Presidential Inauguration
Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD

August 10th - 12th, 2017

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 10

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Reception - HPC Student Commons

Friday, August 11

7:30 a.m. - 8:30am

Entering Students' Breakfast with the President - Purpose Church, Pomona

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presidential Symposium: Health, Science and Humanism - HEC Lecture Hall I & overflow rooms
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Guest Speakers:
Kay Jamison, PhD
M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS
Dan Siegel, MD

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Book Signing with Kay Jamison and Dan Siegel - Cohen Recital Hall in HEC

Saturday, August 12

1:00 p.m.

Inauguration, Convocation - Fairplex, Expo Hall 4, Pomona
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6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (approx)

Inauguration Reception & Formal Dinner - Sheraton Fairplex; Vineyard Ballroom
Registration & Reception 6:00 p.m., Dinner & Program 7:00 p.m.
by Invitation Only please - seating is limited

Dr Wilson

Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD

Dr. Wilson became President of Western University of Health Sciences on July 1, 2016.

Dr. Wilson was previously Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of Medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center – Jacksonville. He oversaw the academic, clinical and research activities in a 695-bed teaching hospital and schools of clinical medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. He had come to Florida after 12 years as Chairman of Psychiatry at Creighton University in Omaha, where he grew psychiatry faculty from three to 30, clinical service and revenue six-fold, and research from zero dollars to $17 million. Before Creighton, for seven years he was medical director of the largest state hospital in Ohio and Professor at the University of Cincinnati, and from 1987-92 directed neuropsychiatry at McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Wilson is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, past president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and has been an invited lecturer at more than 200 universities or professional societies worldwide. His research includes more than 350 formal scholarly communications, including more than 100 refereed reports, chapters or other submissions, and more than 100 abstracts or presentations at national and international meetings. He has been principal investigator on more than 40 grants, with more than $10 million funded as a PI and Co-I or consultant on 50 other studies.

Dr. Wilson earned his BA in anthropology at Yale, his MD at the University of Iowa, and his PhD in biological anthropology from Cambridge. He performed his internship, residency and fellowship at McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Wilson and his wife, Sandy, have one grown daughter.

Symposium Speakers


Dr. Kay Jamison

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Dr. Roy Wilson

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Dr. Daniel Siegel

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