciences honored those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks while calling on everyone to respond to tragedy by serving others.

WesternU’s Military Medical Student Association held its annual memorial service on WesternU’s Pomona campus Sept. 11, 2018. Among the guests were representatives from the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Pomona Police Department. 

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WesternU at the LA County Fair

WesternU students and faculty volunteered at the annual WesternU Interprofessional Health Fair at the LA County Fair Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Click here to read more and view photos on Facebook.



From the College of Graduate Nursing:

Medical camp and training in Uganda
As part of CGN’s Global Health Initiatives, Assistant Dean of Global Health and Innovation Ivy Tuason, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor Ruth Trudgeon, DNP, RN, and MSNE students Yesenia Gomez-Castillo, Rica Jane Halili, Jasmine Kuo, Jeanet Perla, Jordan Smith and Wendeline Young successfully ran a medical camp and designed a training program for Village Health Team Leaders (VHTs) in some of the most remote villages in Uganda. In partnership with FREDAfrica, the team served more than 1,200 patients and trained 108 VHTs. To hear more about their experiences, you are welcome to attend their presentation at noon Wednesday, Sept. 26 in HSC Lecture Hall West.

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From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Lebanon First Responders
COMP-Northwest students are providing first responders with free examinations once or twice a year, keeping an eye on their health while providing our students with a great opportunity to practice their skills. Click here to read more and view photos on Facebook.


Medical Anatomy Center news
Brion Benninger, MD, MSc, Professor, Executive Director, Medical Anatomy Center, taught advanced clinical anatomy on the American Academy of Implant Dentistry course hosted in Eugene, Oregon Sept. 14-15. He revealed vascular anatomy of the head and neck region from a perfusion technique he helped develop using a novel contrast agent. He demonstrated human head and neck vascular anatomy never seen before on imaging. His objective is to acquire new detailed levels of anatomy and integrate between technology companies and health care providers to optimize health care.



From the Patient Care Center:

Diabetes classes offered
The WesternU Medical Center is offering weekend diabetes classes and a support group.

Diabetes Education Class, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8.
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Type 1 Diabetes Support Group “Type Who? Type You!” 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. Click here to view a flier.