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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Wins Fellowship to Work in Ghana

March 24, 2014
Press Release

New York, N.Y. – Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), has been awarded a scholarship from National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF), a non-profit organization that advocates for increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States. The $5,000 award was made possible by The Lincoln Fund, a long-time supporter of the NMF and its mission.

Lander College for Men Welcomes Graduates for Annual Alumni Shabbaton

March 21, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – More than 100 former students braved the snow and returned to their alma mater for the fifth annual Lander College for Men (LCM) Alumni Shabbaton: Scattered Across the Nation.

Touro Law Receives $25K Grant from the United Way of Long Island

March 20, 2014
Press Release

Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce a $25,000 grant from the United Way of Long Island’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Program. The grant will be used to provide funding for consultation with victims of Hurricane Sandy both at the law school and through regularly scheduled walk-in clinics held throughout the Long Island region.

Graduate School of Social Work Students Travel to Albany to Advocate for “Dream Act” and Loan Forgiveness

March 20, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – On Tuesday, March 4, Martina Rodriguez, a student at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, awoke at 4 a.m. to travel from her home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to mid-town Manhattan, where she would join 40 of her fellow students to board a bus at 6 a.m. headed for Albany.

Touro Law Receives $250K in Endowed Scholarship Support from the Kermit Gitenstein Foundation

March 19, 2014
Press Release

Central Islip, NY - Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce a $250,000 grant from the Kermit Gitenstein Foundation to establish scholarships for two students who will be designated as Gitenstein Scholars annually. One Gitenstein Scholar is designated for a qualified student with an interest in health law and the second will be for a qualified student interested in aging and longevity law.

Touro President Proposes Program to Save Lives, Money by Reducing Defibrillator Implants

March 18, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – Twenty of America’s most-prominent cardiologists and medical specialists have crafted an action plan to save lives and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in healthcare spending associated with the use of implantable cardiac defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death.

In an article published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, “Risk Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death: A Plan for the Future,” the medical team calls on clinicians, patient advocacy groups, payers, industry and government agencies to unite behind a coordinated, six-step program that would help ensure that only patients who stand to derive benefit from the device receive implants, which can cost as much as $50,000 per procedure.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Participate in “DO Day on the Hill”

March 13, 2014
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March 13, 2014 – Eight-five students from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem joined with 1,200 osteopathic medical students from around the country on March 6 to meet with elected officials and their staff members to advocate for important health policy issues that affect medical education and the practice of medicine.

School of Health Sciences Garners Awards in Occupational Therapy

March 12, 2014
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New York, N.Y. - Touro College’s School of Health Sciences’ administration and faculty in occupational therapy (OT) have recently been awarded prestigious honors for their leadership, advocacy, and many contributions to the profession and community, including pioneering OT practices in mental health, and addressing health care disparities.

School of Health Sciences Awarded Grant to Study Musculoskeletal Conditions

March 11, 2014
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New York, N.Y. - Touro College’s Physical Therapy Department within the School of Health Sciences has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine to study the impact of a unique shoe design on musculoskeletal conditions in the lower extremities and spine.

Touro College Reaches Out to Young Professionals

March 10, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – More than 40 young professionals from varied backgrounds and diverse careers attended a cocktail reception in Manhattan at the home of Carol Feinberg and Ken Gilman. Rabbi Alan G. Ciner, vice president of the Touro College and University System (TCUS), noted, “Touro is launching this initiative for young adults, offering them an opportunity to learn about Touro and join together for future educational and social events.” Ms. Feinberg sits on the boards of several philanthropic organizations including The Smithsonian Science Education Center and Mr. Gilman is the former vice chairman of The Limited and is also involved with a number of philanthropic bodies.

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