Vallejo, CA – Touro University California announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Alison McCormick, Associate Professor at Touro, College of Pharmacy, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "Plant-Produced Synthetic RNA Vaccines," which will use tobacco plants to produce much needed vaccines.
New York, N.Y. – Marian Stoltz-Loike Ph.D., Touro’s vice president of online education and the dean of the Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, will be a featured speaker at a forum on Jewish Education at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) plenum in Detroit on Saturday, May 5-8.
New York, N.Y. – Touro College will induct 15 students into the annual class of Sigma Beta Delta, Inc. (SBD), the international business honor society on Tuesday, May 1st at a ceremony at the Lander College of Arts & Sciences – Flatbush.
New York, N.Y. – The Lander College for Men/Beis Medrash L’Talmud of Touro College will host a tribute dinner in honor of Rosh HaYeshiva Rav Abba Bronspigel in recognition of his extraordinary impact on Jewish education around the world. The dinner will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 6 PM at the Renaissance Ballroom in Brooklyn, New York.
Vallejo, CA – A new method for improving characteristics that could increase vaccine safety and stability at a low cost is underway at Touro University California thanks to a $144,770 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
New York, N.Y. – Charlotte Uyen Pham, a first-year medical student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), has been awarded a scholarship from the National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF), which advocates for increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States. The $2,500 award was made possible by The Lincoln Fund, a long-time supporter of the NMF and its mission.
New York, New York – Karla Perez, an alumna of the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, class of 2009, was recently recognized with a 2012 Leadership Award for promoting community services to Latino families and youth in poor communities.
New York, N.Y. – Many of the graduating seniors at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem have landed top residencies for next year, it was announced today by Dean Robert Goldberg, DO. Over half of the 135 students in the class of 2012 will enter primary care residencies - a cornerstone of the school‟s mission.
New York, N.Y. – Rafi Motechin, a junior at Touro’s Lander College for Men, recently organized a fashion show for the residents of New Vanderbilt Rehab & Care Center in Staten Island. Approximately 50 residents attended the show wearing outfits and accessories donated by local boutiques and stores for men and women.
New York, N.Y. – The Lander College of Arts and Sciences – Flatbush (LAS) recently hosted Ambassador Youssef Zada, Consul General of Egypt in New York. The event was sponsored by the LAS Political Science Club.
New York, N.Y. – Approximately 100 social workers and social work students representing all of the city’s major schools of social work in the New York City area, gathered this week at Touro College to discuss the future of gerontological social work.