Featured Stories tagged with "School of Health Sciences"

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Physician Assistant students at the School of Health Sciences (SHS) produced videos to educate the public. Shelly and Priscilla spoke about the flu, especially timely as this year many fell victim to a particularly rough strain.
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Dan Rootenberg would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to that anonymous student who didn’t make it to class to begin Touro’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. “I had been waitlisted and got a phone call at 10 am, after the first anatomy class when someone failed to show up for school,” says Rootenberg, who graduated in 1997. “That was how I got in, missing the first class.”
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Voices from across the voice care field – surgeons, scientists, speech-language pathologists, voice teachers and performing artists – rang out from Philadelphia during the Voice Foundation\'s 42nd annual symposium, which focused on the Care of the Professional Voice. 
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Earlier this month Touro College Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students participated with enthusiasm in New York state Occupational Therapy Association’s (NYSOTA) annual Advocacy Day.
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It was her own interaction with a Physician Assistant (PA) that inspired Rachel Farahan, a 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program. At the age of 20, she battled a serious illness, and remains grateful for the care she received. Now, as she begins tending to others, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable. "Patients have no reason to apologize for having questions and needing help," she says, and it’s a philosophy that may just help her save lives.
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The Touro College School of Health Sciences in Bay Shore brought together senior citizens and student volunteers recently for a day of car “fitting” and fun.  The annual Occupational Therapy “CarFit” event attracted senior citizens from the Bay Shore community interested in having their cars professionally “fitted” --- making sure that when they are inside them, they are seated properly with all their mirrors aligned for optimal safety. 
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The Touro Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) Program held its traditional “White Coat” ceremony recently, with members of the graduating PA Class of 2014 and their families and friends gathering for the milestone event that marks the completion of the students’ studies and their official entrance into the PA profession.  Thirty students, with varied educational and professional backgrounds, completed the PA program, donned their new “long” medical white coats, and recited the PA professional oath while proud faculty and family members looked on (during the clinical phase of the program, the students are required to wear “short” student lab coats that designate them as being active in the learning process). 
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"Early on in my career as a physician assistant, I looked after patients with multiple chronic conditions and illnesses that needed several specialists involved in their cases. Communication was critical,” recalls Nathan Boucher, director of graduate education Physician Assistant Program at Touro’s School of Health Sciences. “With transitions between workers taking place every eight, 12 and 24 hours, there were a lot of chances to drop the ball.”
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Students and faculty from the School of Health Sciences’ Physical Therapy Program attended the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas where they presented their poster presentations in February.  
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July 20th, 2014 was not just another ordinary Sunday. Hundreds of people gathered at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N. Y., strongly united in their support for the organization “Autism Speaks”, and waited with great anticipation to participate in the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” walkathon. Amongst the supporters was our very own group of Touro students from the Graduate Program in Speech Pathology, team “Touro Speechies."