Welcome! As a WesternU alumnus or alumna, you are automatically a member of the WesternU Alumni Association, a network of over 13,000 graduates of Western University of Health Sciences. Alumni like you have an established presence in every state in the U.S., as well as in a dozen territories and overseas countries. Regardless of where you are residing, we hope that you will stay in touch as the Alumni Office is committed to providing assistance to you throughout your journey as a healthcare professional and beyond.

We love to hear all your exciting news, so please share new contact information, jobs, publications, presentations, awards, honors, marriages, births, etc… Anything you would like to share, we would love to hear about it and share it with your classmates in the Class Notes section of the WesternU View!  We also welcome all photos pertaining to your updates. Click here to share your news!


College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesWestern University of Health Sciences’ College of Pharmacy (COP) is ranked fourth among private schools of Pharmacy nationwide in total research grant funding, and topped $2 million for the first time. Click here to read more

Dr. Daniel WilsonDaniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, the second president of Western University of Health Sciences in it’s nearly 39-year history is a doctor’s son who studied at Yale, Harvard and Cambridge, ran a hospital as well as a large academic medical center, and has taught hundreds of today’s physicians or other health professionals. But at heart, he is a small-town Iowa boy who grew up fascinated by, and caring for, his friends, neighbors, and all others who crossed his path. Click Here to learn more!

Virtual Reality CenterWestern University of Health Sciences’ VirtualU@WesternU is offering new classes that provide aspiring health professionals with a vital preview to the rigors of learning clinical anatomy, and podiatric medicine students a prep course for their third-year board exam. Learning Enrichment in Clinical Anatomy (LECA) is an intensive one-week training course that helps prepare students for advanced medical, dental, or health professional graduate-level anatomy. The program was developed by Senior Instructional Designer Hooman T. Mir, DPM, MSc, FAPWCA, College of Dental Medicine Associate Dean Robert Hassel, DDS, and Project Coordinator Briana Young. Click Here to learn more! 

WesternU COMP-NW Mini-Medical SchoolDuring WesternU COMP-Northwest’s Mini-Medical School, every kindergartner in the Lebanon, Oregon area has the opportunity to be a physician for the day. 

WesternU ConnectThe Alumni Office recently launched  WesternU Connect. Through this online networking platform, you will be able to reconnect with your classmates, stay up to date on campus news, provide and/or receive career advice, and even connect with alumni in your area.


Throughout the year, the Alumni Office works with our campus partners to invite alumni to various events, including receptions at professional conferences, regional networking mixers, class reunions, on-campus lectures, and more! We hope that you will JOIN US at an upcoming event!

Alumni Networking Mixers
Drink, Dine, & Dash! Meet up with your fellow WesternU alumni for an evening of appetizers & drinks at an upcoming Alumni Networking Mixer! Click here for more event details and links to register! 


All WesternU alumni are automatically members of the Alumni Association, and as such, you have access to a variety of benefits. Take advantage of special services like the Alumni Job Board and L.A. Fitness discounts just for you.




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Whitney GreeneWhitney Greene, DVM ’16, is featured in news coverage of 58-year-old elephant Ruth’s recovery from a life-threatening gastrointestinal blockage. Ruth remains an aging elephant, and will now be provided complete geriatric care, Greene said. Like humans, elephants tend to develop more health issues as they age and another bout with intestinal blockage cannot be ruled out. We hope this will never happen again, Greene said. “But we’ll be better prepared if it does.” Click here to read more

Nikki HoThe Claremont Pharmacy, located at 358 S. Indian Hill Blvd., celebrated its grand opening! The business is run by owner Nikki Ho, PharmD ’12. Dr. Ho previously worked as a pharmacist at Rite Aid, all the while saving money to open her own business. “This has always been my dream since pharmacy school,” she said. Click Here to read more!

Vania ManipodVania Manipod, DO ’08, is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry in general psychiatry and works as an associate at a small psychiatry practice in Ventura, Calif. She is actively involved in various social media outlets to reduce the stigma of mental health, particularly in her blog, Freud & Fashion, which she started in 2010 during her residency at Samaritan Mental Health in Corvallis, Ore. Click here to check out her blog!

Travis Bellicchi

Travis Bellicchi, DMD ’14, utilized digital technology to create a facial prosthesis for his patient, cancer survivor Shirley Anderson. This groundbreaking method, called the Shirley Technique, is now being utilized on other patients. Click here to view a video. Click here to read more.