Touro College Celebrates Research Across Schools
On Touro’s fourth annual Research Day, students and faculty present their findings and publications.
Can soybeans prevent cancer? Does vocal pitch of a salesperson influence sales? Can a more-detailed heart imaging technology prevent cardiac death? The answers to these questions, and others, were presented during the fourth annual Touro College Research Day, coordinated by the Office of Sponsored Programs and hosted at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) campus in Harlem on April 28, 2015.
The diverse posters ranged in topic from the arts and biology to business, education, mathematics, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, social work, and speech. Eighty researchers from Touro’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including TouroCOM, Touro College of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Education, Lander College of Arts and Sciences, New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), School of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Psychology, and New York Medical College, were represented.
After a luncheon buffet, attendees heard welcoming remarks from Dr. Alan Kadish, President and CEO of Touro College and University System; and Dr. Joseph Indelicato, Chair of the Touro College Research Collaborative. “The projects presented today demonstrate the breadth and depth of our ever-developing research footprint,” said Dr. Kadish.
Keynote presentations were given by distinguished researchers at the forefront of the science of aging and memory. Cardiologist and Professor William Frishman, M.D., from New York Medical College’s Department of Medicine, spoke about his Bronx Aging Study, the longest longitudinal study that has ever been completed. Dr. Jeffrey Iliff, PhD of the Oregon Health and Science University’s Knight Cardiovascular Institute (who was featured on TedMed last year) delivered an entertaining presentation on sleep, the brain, and Alzheimer's disease. (“Who said research was boring?” remarked Dean Robert Goldberg of TouroCOM-Harlem after the talks, both of which elicited audience engagement and interaction.)
At the conclusion of the event, students enjoyed refreshments and coffee with professors and researchers at a “scholar klatch.”
“This day is a wonderful demonstration of a strong university system that’s collaborating to advance research and scholarship,” said Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Krupka.