Western University of Health Sciences is one of five premier institutions, and the only one to have a college of osteopathic medicine, showcased in the Association of Academic Health Centers’ (AAHC) 2006 Annual Report. The AAHC, located in Washington, D.C., is a membership organization comprised of the leading health professions educational institutions that serve society. Founding President of Western University of Health Sciences, Dr. Philip Pumerantz, was featured alongside leaders from Johns Hopkins University, Howard University, Ohio State University and the University of Washington.

The respective profiles, which highlight these five exemplary leaders, emphasize the challenges each face and the determination they exemplify to triumph over obstacles. All, however, continue in their commitment to educate exceptional students, who will meet the growing demands of the health care workforce.

“”We have five colleges now – osteopathic medicine, allied health, pharmacy, graduate nursing, and a new college of veterinary medicine,”” said Dr. Pumerantz. “”WesternU is presently in the process of implementing a bold university strategic plan, which will create new academic programs in five new colleges for: Dentistry, Podiatry, Optometry, Public Health, and Graduate Biomedical Studies over the next few years. When we add these new colleges, as well as a research institute, it becomes quite a substantial academic health center.