The Limb Preservation Center
Dean Lawrence Harkless continues to advocate for early treatment of diabetes and the prevention of amputations as the leader of WesternU's new Limb Preservation Center, set to open on April 19 in WesternU's Patient Care Center. The Limb Preservation Center at Western University of Health Sciences was initiated to serve a growing population – patients at risk for amputation as a result of acute conditions or lack of treatment. The Center's mission is to use the diagnostic skills of its highly-trained team of physicians, top-tier equipment, and innovative treatment techniques to prevent amputation, enhance mobility, and preserve quality of life. The Limb Preservation Center is part of a unique collaborative care environment – The Patient Care Center at Western University of Health Sciences – that brings together specialists from a broad range of health sciences to comprehensively diagnose and treat patients throughout the PCC's seven sub-centers.
College of Podiatric Medicine Dean lauded for pioneering work in amputation prevention
Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine Founding Dean Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM, has been named the 2013 honoree for the Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention, presented by the DFCon Global Diabetic Foot Conference. The award was presented at the DFCon meeting March 21-23, 2013 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. DFCon, considered the foremost interdisciplinary, international conference on the diabetic foot and amputation prevention, is co-chaired by George Andros, MD, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, MD. Dr. Harkless has taught and mentored thousands of podiatric students, residents and interns. He is widely viewed as a leading pioneer in integrating podiatric medicine into mainstream medicine. Dr. Harkless continues to advocate for early treatment of diabetes and the prevention of amputations as the leader of WesternU's Limb Preservation Center, set to open in April 2013 on WesternU's Pomona, Calif. campus.
Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM Scholarship Fund
Through the generosity of individual donors, podiatric faculty and Dr. Harkless himself, The California Foundation for Excellence in Podiatric Medicine (CaFFE) has established the Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM Scholarship Fund. As a result of the endowed fund, the College of Podiatric Medicine will receive $1,000 per year from CaFFE to be given to a podiatric student(s).
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Assistant Dean and Associate Professor Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACFAOM, MAPWCA, will participate in the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Assessment Leadership Academy for 2013-14. The academy, which has a competitive application process, prepares campus professionals to provide leadership in the form of workshops, consultation, and guidance, and to support the scholarship of assessment at their institution, as well as other institutions. The Academy curriculum will include both structured and institutionally-tailored learning opportunities in the assessment of educational effectiveness, and it will address national issues in assessment, accreditation, and accountability. Click here to read more: http://www.wascsenior.org/ala/overview.
Dr. Matthew Wedel's work with a team studying how dinosaurs got long necks is profiled in a story on the Fox News web site. Dr. Wedel and a colleague also published: Wedel, M.J., and Taylor, M.P. 2013. Neural spine bifurcation in sauropod dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation: ontogenetic and phylogenetic implications. Palarch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 10(1): 1-34. PJVP is an open-access journal and the paper is freely available here: http://www.palarch.nl/wp-content/Wedel-and-Taylor-2013-Neural-spine-bifurcation-in-sauropod-dinosaurs-PJVP-10-1.pdf.
The Inland Valley News and its not-for-profit organization, Shining Glory Publications, will honor College of Podiatric Medicine Founding Dean Lawrence Harkless, DPM, with an Excellence Award during its 16th Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Gala on April 20, 2013.
Read the latest updates from the students themselves in the latest Student Government Association Newsletter.
April 18: WesternU's College of Pharmacy presents the Ray Symposium on campus. Dr. Patricia Crawford, RD, director of the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley, and a Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist, will present "Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention," at 5:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1 of the Health Education Center on WesternU's Pomona campus.
May 15-17: WesternU's 32nd Commencement at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
June 10: WesternU's 2013 Towne & Gown Golf Tournament, benefiting student scholarships, will be held Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga.
June 21: WesternU Reception, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel (1150 W Magic Way, Anaheim) during the California Podiatric Medical Association's Western Foot and Ankle Conference. (CPM students: Register by May 5 to save up to $50 off registration fees.)
July 13: Save the date to join your fellow alumni for complimentary drinks and snacks at WesternU's "Day at the Beach" in Malibu on Saturday, July 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
See a full list of upcoming events on the Online Alumni Events page.
For more information or to RSVP for these events, please contact the Alumni Office at (909) 469-ALUM or firstname.lastname@example.org.