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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.

Touro Law Announces Two-Year Accelerated J.D. Program

March 05, 2014
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center is pleased to announce the creation of a new two-year accelerated J.D. program. This program, scheduled to begin on May 19, 2014, is an extraordinary opportunity for a select group of qualified applicants to complete all requirements for the Juris Doctor degree during a concentrated and rigorous 24-month period and to sit for a Bar Examination only 26 months after they begin their law school studies. Applications are currently being accepted.

Touro Law Announces New Clinics to Address Immigration, Criminal Law and Bankruptcy

March 04, 2014
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center is pleased to announce new and revamped clinical programs that since this fall are providing twice the amount of clinical offerings for students. New clinics have been created in subject areas including bankruptcy, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, federal prosecution and immigration law. In addition Touro Law’s not-for-profit clinic has been revamped to include a small business component and the Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic has been revitalized this semester.  Other clinic offerings include a nationally recognized disaster law clinic, an elder law clinic, the family law clinic, the disabilities law clinic, a foreclosure clinic and a senior citizens program.

Touro College Adds New Degree to Increase Science Teaching

February 27, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – In partnership with New York Medical College (NYMC), Touro College’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) will be offering a Master of Science in Biology Education starting in fall 2014.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Sponsors Black History Month Forum

February 25, 2014
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New York, N.Y. - For the third straight year, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), in partnership with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS in New York City and with Uptown Health Link, hosted a forum for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Robin Hood Foundation Awards $42K Grant to Touro Law

February 20, 2014
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Central Islip, N.Y. - Touro Law Center is pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $42,000 from the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The grant will provide funding for three summer fellows to expand the scope of work of the Disaster Relief Clinic and a part –time lawyer to oversee coordinating outreach and placements of law students from around the country who wish to participate in service trips to provide legal assistance to those in need.