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  APRIL 2014 

4/2/14 Wednesday 

Monthly Clinic Grand Rounds Webinar – The topic is “Ocular Nutritional Supplements” presented by Lance McNaughton, PhD, OD, Chief of Contact Lens Services.  You can view online or on campus in HEC Classroom F at 6pm.  1 CE credit available.  

4/5/14 Saturday

3rd Annual Heroes in Shadow – PCHAT, Lions Club, and BSK are collaborating to host a health fair to screen 300 Homeless Veterans. Volunteers needed – looking for volunteers that are willing to perform vision screenings, oral screenings, or perform History and Physicals.  Time:  8:30am – 12:00pm and 12:00pm – 4:00pm – Location Address: 1200 Potrero Ave, South El Monte.  Please email lionsclub@westernu.edu if interested. 

4/9/14 Wednesday

WUCO Guest – American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Board Member, Dr. Karla Zadnik, will be on campus to share about the Academy.  Dr. Zadnik will be meeting with WUCO faculty and administrators, touring our facilities, and leading an Open Student Session from 12pm – 1pm in HEC – Classroom B.  Please contact Monique Tessier at mtessier@westernu.edu with any questions.

Inland Empire Optometric Society Monthly Meeting – Speaker: Julie A. Schornak, OD, MEd – Topic: Effect of Systemic Medications on Contact Lens Wear.  6pm – 9pm at the Ontario DoubleTree Hotel, 222 North Vineyard Ave., Ontario, CA – For more information email IEOSjoinus@gmail.com. 

AOSA 5th Annual WUCO Student Bowl – ALL WesternU students and faculty are welcome.  To join the festivities please register in advance.  The last day to register is Monday, April 7, 2014.  Click here to register.  5:30pm – 8:30pm in HSC Lecture Hall West.  This is an event that you will not want to miss!!  Please email AOSAclub@westernu.edu should you have any questions. 

4/11/14 Friday 

WUCO Honors Day – Delicious food included!  5:30pm in HEC Lecture Hall I.  

4/12/14 Saturday 

13th Annual Trends in Autism Conference – Hosted by: Western University of Health Sciences.  Click here for flier.  

Annual WUCO House Basketball Tournament3pm to 6pm at Pomona High School.  Wear your house shirts whether playing or supporting and please wear non-black soled indoor basketball or court shoes if playing.  Please e-mail Tiffany Young at tmyoung@westernu.edu with any questions.  Click here for Player Sign-ups!  

4/14/14 Monday 

WUCO COVD Club presents: Tour de Optometry – Vision Therapy & Neuro Rehab in Private Practice “Everything you want to know but are afraid to ask!” featuring guest speakers, Dr. Derek Tong, Dr. Jane Liang, Dr. Neil Mietus, Dr. April Spurling, & Dr. Belinda Kuo.  5pm – 7pm in HEC Classroom F.  Please contact COVDclub@westernu.edu for further details.  

4/17/14 Thursday

WUCO Student Lunch and Learn – Come hear from our friends from Alcon!!  Topic: Treatment Possibilities for the Treatment of Elevated IOP.  Lunch will be provided to those who sign-up in advance. 12:00pm in HEC Classroom E.

4/19/14 Saturday

Optometric Private Practice Club (OPPC) – 1st Annual B.L.I.N.K. Conference – 9:00 am-4:00pm.  We are welcoming all students and faculty/staff. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Only $20 for WesternU students. For more information, please contact OPPBClub@westernu.edu.  Click here to register. 

Spring Up Healthy Muscoy Health Fair (non-WUCO sponsored event) – The event will be held at the Inland Empire Jobs Corps Center, 3173 Kerry Street, San Bernardino, CA from 10am-3pm.  The supervising OD is a WUCO 2013 graduate.  Please contact Dr. Remick at kremick@westernu.edu to sign up and for more information.

4/25/14 Friday – 4/27/14 Sunday 

California Lions Club Event – Friends in Sight is hosting an overnight vision screening trip in Sonora-Baja, Mexico.  They are looking for faculty/optometrists to volunteer with 4 WUCO students. Travel expenses will be covered. Please e-mail jsugimoto@westernu.edu for more information.  For more information on California Lions Club Friends in Sight, visit www.californialionsfriendsinsight.org.

4/27/14 Sunday

WUCO Annual Eyes On Optometry Program – This is a special program for high school students to introduce them to optometry. Student Volunteers Needed – 2nd year students can be awarded up to 10 hours of SERVICE LEARNING CREDIT. Event Time: 10am-2pm. Please Contact Dr. Yumori at jyumori@westernu.edu, NOSA at NOSAclub@westernu.edu or OEP at OEPclub@westernu.edu should you have any questions. 


American Optometric Association Magazine, AOA Focus, Jan/Feb 2014 Issue, used a couple of WesternU photos from the Simons Middle School event in its story about InfantSEE.  Here’s a link to the story: http://aoa.uberflip.com/i/272938/37 

April 4-6, 2014 California CareForce (CCF) an organization dedicated to helping California families provided medical, dental and vision care services to those in need.  CCF free clinic volunteers included Doctors Egan, Hollands, and Baggarly as well as 10 other OD’s, 2 OMD’s and Ophthalmic Technicians and Opticians.  The clinic ran from 6am – 6pm or until the last patient was seen.  Patients began lining up each night before and were given a full range of service to include a pair of spectacles.  A total of 516 adults and children were seen.  WUCO Optometry students included:  Zachary Shore, Ernesto Suarez, Vinayak Ravuri, Daniel Osman, Pratik Vyas, Roshni Shah, Natalia Temboni, Yuliya Kozyaykina, Shenila Rajani, Amy Ishigo, Nehal Verma, Jeffrey Chen, Allen Choi, Shirley De La Rosa, Elizabeth Samson, Andy Chen, Alex Tadros, Edwin Cook, Benjamin Cho, Mary Hoang, Jenny Tran, Jannette Hang, Matthew Biedron, Ann Le, Christine Ahn, Francis Vu, and Kenneth Nguyen.  Notably Zachary and Ernesto volunteered for 3 days.      

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, The Vision Rehabilitation faculty hosted a group of teachers of the visually impaired (TVI) on campus.  The TVIs are in Southern California for the California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) Conference and visited WesternU as part of a pre-conference workshop in partnership with Braille Institute Los Angeles.  

Fraternal Order of Eagles is donating a supply of magnifiers, monocular telescopes, and sunglasses for the California School for the Blind Program at the Eye Care Center. A few of their representatives will be visiting us for a special donation ceremony on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:00am in the ECC’s Vision Rehab Service.   



5/3/14 Saturday

End of the Year Banquet hosted by SGA-OD2016!!!  The 5th Annual Pupillary Promenade – The Great Gat-sby at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel.  Tickets: $45, deadline to purchase tickets is April 12, 2014.  E-mail SGA-OD2016@westernu.edu for questions.

5/4/14 Sunday

Learning EXPO at Fairplex in Pomona 12pm-4pm – Vision screenings for the public (all ages).  In need of volunteers from all classes; please contact Dr. Remick at kremick@westernu.edu for details.

5/9/14 Friday

WUCO End of Year BBQ 

5/12/14 Monday – 5/13/14 Tuesday

Class of 2014 Capstone Program 

5/15/14 Thursday

Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony – Pasadena, CA 

5/26/14 Monday

Memorial Day – University Holiday 

8/4/14 Monday – 8/8/14 Friday

WUCO OD2018 Orientation Week

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