From the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dean Paula M. Crone, DO, spoke at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce forum luncheon on Aug. 29. At the luncheon it was announced that feasibility studies have started to investigate the possibility of bringing nursing and physical therapy programs to the Oregon campus. The luncheon was covered by the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Lebanon Express.

The 25th annual Fall Conference for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) will be held in Monterey Sept. 12-14. Several faculty and staff members from COMP will be in attendance. David Connett, DO, and Clint Adams, DO, will be giving presentations at the conference. Additionally, Nancy Rubin, DO, and John P. Zopfi, DO ’86, will lead seminars at OPSC. Dr. Connett is the president of OPSC and will preside over the conference.

COMP is now on Facebook under “”WesternU COMP Pomona.””

Mathew Wedel, PhD, of COMP and CPM, was quoted in a National Geographic news story on the new dinosaur Dreadnoughtus. Click here to read the story.

Dr. Wedel attended the 62nd Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy at Hull York Medical School in York, England. Dr. Wedel gave a talk on “”Pneumatic diverticula associated with the spinal cord in birds, sauropod dinosaurs, and other ornithodiran archosaurs,”” and was a junior author on talks by Dr. Mike Taylor of the University Bristol and Dr. Don Henderson of the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Kudos on accomplishments

Dr. Dee Schilling has been elected to a one-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC). The purpose of NIPEC is to advance physical therapy as an integral component of interprofessional education and practice through collaboration with other organizations nationally and internationally. The consortium shall serve as a resource and forum for faculty at American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) member institutions involved in interprofessional education efforts, and promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice within the physical therapy community through APTA.

WesternU to host softball games against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

The Physical Therapy Department at Western University of Health Sciences will host a double-header softball game against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) on Oct. 4, 2014.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Games will be at 4 and 7 p.m. at San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E. St., San Bernardino, California – home of the Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball team.

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From the College of Optometry:

Kudos on accomplishments

College of Optometry Professor Pinakin Davey, OD, FAAO, served as Editor of the new book Ophthalmology – Current Clinical and Research Updates. Chief of Primary Care Services Bennett McAllister, OD, FAAO, and Assistant Professor Jason (Jie) Shen, MD, PhD, FAAO, contributed book chapters. The book is open access and available to download for free here:

Drs. Pinakin Davey, Robert Gordon, Raymond Maeda and Valerie Wren provided a two-day Glaucoma Grand Rounds Seminar on Sept 6-7, 2014 to 30 California Optometrists. This seminar included lectures and hands-on training with live patients in the Eye Care Center. A group of third-year students assisted and gained additional exposure to clinical care during this event. Completion of this certification course is the final step for these Optometrists to treat and manage glaucoma independently. WesternU’s College of Optometry is dedicated to providing continued education and ongoing support for its regional providers.

Drs. Elizabeth Hoppe and Valerie Wren will be speaking at the 7th International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) in Birmingham, United Kingdom on Sept. 14, 2014. Their topic, “”Public Health Perspectives for TBI Care,”” will be translated and shared with international attendees from Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Israel and Hong Kong. WesternU hosted ICBO’s last conference in 2010.–topics.html.

From CDHP:

Kudos on accomplishments

June Isaacson Kailes, MSW, LCSW, Associate Director of the Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy, was interviewed for a two-part story, “”Emergency Registries – Just Because You Know Where I Live, Doesn’t Mean You Know Where I Am!”” that appears in the National Fire Protection Association’s e-ACCESS newsletter. Click here to view the newsletter:

NFPA e-Access. Part 1 appears in the June 2014 edition and Part 2 appears in the September 2014 edition.

From University Advancement:

Alumni news

The Alumni Office will be in Monterey, Calif. Sept. 12-13 staffing a table in the exhibit hall at the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California’s 25th Annual Fall Conference (Sept. 12-14). More than 150 alumni and several COMP students are expected to be in attendance. The Conference is scheduled to include CME lectures by OPSC President and COMP Vice Dean David Connett, DO ’84; Nancy Rubin, DO ’97; John P. Zopfi, DO ’86; and Professor of Family Medicine Clint Adams, DO.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Alumni Office is hosting a reception-style dinner at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in the Palazzo Las Vegas during the Vision Expo West Conference (Sept. 17-20). Those planning to attend are asked to

register online for the reception by Sept. 17. More than 50 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and guests have already registered!

From the Pumerantz Library:

Four humors

The Pumerantz Library will have on exhibit “”And there’s the humor of it: Shakespeare and the four humors”” from Aug. 4 to Sept. 12, 2014. This traveling exhibit by the National Library of Medicine details how the four humors – blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm – influenced The Bard’s plays. For more information please view the

Library’s news and events blog.

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