Press Releases

Touro Law Forms Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Names Associate Dean and Director

March 17, 2017

Central Islip, NY – Dean Harry Ballan is pleased to announce the formation of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. The Office will be headed by Professor Deseriee Kennedy, appointed Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and Assistant Dean for Career Services Jim Montes, who will serve as Director of Diversity & Inclusion.

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Touro Medical Student Wins Award for Research at Homeless Shelter

March 6, 2017

Residents Learn About Diet, Exercise, and How to “Make a Healthy Food Plate” -- and then Move On

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Huntington’s Kailene Abt Receives Healthcare Award from Touro College

March 3, 2017

Occupational Therapy Graduate from Bay Shore School of Health Sciences is Recognized for ‘Helping Others Live Life to the Fullest’

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Touro College of Pharmacy Appoints Assistant Dean for Admissions

February 7, 2017

Heidi Fuchs to Embark on Enhanced Strategic Plan for Student Recruitment

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Robin Hood Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant to Touro Law’s Disaster Clinic

February 7, 2017

Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center Dean Harry Ballan is pleased to announce that Touro Law has received a grant in the amount of $200,000 from the Robin Hood Foundation to support the Disaster Relief Clinic.

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Free Weekly Lectures in Jewish History Return to Touro College’s Flatbush Campus

January 19, 2017

Dr. Henry Abramson, Dean of Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences, to Deliver Series

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Harlem Community Board Awards Grants to Minority Med Students

December 21, 2016

New Fund for Underrepresented Students at Touro Provides First Scholarships to Carry Out School’s Mission of Serving Underserved in Harlem and Elsewhere

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National Association of Social Workers Honors Touro Professors

December 19, 2016

Leadership Awards Bestowed on Jennifer Zelnick and Tina Atherall at 10th Annual Dinner for Outstanding Work and Exemplary Contributions to Profession

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$2.5 Million Available to Disadvantaged Social Work Students

December 15, 2016

Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Lands Prestigious Federal Grant of $2.5M to Fund Scholarships for Full Time MSW Students Committed and in Need

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Anti-Israel Bias and the Government’s Response

December 13, 2016

Touro College President Dr. Alan Kadish and Republican Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina Discuss Perceptions and Reality

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Marijuana May Reduce Wide Range of Parkinson’s Symptoms

December 12, 2016

New research from Touro College of Pharmacy says marijuana has potential to reduce tremors, other debilitating symptoms and slow disease progression

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Rivka Felberman of Crown Heights Receives Prestigious Maimonides Award

December 9, 2016

The Science Behind Compassionate Care Inspires Touro College Graduate to Pursue Rewarding Career in Nursing

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Bath Beach Resident Dr. Steve Vouyiouklis is Lauded for Achievement in Healthcare

November 23, 2016

From Patient to Care Giver - A Life-Changing Event Leads Touro Grad to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and the Prestigious Maimonides Award

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Dr. Howard R. Feldman Elected to Fellowship of the Geological Society of America

November 21, 2016

From Jurassic Period and Beyond – Scarsdale Paleontologist and Professor is Recognized for Global Scientific Research on Prehistoric Marine Life

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Touro College to Offer L.I. Students Entry to Health Sciences Programs

November 9, 2016

School of Health Sciences Accepting Select High School Honors Candidates Choosing Professions as Physical and Occupational Therapists and Physician Assistants

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Oncology Expert Chosen to Head Pharmacy Practice Department

October 27, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Dr. Nelly Adel has been named chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department of the Touro College of Pharmacy, Dean Henry Cohen, PharmD, announced today.

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Congressman Mark Meadows to Headline Special Program on Anti-Israel Bias

October 26, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College and University System will present an important and informative discussion titled Anti-Israel Bias: How Real and Widespread Is It, and How Can We Respond to It? 

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Touro College Draws Top Employers at Student Career Fair

October 11, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Canon. PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Orthodox Union. They were among the more than 40 top-name employers who met with enthusiastic students at the Fall  Career Fair sponsored by the Lander Colleges division of Touro College in New York City. 

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Touro Dean Presents Weekly Jewish History Lectures

October 10, 2016

New York, N.Y.-- Dr. Henry Abramson, Dean of Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Flatbush, will be presenting a lecture series on 20th century Jewish personalities. Jewish History @ J, the popular weekly series, resumes October 31 and will be held on Monday nights through December 19. The lecture series is free and open to the community and will take place from 7-8 pm at Touro College’s Flatbush campus at 1602 Avenue J. 

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Health Professions Diversity Award Recognizes Inclusion Commitment

October 7, 2016

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is increasing underrepresented minorities in medicine, training physicians to practice in underserved communities.

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Dr. Martin Levine Appointed Interim Clinical Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem

September 30, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Martin S. Levine, DO, MPH, FACOFP has been named Interim Clinical Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem, the College announced today. Dr. Levine has served as Associate Dean for Educational Development and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at TouroCOM since its inception. Additionally, he is a lecturer in the first and second year curriculum in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and teaches in the OMM lab. He is the third year OMM course director.

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Touro College Unveils New York State’s First New Dental School in Nearly 50 Years

September 30, 2016

Westchester County, N.Y.  – Touro College, together with local and regional elected officials and dental industry leaders, today unveiled its new college of dental medicine—New York State’s first new dental school in nearly half a century.

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Touro Unveils New York State's First New Dental School in Nearly 50 Years

September 28, 2016

New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and New York State Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti Joined Faculty and Administration to Inaugurate the New School

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Touro College Commencement 2016-Record Growth Affirms Touro’s Place as Leader in Health Sciences Education

September 27, 2016

New York, N.Y. –Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) celebrated with faculty, family, and friends during a jubilant commencement ceremony on a sunny late-summer afternoon at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, L.I. on Sept. 13.

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Touro College Behavioral Sciences Chair Dr. Art Freeman Named Professor Emeritus and Recipient of Honorary Doctorate

August 29, 2016

New York, N.Y. - Dr. Arthur (Art) Freeman, Chair of Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science at the School of Health Sciences (SHS) was named Professor Emeritus by the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and was presented with an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the school and to the field of clinical psychology. 

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Touro Student Chosen for New Pharmacy Quality Scholars Program

August 23, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) student Sefa Kploanyi has been chosen to participate in the inaugural Pharmacy Quality Alliance-CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program, which is launching on September 1, 2016.

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Miriam Turk of NEFESH to Lead Major Programs at Graduate School of Social Work

August 10, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Miriam Turk, LCSW, a Jewish communal leader with over 20 years of experience in program development and clinical social work in the Orthodox community, has joined the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) as outreach liaison and recruitment director.

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Professor Alex Lopez Receives Awards for Community Service

August 9, 2016

New York, N.Y. - Alex Lopez, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Touro College School of Health Sciences, was the recipient of honorary awards and recognitions recently for his initiatives and contributions to several Long Island organizations that provide services for at-risk youth and people with disabilities. 

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Touro Graduate School of Social Work Receives $2.5 Million for Disadvantaged Students

August 4, 2016

New York, N.Y. – August 4, 2016 – The Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) today announced the receipt of a $2.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund scholarships for disadvantaged graduate students in social work beginning fall semester 2016.

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Touro College Graduate School of Technology and Flatiron Business District Partner for Free Computer Coding Class

August 3, 2016

Learn the fundamentals of coding with an informative free workshop, Coding for Everyone, presented by Touro College Graduate School of Technology, (GST) Tuesday, August 9, from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Flatiron Plaza, East 23rd Street Between Fifth Avenue & Broadway in Manhattan. 

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New Dean Appointed at Touro Law Center

August 3, 2016

Central Islip, NY – The Touro College & University System today announced that Harry Ballan will join Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center as its new Dean. Ballan previously served as a partner and senior counsel for the New York office of the international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Ballan received a bachelor of arts, master of arts, and a Ph.D. in history and theory of music—all from Yale University. Ballan attended Columbia Law School and was awarded his J.D. in 1992.

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Three TouroCOM Doctors Honored with Laureate Awards

July 29, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Three professors from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) have received Laureate Awards from the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Inc. (NYACP).

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Change of Command at Touro Law Center Vets Clinic

July 26, 2016

Central Islip, NY – Rosanne Trabocchi, a 23-year veteran U.S. Coast Guard JAG officer, and Sarah Fetherston, who went to law school after service in the U.S. Air Force, including a stint as a pilot, will be the new leaders of the Touro Law Center Veterans Clinic, Touro Law Dean Patricia Salkin has announced. They will replace Ken Rosenblum, who retired in June 2016 after 25 years at the school. Rosenblum, a former U.S. Army JAG officer who served a tour in Vietnam, revived the clinic in 2013.

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Dr. Patricia Burke Chosen President-Elect of NY League for Nursing

July 25, 2016

Dr. Patricia Burke, Associate Professor of Nursing at Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS), was chosen President-elect of the New York League for Nursing (NYLN), a professional organization for academic leaders in nursing education. 

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Meredith R. Miller Named Professor of Law

July 22, 2016

Central Islip, NY – Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Meredith R. Miller has been promoted to Professor of Law. She will continue to serve as Director of Solo and Small Practice Initiatives while teaching classes at Touro Law.

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Three Touro Law Graduates Named NYS Excelsior Fellows

July 21, 2016

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center is pleased to announce that three graduates have been selected as prestigious New York State Excelsior Fellows. Mickelle Damasia ’16 will be working at the New York State Department of Finance, Joseph Castrianni ’16 will be placed at the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation in Albany, NY and Jolevette Mitchell ’16 will be placed at the New York State Division for Human Rights.

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Touro Law Appoints Erica Edwards O’Neal as New Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

July 21, 2016

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin announced that Erica Edwards-O’Neal ’99 will serve as the new Director of Alumni and Donor Relations in the Office of Institutional Advancement. She will also remain as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Touro Social Work Recognizes Student Achievement, Community Service

July 18, 2016

New York, N.Y. – More than 400 students, faculty, staff and family members of graduating students gathered recently at the 92nd Street Y for the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work’s  (GSSW) 2016 Academic Recognition Program.

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Christine Choi Chosen for Prestigious Welch Scholars Grant

July 12, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Christine Choi, D.O. candidate at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2016 Welch Scholars Grant from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). One second-year student from each of the AOA’s member schools is eligible to receive the prestigious grant, which is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment to osteopathic medicine and financial need.

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Touro College Graduate School of Technology and 23rd Street Flatiron Partner To Offer Free Web Design Class

July 8, 2016

Do you have a great idea for a website but no idea how to get it off the ground? Designing and developing your website is easier than you may think. Learn the fundamentals with an informative class, “Launch Your Website Idea!,” presented by Touro College Graduate School of Technology, (GST) Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. at Flatiron Plaza, E. 23rd Street Bet. 5th Ave. & Broadway.  

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Touro Law Professors Author New Book on Opening and Operating Your Own Law Firm

July 6, 2016

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center faculty members Lynne Adair Kramer, Director of the Court Observation Program and Adjunct Professor of Law, and Ann Nowak, Director of the Writing Center and Adjunct Professor of Law, have authored a book titled, “The Experiential Guide to Law Practice Management: Opening and Operating Your Own Firm.” The book, the only experiential textbook in the field of Law Practice Management, is suitable for law students and practitioners alike. 

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Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College Welcomes its Inaugural Class; Marks New York State’s First New School of Dental Medicine in Nearly 50 Years

July 5, 2016

VALHALLA, NY–One hundred and ten students began classes today at the first new dental school to be approved in New York State in nearly 50 years. 

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Touro College and Orthodox Union Announce 2016 Recipients of Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander ZTZ”L Scholarships for Outstanding NCSY Graduates

June 23, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Nine outstanding high school students from around the country were selected to receive the prestigious Sarah Rivkah and Dr. Bernard Lander zt”l Scholarship, presented jointly by Touro College and the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), the international youth arm of the Orthodox Union. The scholarships, named in memory of Touro’s Founding President Dr. Bernard Lander ztz”l and his wife Sarah Rivkah, were announced by Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish  and Orthodox Union President Martin Nachimson.

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Graduate School of Technology Commencement Speaker Tania Dsouza Delivers a Global Message Through the Language of Design

June 22, 2016

New York, N.Y – Gamification.  Ideation. Edutainment. These are a few words Tania Dsouza uses from the ever-changing lexicon of interactive design technology. 

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Yoni Benedek, Touro Social Work Graduate, Wins Top Professional Awards

June 21, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Jonathan (Yoni) Benedek, MSW, who graduated from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) on June 16, has been awarded the inaugural Ohel Distinguished Community Service Award, as well as the National Association of Social Workers-New York City Chapter (NASW-NYC) Student Award.

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Touro College of Dental Medicine Honors Two at Inaugural Dinner

June 20, 2016

New York, N.Y. –The Touro College of Dental Medicine (TouroCDM) at New York Medical College, New York state’s first new dental school in nearly 50 years, celebrated its inaugural year with a dinner honoring Dr. Perry Brickman and the Honorable Michael Mukasey, two figures who have been instrumental in advancing the cause of accessible dental education for all. The dinner was held at Touro’s New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in Valhalla, New York, where TCDM will be located.

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Touro Medical Grads Receive New York State Service Award

June 14, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Jemima Akinsanya and Jean Shiraki, two recent graduates of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2016, received the Community Service Award of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at commencement ceremonies held recently at The Apollo Theater in Harlem.

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Touro College of Pharmacy Graduate Wins Award for Essay on Potential Economic Impact of New Drugs

June 9, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Pharmacy graduate Emil Joseph, PharmD, has won the 2016 Corporate Member Scholarship Award from the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP) for his essay about the potential economic impact of new drugs coming to market.

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Touro Mourns Passing of Professor Gisele Oliveira

June 8, 2016

We are saddened by the loss of one of our professors, Gisele Oliveira, Ph.D., who passed away on March 31st. Dr. Oliveira was an assistant professor and director of research in the Master\'s Program in Speech-Language Pathology.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates Sixth Commencement - “Adapt...Adapt…Adapt...” Dr. Ram Raju of NYC Health + Hospitals Tells Grads

June 7, 2016

New York, N.Y. – At a festive gathering at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater last week, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine graduated its sixth class, conferring diplomas upon 123 candidates for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree.  The hall was packed with the graduates’ families and friends for the jubilant ceremony, at which the new doctors were reminded by their keynote speaker that medicine is changing rapidly and they must “Adapt… Adapt... Adapt.”

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Graduate School Commencement Speaker Claribel Riss: Going the Distance

June 7, 2016

New York, N.Y. – For several years, Claribel Riss, a resident of East Stroudsburg, PA, has traveled at least 75 miles to her job as a teacher at a Bronx middle school, and to Touro College Graduate School of Education (GSE) in New York City, where she earned her second master’s degree this year in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).   

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UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis Addresses Lander Graduates at 42nd Commencement Exercises

June 6, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College conferred Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, with an honorary doctorate at the annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on Monday, May 30, 2016. 

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UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis Addresses Lander Graduates at 42nd Commencement Exercises

June 6, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College conferred Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, with an honorary doctorate at the annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on Monday, May 30, 2016. 

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UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis Addresses Lander Graduates at 42nd Commencement Exercises

June 6, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College conferred Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, with an honorary doctorate at the annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on Monday, May 30, 2016. 

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Mayer Goldberg, Pharm.D.: Newly-Minted Pharmacy Grad Lands Coveted Spot in Prestigious First-Year Residency Program

May 31, 2016

New York, N.Y. - Born in New York, raised in Brooklyn and currently a resident of Flushing, Queens, Mayer Goldberg, Pharm.D. received his doctorate in pharmacy on May 25th from Touro College of Pharmacy. This summer he will become a pharmacy resident at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, a well-established and prestigious pharmacy residency program.

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Touro College of Pharmacy Graduates Fifth Class - Assistant Surgeon General U.S. Public Health Service, Pharmacy Tells Graduates to “Build a Culture of Prevention”

May 31, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Members of the Touro College of Pharmacy Class of 2016 received their doctor of pharmacy degrees last week at a spirited ceremony led by their new dean, Dr. Henry Cohen.  The College’s fifth commencement exercises were held at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium, which was packed with the graduates’ families, friends and well-wishers on a warm spring afternoon.

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Touro University California 2016 Commencement brings 449 Healthcare and Educational Leaders

May 26, 2016

Vallejo, CA – Zubin Sedghi, who will be graduating from Touro University California on May 31st, 2016, took a six-year hiatus as a touring musician before becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Touro Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Annecy Baez, Ph.D. Honored at 12th Annual Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund Event

May 23, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College Graduate School of Social Work  Associate Professor Annecy Baez, Ph.D. was honored with a Leadership Award from the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund (LSWC) at the group’s 12th Annual Awards Dinner held recently at The Copacabana in New York City.

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Experts from School of Health Sciences Teach Fall-Prevention Tips to Suffolk’s Seniors

May 19, 2016

New York, N.Y. - Faculty experts from Touro College School of Health Sciences partnered with Suffolk County Department of Health (DOH) recently for a community-wide fall prevention program called “Stepping On: Building Confidence, Reducing Falls, and Staying Independent for Life.”

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Touro Law Student Appointed in Leadership Role for the National Black Law Students Association

May 9, 2016

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law 1L student Rebekah Gordon has been named National Director of Membership for the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) for 2016-2017 academic year. In this position, Ms. Gordon will work to reactivate inactive chapters and establish contact at law schools that do not have NBLSA chapters as well as distribute information about the membership process and compile statistics about approximately 200 chapters to make them available for the National Executive Board.

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Touro College School of Health Sciences Hosts Health Fair and CarFIT Screenings

May 6, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Students, faculty, and administrators from Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) welcomed members of the community to its third annual Spring Forward into Health free health fair at the School’s Bay Shore campus.

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Focusing on the Past Can Hurt your GPA

May 3, 2016

New York, NY -- Graduate students who focused on negative problems in the past performed worse academically than their peers who focused on the present or the future, according to a study that was presented here at Touro College Research Day.

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High Intensity Statins are No More Effective than Regular Statin Therapy

May 3, 2016

New York, NY -- Patients who were on lower dose statins did just as well at lowering their cholesterol as those who were on moderate to high intensity statin medications, according to a new study presented here at Touro College Research Day. The results call into question newer recommendations that advocated for more aggressive treatment of cholesterol.  

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Genetic Differences May Reduce Pain Relieving Effects of Opioids

May 3, 2016

New York, NY - A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on opioid pain management found that people with a certain gene mutation do not respond as well to opioid pain medications and may need to be managed differently to get relief.  

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Women May Benefit from Fall Screening at Any Age

May 3, 2016

New York, NY -- Physical therapists should consider screening women for fall risks, according to a study that was presented here at Touro College Research Day show.

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ER Reduces Radiation Exposure in Children with Suspected Appendicitis

May 3, 2016

New York, NY -- Physicians can safely reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) scans in children who have a suspected appendicitis by performing an ultrasound first, according to preliminary results of a retrospective study presented here at Touro College Research Day.

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African American Women Have Less Accurate Mammograms

May 3, 2016

New York, N.Y. -- African American women are referred for fewer breast biopsies after having a mammogram than white women, yet they have a higher rate of unnecessary biopsies or false positive results, according to a study presented here at Touro College Research Day.

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Touro College and University System 42nd Annual Commencement Speakers are Leaders in Medicine, Judaism, Law and Pharmacy

April 21, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College and University System (TCUS) will be holding approximately a dozen commencement ceremonies this academic year, awarding an estimated 5,706 doctor of philosophy, doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy, juris doctor, master’s, baccalaureate and associate degrees to students from 29 schools and colleges located in the United States and around the world.

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Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Honorary Degree at 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges

April 21, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30th, 2016.

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Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Honorary Degree at 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges

April 21, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30th, 2016.

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Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Honorary Degree at 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges

April 21, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30th, 2016.

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Touro’s Lander College for Men Holds Third Annual Model Beis Din Competition

April 20, 2016

New York, N.Y. – File this under “it really happened.” In Israel a father and caregiver for his mentally impaired son was diagnosed with kidney failure, and all attempts to find a suitable organ donor failed. His son, however, was a near-perfect match, but incapable of providing any reasonable form of consent. Could the son be allowed, under Israeli law, to donate a kidney to save his father’s life?

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First New Dental School in New York State in Nearly Fifty Years to Open July

April 19, 2016

VALHALLA, NEW YORK–New York State’s first new dental school in nearly 50 years is set to open this summer, Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System (TCUS) announced today. Touro, one of the leading educators of health care professionals in New York State, received final state approval and will establish the Touro College of Dental Medicine at its New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in Valhalla, New York. 

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Touro to Host Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture on Recovering Stolen Jewish Art

April 15, 2016

New York, NY – The entire community is invited to the Touro College and University System’s Presidential Lecture, “Recovering Nazi Looted Art: The Last Prisoners of the Shoah,” presented by renowned attorney Mel Urbach, in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah. The lecture will take place at the Lander College for Men, located at 75-31 150th Street in Flushing, on May 4th beginning at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

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Professor Gena Bardwell Appointed Interim Director of General Education Program at Touro’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies

April 14, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Gena Bardwell, Assistant Professor of Communications at New York School of Career and Applied Studies, (NYSCAS) a division of Touro College & University System, has been appointed to a new position as Interim Director of General Education. 

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Touro Law Receives Funds from Suffolk County for Work with Veterans

April 13, 2016

Central Islip, NY -  Touro Law Center received a $9,700 Suffolk County Veterans Marathon grant, which will allow the school’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic to expand its services to veterans who need help in restoring suspended and revoked driver’s licenses. 

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Dr. Arthur Freeman Named Chair of Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science

April 12, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Dr. Arthur (Art) Freeman was appointed Chair of the Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science (DBS) and Program Director of the School Psychology Program, Dr. Louis H. Primavera, Dean of the School of Health Sciences announced today.

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Touro Law Student Tatiana Medina Receives Prestigious NYSBA Internship

April 11, 2016

Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center is pleased to announce that Tatiana Medina has been selected as a NYSBA Kenneth G. Standard Intern. She will be working in the in-house counsel department of Salesforce.com, the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and the world’s #1 CRM that empowers companies to connect with customers in a new way.

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The Forgotten Patient: Learning to Treat Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 5, 2016

New York, N.Y. - Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face social, emotional, and intellectual challenges every day, and many of those challenges can be met through early intervention and special education programs.

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Touro Law Auction Raises $84K for Public Interest Student Fellowships

March 30, 2016

Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center’s 22nd Annual Goods and Services Auction, held on March 16th at the law school, raised a total of $84,000. All proceeds from the auction benefit Touro Law’s Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, awarding stipends to students who are dedicated to helping others through public service work during the summer. In addition, nine attorneys were honored for their dedication to public interest and pro bono work through the Public Interest Attorney of the Year Recognition Program, led by auction co-chair Lois Schlissel, Esq., managing partner of Meyer, Suozzi, English, Klein, P.C. 

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Touro College Berlin Offers Holocaust Studies Summer Program

March 25, 2016

This summer, students can embark on a memorable learning experience with Touro College Berlin Holocaust Studies Program, July 25-August 9. Students will participate in an engaging and enriching academic curriculum while earning college credit at the American Campus of Touro College in Berlin.

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Touro College Graduate School of Technology Wins Gold Award for Excellence in Higher Ed Marketing

March 23, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Touro College Graduate School of Technology has won a gold medal for excellence in Educational Digital Marketing, it was announced recently during the 31st Annual Higher Ed Marketing Awards competition held in Atlanta, GA.

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Touro Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon Inducts New Members

March 22, 2016

New York, N.Y.– Fifty Touro College students from the Lander College of Arts & Sciences–Flatbush (LAS) were inducted into the annual class of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the International Honor Society in Economics. 

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Touro Law Announces Mark C. Zauderer to be Touro Law’s 2016 Commencement Speaker, Eric L. Adams to Receive Honorary Degree

March 22, 2016

Central Islip, N.Y.–The Law Center’s 2016 Commencement speaker is Mark C. Zauderer, a high-profile litigator and name partner at the Manhattan boutique firm Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP. Additionally, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa at this year’s commencement ceremony. Touro Law Center’s 2016 Commencement is Sunday, May 29 at noon, at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale, Long Island, NY.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Successfully Match to Major Academic Medical Centers

March 21, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Nearly all of the 118 students graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem this coming June who sought residencies have been successfully matched, the majority following a highly spirited selection process that has landed them at selective hospitals renowned for their excellent training.

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Patricia Salkin Named Provost for Graduate and Professional Division at Touro College

March 16, 2016

New York, NY — Patricia E. Salkin, dean of Touro’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center was named Provost for the Graduate and Professional Division at Touro College, Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish announced today. Salkin is a nationally renowned scholar, educator and expert in land use law and government ethics. An accomplished administrator, she has held numerous leadership appointments within the American Bar Association, the American Association of Law Schools and the American Law Institute. Salkin also serves as co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Education. She will step down as Dean of the Touro Law Center on July 31, 2016 and a search for a new law school dean will commence immediately.

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Touro Women’s Leadership Council Hosts Panel on Roles of Women in Academic Leadership

March 16, 2016

New York, N.Y.–In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) at Touro College held a panel discussion, “Roles of Women in Academic Leadership,” featuring five women at the forefront of the Touro College and University System. 

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Vice Dean at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Named Senior Associate Dean at Proposed Touro College of Dental Medicine

March 11, 2016

New York, NY—Ronnie Myers, DDS, Vice Dean for Administration at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, was named Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs at the proposed Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College (NYMC). 

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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Visits Albany

March 10, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Students, faculty, staff and alumni from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work traveled to Albany last week, where they joined over 600 social work students and educators from around the state to push for legislation that would raise the age for criminal responsibility, and loan forgiveness for social workers.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Travel to Albany to Advocate

March 9, 2016

Albany, N.Y. - As part of a first-time collaboration with the state’s leading medical society and their own osteopathic organization, students from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) traveled to Albany to participate in the annual Medical Society of the State of New York Advocacy Day in conjunction with the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society’s (NYSOM) “DO Day in Albany” -- where they joined forces to advocate for a variety of issues of importance to students and doctors alike.

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Obese People Burn Calories Less Efficiently, Even After Weight Loss Surgery

March 7, 2016

New York, New York- Having a hard time losing weight? It just might be your metabolism after all, new research from Touro College suggests.

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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Students Awarded Scholarships from Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund

February 25, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Three graduate students at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) have been awarded scholarships from the Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund, a group comprised of the Puerto Rican Family Institute and the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, to address the shortage of Latino social workers in New York City.

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Dr. Kenneth Steier Named to Board of Catskill Hudson Health Center

February 23, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Dr. Kenneth Steier, founding dean and professor at Touro College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, N.Y., has been appointed Board Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee for the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The term will run through Feb. of 2018.   

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Touro Community Remembers Dr. Bernard Lander on Sixth Yahrzeit

February 12, 2016

New York, N.Y. – The Touro College community gathered at Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim on Motzei Shabbos this past week to commemorate the sixth yahrtzeit of Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and first president of the Touro College and University System. 

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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Takes Part in NYC’s Eleventh Annual ‘HOPE’ Survey

February 10, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Students, faculty, administrators and support staff from the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work  (GSSW) braved freezing temperatures after midnight Monday to help New York City with its annual count of the numbers of homeless living on the streets, and offer to take them to shelters.

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Harlem High School Students Learn About Medicine Through Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine’s “MedAchieve”

February 9, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Fifty Harlem high schools students gathered at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) last week, where they viewed multiple medical procedures and gained hands-on experience through interactive displays at a fair designed to expose them to the world of science and medical careers.

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Answers to Your Questions About the new TouroOne Portal and HR/Payroll System

February 5, 2016

We’ve accumulated questions that we received from you at training sessions, by email, and through the TouroOne Helpdesk. Below are answers to your most frequently asked questions:

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Need Help?

February 4, 2016

Faculty, staff and Federal Work Study students who need help with the new TouroOne portal and TouroOne HR/Payroll system should reach out to the TouroOne Helpdesk team for answers to questions and to resolve issues.

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Training Materials for the TouroOne HR/Payroll System and New Portal

February 4, 2016

To learn more about the new TouroOne portal and the features of the HR/Payroll system, take a look at the links below to training videos and documents. Please be aware there are different Time Entry training materials designed for specific groups of employees.  Please review the training materials that correspond to your individual Time Entry method (such as the Present and Absent Reporting method, the Work Day Reporting method, and the Time In and Out Reporting method).  We’ve also included a training video and document for those employees who approve timesheets.

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The New TouroOne Portal: A GATEWAY TO SERVICES

February 4, 2016

In December, Touro College and University System (TCUS) went live with the new TouroOne Portal, connecting all TCUS employees on a single community portal. The launch is enhancing all of our operations by providing current information that is now shared across all locations.

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