Honor to be given to a Pioneer of Osteopathic Medicine in the West

POMONA, California – On Saturday, December 9, 2006, Western University of

Health Sciences will formally dedicate a park on campus to Ethan Allen,

DO, a pioneer of osteopathic medicine in the West and a powerful force in

the founding of the University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the

Pacific (COMP). The dedication ceremony is slated for 2 pm in the park

adjacent to the Veterinary Medicine Center.

In 1977, Dr. Allen was the founding chairman of COMP’s Board of

Directors, and today is treasurer of the University’s Board of Trustees

and its longest-serving active member. Dr. Allen graduated from the

College of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons in Los Angeles in 1951.

“”We are delighted to recognize Dr. Allen’s outstanding dedication to this

university and COMP, and to the many contributions he made to the re-establishment of the osteopathic profession in the West,”” said Dr. Philip

Pumerantz, founding president of Western University of Health Sciences.

The inscription on the monument states, the park “”… will serve as a

perpetual reminder of a distinguished career for all who find respite and

inspiration here.””

“”Ethan has always been and continues to be a champion

of the University’s mission to educate and mentor generations of

competent and compassionate health professionals,”” said Warren Lawless,

chairman of Western University’s Board of Trustees.