Western University of Health Sciences’ alumni board is under new

leadership with the installation of its president, Stephen Loo, DO, a 1986

graduate of the university’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the


“”There is a wealth of knowledge and field experience within the ranks of

Western University’s alumni,”” Dr. Loo said. “”Our

goal is not only to create stronger relationships between alumni and the

university community, but to create stronger relationships within the

alumni community itself.””

Among his goals as president are:

o To improve the alumni page of the university’s Web site by initiating

the addition of an online database of alumni contact information and a

virtual bulletin board for graduates to post messages.

o To create connectivity between students and alumni.

o To increase alumni participation.

“”We are pleased to have Dr. Loo leading our alumni association with his

experience and insight,”” said Richard M. Nordin, vice president of

university advancement. “”Individuals like Dr. Loo who give back to their

school are a crucial proponent in the growth of our institution.””

Dr. Loo received his bachelor’s degree form the University of California,

Berkeley before attending COMP. A resident of San

Francisco, he is currently a staff member of the Preventive Medical Center

in San Rafael, Calif. He served a term as state president for the American

College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in 1998 and was on the Young

Physician’s Committee for the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of

California in 1997. He was featured in Who’s Who of American Inventors in

1996/97 for his invention of the Sacral-Innominate Harness — a

therapeutic device designed to help individuals who suffer from lower back