Richard A. Bond, DO ’82, DrPH

Solomon Hamburg, PhD, MD

Western University of Health Sciences will hold its annual fundraising gala, “A Tribute to Caring,” on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, 601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, California, 91768.

Registration and reception begin at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and program begins at 7:30 p.m. Click here to visit the “A Tribute to Caring” (ATC) website for more information and to register: https://joinus.westernu.edu/tribute/

ATC was established in 1986 to raise funds for the Academic Excellence Scholarship. Through the years, this scholarship has been awarded to students from all WesternU colleges who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. ATC also provides the opportunity for WesternU to honor outstanding friends and advocates of the University. This year’s event honors two such individuals.

WesternU Board of Trustees Chairman Richard A. Bond, DO ’82, DrPH, will receive the Commitment to Stewardship Award. Bond earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in the inaugural College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) Class of 1982 and has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years. He joined the WesternU Board of Trustees in May 2000 and has served as chairman since March 2013.

Solomon Hamburg, PhD, MD, a clinical professor of medicine in UCLA’s Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology Oncology, will receive WesternU’s Doctors with Heart Award. He is a general hematologist and medical oncologist who practices in Beverly Hills and Encino. He has been treating cancer patients for more than 40 years and sees himself as a physician advisor supporting each patient through their serious illness.