Touro College Sponsors Health Career Fair

Date: December 18, 2006
Dr. Stuart Feldman, dean of the planned Touro College of Pharmacy, counseling interested high school students at recent health career fair.
Dr. Stuart Feldman, dean of the planned Touro College of Pharmacy, counseling interested high school students at recent health career fair.
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Barbara Franklin
Director of Communications
212-463-0400 x5530
Barbara.franklin@touro.edu

New York, N.Y. - On December 7, 2006, representatives from Touro’s planned College of Pharmacy and the High School for Health Careers and Sciences in Washington Heights, held a Health Career Fair to introduce juniors and seniors to career opportunities in pharmacy and other health professions.

The event supported Touro College’s goal of expanding the profession’s "pipeline" by developing an interest in pharmacy at an early school level. Also participating were the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, the New York City Chapter of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists, Rite Aid, Touro College’s School of Health Sciences and the nursing program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Approximately 250 students took part in the event, which was organized by high school principal Harris Marmor, assistant principal Altagracia Acosta and Touro College of Pharmacy dean Dr. Stuart Feldman. Rite Aid generously provided support for the program.

The planned Touro College of Pharmacy will be located at 230 West 125th Street in Harlem. The College will offer the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Actively engaged in the community, the curriculum will focus on developing the skills to serve underserved populations and providing pharmacy services to a diverse society. Further information can be found at http://www.touro.edu/pharmacy.

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