Jun 18, 2018

Teenager with Visual Impairment Finds Freedom Behind the Wheel and Help From the WesternU Eye Care Institute

Jacob Santiago was born into a car family. He appeared in a car show when he was a couple of weeks old. His grandfather works on cars in a home garage. Jacob began saving money for a car when he was 5.
“One thing I can say about the Santiago-Thomas families is, it’s all about the cars,” Jacob said. “If you have a car you have freedom.”
But Jacob began having vision problems around the age of 12. He was diagnosed with cone-rod dystrophy, a genetic disease that is robbing him of his sight. He also has stationary night blindness, so he has poor vision in low-light situations.
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Nov 11, 2017

“It was a pure MASH unit”
Dr. Dale Carrison got a phone call, threw on his scrubs and headed to the University Medical Center (UMC) Trauma Center in Las Vegas, knowing he was headed into carnage.
It was shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 when the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) called College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) alumnus Carrison, DO ’87, and told him about a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in downtown Las Vegas.

Feb 9, 2017

From OPSC Rookie of the Year to President

From OPSC Rookie of the Year to President As president of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California (OPSC), Brian Loveless, DO ’02, says the organization will face two major challenges in the coming year: finding continued growth for osteopathic physicians in the single Graduate Medical Education (GME) accreditation system, and determining how looming changes to the Affordable Care Act will affect California.  Loveless, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) assistant professor of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/ OMM), has been president-elect of OPSC for the past year, and will be installed as president on Feb. 18, 2017, during the group’s 56th annual convention President’s Banquet in San Diego. Task No. 1 for OPSC will be “to make sure that osteopathic physicians retain their distinctiveness while integrating into this new (GME) system,” Loveless said. “Two, what is the Affordable Care Act going to look like over the course of this year? I think we are going to see some fairly rapid changes, because the Republican majority needs to do those changes quickly. How is that going to affect our state?” Loveless, a COMP alumnus from the Class of 2002, became an active member in OPSC during his second year in residency at Chino Valley Medical Center, through encouragement from mentor and fellow COMP alumnus James Lally, DO ’93. Loveless eventually joined OPSC’s education committee, was named the association’s OPSC Rookie of the Year in 2009, became chair of the education committee, and became a board member of OPSC before becoming president-elect. In the past 10 years, Loveless has provided osteopathic manipulative therapy education to more than 2,000 students. After graduating from COMP, he served as a preceptor in private practice and returned to campus to teach NMM/OMM, then was hired at WesternU in 2011. #OsteoMed #OsteopthicMedicine #Osteopathic #ACGME #SingleAccreditationSystem #AffordableCareAct #California #CaliforniaDO @comp_pomona
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Nov 9, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Interprofessional Health Fair

A video I did for work of some students and faculty providing free health screenings to patrons at the LA County Fair. It's a shortie!

Feb 19, 2013

Check out the current issue of Academic Pharmacy Now. The College of Pharmacy made the cover story in the Winter 2013 edition. The story showcases the College’s involvement in the “Pharmacy is Right for Me” initiative aiming to inspire and foster the next generation of pharmacy leaders in the United States. The cover and inside photos by me highlights COP faculty teaching Palomares Academy of Health Sciences ninth graders how to compound non-medicated toothpaste.

Apr 19, 2012