Emmy-Winner Dr. Bruce Hensel Leads Slate of Commencement Speakers

PASADENA, Calif.--()--KNBC-TV Health, Medical and Science Editor Bruce Hensel, MD, will be one of four featured guest speakers at commencement ceremonies for Western University of Health Sciences on May 15-16, 2008 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, Calif.

Dr. Hensel has provided numerous investigative reports and exclusive stories for the Channel 4 News and other NBC news programs during his tenure with NBC4. His popular reports and Vlogs can be found on the Dr. Hensel Health page at KNBC.com.

His achievements in medical reporting and as a practicing physician have led to a number of honors, including local area Emmys for the series Health Fax (1988) and the specials 4 Your Health, Bioterrorism: Lines of Defense (2001) and Autism: The Hidden Epidemic (2005).

Dr. Hensel will give the keynote speech at the College of Allied Health Professions and the College of Graduate Nursing commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

Herb K. Schultz, senior health policy adviser to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, will address graduates of the College of Pharmacy on Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m. Larry A. Mullins, DHA, president and chief executive officer of Samaritan Health Services in Oregon, will give the keynote speech at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific commencement on Friday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. Patricia Olson, DVM, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the Morris Animal Foundation, will speak on Friday, May 16 at 3 p.m. at the College of Veterinary Medicine commencement.

About 600 graduates will receive degrees at the four ceremonies. For more information, visit WesternUs commencement Web site at www.westernu.edu/commencement.

About Western University of Health Sciences

Western University of Health Sciences (www.westernu.edu), located in Pomona, Calif., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in health sciences, nursing, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and veterinary medicine. In 2009, the university will admit students to new degree programs in dentistry, optometry, podiatry and biomedical sciences.

Contacts

Western University of Health Sciences
Rodney Tanaka
Office: (909) 469-5402
Cell: (909) 762-1806
E-mail: rtanaka@westernu.edu

Contacts

Western University of Health Sciences
Rodney Tanaka
Office: (909) 469-5402
Cell: (909) 762-1806
E-mail: rtanaka@westernu.edu