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The Southern California Medical Museum’s move to the WesternU campus earned a writeup in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: https://www.dailybulletin.com/lifestyle/20140610/southern-california-medical-museum-moves-to-pomona
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin had some nice coverage of Commencement: https://www.dailybulletin.com/social-affairs/20140514/western-university-graduates-will-help-care-for-the-newly-insured-former-secretary-of-labor-solis-says
.. including a feature on a Hesperia resident who graduated from the College of Podiatric Medicine: https://www.dailybulletin.com/social-affairs/20140514/hesperia-resident-achieves-a-dream-and-more-by-becoming-a-podiatric-physician
… and the inspiring story of Lana Clay, who overcame leukemia and graduated from the College of Health Sciences: https://www.dailybulletin.com/social-affairs/20140514/leukemia-survivor-plans-to-work-on-health-education-and-elimination-of-disease
WesternU’s own Commencement release/story also appeared in these places:
WesternU is mentioned prominently in an Education Week guest blog by Mark Maine, director of student well-being for the Pomona Unified School District, as he discusses school-based health centers: https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_california/2014/05/removing_learning_barriers_with_a_smile.html
College of Optometry
Optical Polymer Research is collaborating with the College of Optometry on antimicrobial lens materials: https://www.healio.com/optometry/contact-lenses-eye-wear/news/online/%7B8eb13525-6de9-42ae-99b9-46bd1500d526%7D/optical-polymer-research-collaborates-with-optometry-school-on-antimicrobial-lens-materials
Mini-Medical School was a resounding success once again. The Lebanon Express has the story: https://lebanon-express.com/news/local/lebanon-students-learn-about-medicine-at-comp-northwest/article_74736c82-e5cc-11e3-b1b2-001a4bcf887a.html
Lebanon’s Gift of Literacy Day program, which includes a free book for every Lebanon first-grader, was hosted by COMP-Northwest. The Albany Democrat-Herald has the story: https://democratherald.com/news/local/giving-the-gift-of-reading/article_beb45bcc-e5d5-11e3-afaa-001a4bcf887a.html
… and so does the Lebanon Express: https://lebanon-express.com/news/local/lebanon-students-return-for-gift-of-literacy/article_214b68de-ec16-11e3-a876-0019bb2963f4.html
The Lebanon Express had a story about the final installment of the Tools of the Trade program: https://lebanon-express.com/news/local/tools-of-the-trade-switches-hands/article_f3c15f06-d552-11e3-afa7-001a4bcf887a.html
The Express also editorialized about the program: https://lebanon-express.com/news/local/editorial-medical-bags-give-warm-welcome-to-comp-northwest-students/article_17e6ee98-d565-11e3-87e8-001a4bcf887a.html
Dr. Brion Benninger’s work with Google Glass was featured in a couple of TV news pieces, as well as in print:
WesternU’s press release about COMP-Northwest students selected for a loan forgiveness program was picked up in several places, including:
A West Linn High School graduate was awarded $60,000 to attend COMP-Northwest: https://www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2014/05/west_linn_grad_awarded_60000_s.html
The first Lebanon High School grad slated to attend COMP-Northwest got a writeup in her hometown newspaper: https://lebanon-express.com/lhs-grad-accepted-to-comp-northwest/article_6cd503c8-db86-11e3-bec4-0019bb2963f4.html
The body of a former Sweet Home mayor and fire chief was donated to COMP-Northwest’s cadaver program. Sweet Home is one of Lebanon’s neighboring communities: https://democratherald.com/news/local/former-s-h-mayor-fire-chief-gave-much-to-the/article_f045a626-dc7c-11e3-9fe6-001a4bcf887a.html
COMP-Northwest also is now home to a Free Little Library: https://lebanon-express.com/news/local/free-little-library-now-open-at-comp-northwest/article_7311dce4-f0cf-11e3-b205-0019bb2963f4.html
A fundraising run for veterans started and finished at COMP-Northwest: https://democratherald.com/news/local/k-run-walk-to-benefit-vets-home-resident-programs/article_4ec78c8a-f6b5-11e3-ba2c-001a4bcf887a.html
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. John Tegzes was interviewed about a study regarding fresh, whole food for dogs: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nutrition-lessons-from-mans-best-friend-university-research-shows-that-fresh-wholesome-foods-may-be-healthier-for-dogs-than-processed-kibble-261652391.html
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