11th Annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship

The 11th Annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Lecture Hall I, Health Education Center, WesternU-Pomona.

Leroy “Lee” Edward Hood, MD, PhD, will present “Scientific Wellness is Catalyzing a Revolution in 21st Century Medicine.” Dr. Hood is a biologist who has served on the faculties at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington. He developed groundbreaking scientific instruments that made possible major advances in the biological sciences and the medical sciences.

Click here to visit the Pumerantz Lecture website for more information.



Alumni Reunion 2019

All WesternU graduates are invited to return to Pomona to reminisce with your fellow alumni, revel in the present with favorite faculty and inspire and connect with current students.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 on the WesternU-Pomona campus.

3-6 p.m. – Registration

3:30-5:30 p.m. – WesternU Open House

5:30-6 p.m. – Cocktail Reception

6-9 p.m. – Dinner/Program

Click here to visit the Reunion website for more information and to register.



Southern California Medical Museum Farewell Open House

You are invited to the Farewell Open House for the Southern California Medical Museum www.socalmedicalmuseum.org at the Nursing Science Center from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019. Suggested donation of $10 per person to help with the packing and move. RSVP to San Bernardino County Medical Society at 909-273-6000 or scobb@sbcms.org.



From the College of Health Sciences:

Health Sciences Information Session
Looking for a career change or a career promotion? Learn about the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) program at the Health Sciences Information Session from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in HEC Classroom F. Lunch will be provided with RSVP by Friday, October 11 to Carrie Rogers at crogers@westernu.edu or 909-469-5300.

Click here to view a flier.



From the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Kudos on accomplishments
College of Veterinary Medicine alumna Giselle Pomeranc-Mayer, DVM ’11, has purchased her own practice in the Bay Area. In June 2018, Dr. Pomeranc-Mayer purchased the Peninsula Center Pet Hospital.



From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dr. Michel Baudry has been selected as the first Chief Editor of Neural Plasticity. Neural Plasticity is an Open Access Journal, which publishes articles related to all aspects of neural plasticity, with special emphasis on its functional significance as reflected in behavior and in psychopathology.

GCBS Professor Q. Quinn Li, PhD, with his students, postdocs and collaborators, has published 10 research papers where he is a corresponding author since January 2019. Click here for some highlights.



From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments
Vicki Wedel, PhD, of COMP, and Mathew Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM traveled to Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England for the 67th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Vicki gave a talk, “Validating the use of Dental Cementum Increment Analysis to determine season-at-death in humans and other mammals.” Matt gave a talk, “How to make new discoveries in (human) anatomy.” Matt was also second author on two talks, one by Dr. Jessie Atterholt of WesternU’s Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, “Neural canal ridges: a novel osteological correlate of post-cranial neurology in dinosaurs,” and the other by Dr. Mike Taylor of the University of Bristol, “The past, present, and future of Jensen’s Big Three sauropods.”

Professor Brion Benninger, MD, MSc, Executive Director, Medical Anatomy Center, gave five presentations at the European Association of Clinical Anatomy on June 26 in Madrid, Spain. He presented: “Three Pull Trigger Technique Using Innovative Thoracostomy Chest Tube Introducer May Surpass Conventional Techniques,” “Novel Contrast Agent with Gadolinium Reveals Detailed Human Vascular Anatomy from Donor Cadavers using MRI,” “Novel Contrast Agent Reveals Detailed Human Vascular Anatomy with Hospital CT Scanner,” “Mixed Simulation Center or Clinical Anatomy Lab: Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning Anatomy for training Healthcare Professionals” and “Deltopectotal Acromio-Coronal Technique (DPAC): Designing an Anatomically Accurate, Reproducible Humeral Intraosseous Cannulation Replacing Difficult IV access.”