Research Council

The Touro College Research Council consists of faculty members and deans from the Undergraduate and Graduate Divisions and the professional schools in New York.

The mission of the Research Council is:

  • To support and foster research activities across all of Touro’s colleges and schools in New York
  • To expand existing and develop new research programs and research endeavors
  • To support creation of a stable base of active and motivated faculty and long term research support for their work

The Council meets several times a year as it seeks ways to pursue President Kadish’s vision to increase the research footprint across the College and throughout the Touro College and University System.

Four subcommittees have been established by the Research Council to explore various services that can be provided to Touro faculty in support of their research endeavors. The mission statement and membership for each subcommittee can be found at the links below:

Research Council 2016-2017:


Piotr Kozlowski, Ph.D.
Dean of Research, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Harlem
(646) 981-4626 

Executive Officer:
Donne Kampel, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Faculties
(212) 463-0400 x5274

Salomon Amar
Provost for Biomedical Research/Chief Biomedical Research Officer
Touro College and University System
212-463-0400 x5332

Fabio Arcila, J.D.
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship and Professor
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
(631) 761-7111

Stanley Boylen, Ph.D.
Vice President, Undergraduate Education and Dean of Faculties
(212) 463-0400 x5412

Sabra Brock, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Graduate School of Business
(212) 742-8770 x2430

Brian Chiswell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biology

Glenn S. Davis
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
(212) 463-0400 x5345

Robert Fardon, Ph.D.
Science Coordinator, NYSCAS
(212) 463-0400 ext 5261

Howard Feldman, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Lander College for Women
(212) 287-3534

Simcha Fishbane, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant to the President
Professor, Graduate School of Jewish Studies
(212) 463-0400 x5487

Nadja Graff, Ph.D.
Vice President, Division of Graduate Studies
(212) 463-0400 x5788

Joseph Indelicato, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Studies Psychology Program
School of Health Sciences
(631) 665-1600 x6219

June Kume, MSPT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program
School of Health Sciences
(631) 665-1600 x6243

Kam Man Kenny Kwong, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Social Work
(212) 463-0400 ext. 5813

Leib Litman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Lander College for Men
(718) 820-4906 

Zvi Loewy, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Touro College of Pharmacy
(646) 981-4718

Meira Orentlicher, Ph.D.
Professor, Occupational Therapy Program
School of Health Sciences
(212) 463-0400 x5672

Patricia Salkin, J.D.
Provost, Graduate and Professional Divisions
(646) 565-6522

Arnold Spinner, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Graduate School of Education
(212) 463-0400 x5267

Sara Tabaei, MLIS, MA
Information Literacy Services Director
Midtown Library
(212) 463-0400 x5233

Richard Waxman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences
School of Health Sciences
(212) 242-4668 x6055

David Yens, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown
845-648-1000 x60259