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!

Dec 8, 2015

Dr. Ethan Allen shares his wisdom

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

Fontana Police Kiss


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An old photo of mine from when I worked at the newspaper.

Feb 19, 2012

Give Kids A Smile event at WesternU


WesternU provided free dental care to more than 230 children as part of the Give Kids A Smile initiative Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at the WesternU Dental Center in Pomona, Calif. College of Dental Medicine faculty and students provided free dental exams, sealants, fluoride treatments and cleanings. Here is a gallery of some of my images.
Give Kids A Smile slideshow

Apr 22, 2011

Jeff's Lunchtime stroll

I'm beginning a new project -Jeff's Lunchtime Stroll- and will be looking for a new photo to take while walking around Downtown Pomona's Antique Row and the area nearby. I work at a great graduate health professions university called WesternU, which is close by. Check out my first post of my project, which comes with a little story on Cassie's new restaurant.




Cassandra (Cassie) Edwards, originally from Mississippi, is now proud owner of Cassie's Soul Food Kitchen at 200 E. First Street, on the back north side of Antique Row in Downtown Pomona. I came across her and her newly opened restaurant after taking a walk on a break from work. She has been open for about three weeks and moved in after her son Tayari opened up Groom City Barbershop next door. Cassie moved into what used to be the Pomona Baking Company, which closed sometime in early 2010 and was a favorite of many who worked and attended Western University of Health Sciences, where I work. Cassie says they have the best banana pudding, best peach cobbler, best smothered pork chops, best fried chicken and best anything you want southern style. I tried the banana pudding and the chicken spaghetti, shown in a picture, and both were very tasty. She says she has been making the chicken spaghetti, made with a family secret sauce, for about 15 years. She offers lunch specials and dinner, with limited outside seating. Check out Cassie's Soul Food Kitchen Facebook fan page.

Mar 13, 2011

Veterinary medicine student fights to protect pets


My WesternU colleague Rodney Tanaka wrote this great story and I took a few photos of Lisa, a veterinary medicine student, and her dog Max. Lisa started an online petition in support of Molly's Bill at www.change.org. The bill would provide an exemption from the vaccination requirement that any dog whose life would be endangered due to disease or other considerations, as determined by a licensed veterinarian on an annual basis. Here is a link to the the gallery and here is a link to the story on our website . Plus the local newspaper published it, here.

Feb 6, 2011

My "monorail" cat now likes the chair

My cat is cool. Mine has this look, this "kick-back" look that I enjoy photographing. Here are a few images of Clifford hanging out on a chair - chillin'. He also likes what one of my friends tabbed as the "monorail," but not today.