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Touro College Joins Social Work Education Leaders for White House Briefing in Washington, D.C.

October 25, 2013
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New York, N.Y. - Approximately 160 leaders in social work education gathered recently in the nation’s capital for a White House briefing from senior executives in the Obama administration to discuss the future of health care and identify a path forward for social work education in the new era.

Researcher Calls for Testing of Umbilical Cord Blood to Help Identify Possible Protein Biomarker for Autism

October 23, 2013
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - In an article appearing in Medical Hypotheses on September 20, a New York-based physician-researcher from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has called for the testing of umbilical cord blood for levels of a growth protein that could help predict an infant's propensity to later develop autism.

Touro School of Health Sciences Celebrates National Physician Assistant Week

October 22, 2013
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New York, New York – It was “National Physician Assistant Week!”  Held every year in the United States from October 6 through October 12, National Physician Assistant Week is a celebration of the physician assistant (PA) profession.  This week was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the first graduating PA class at Duke University on October 6, 1967.  PAs across the country use National PA Week to increase awareness of both the PA profession and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

School of Health Sciences Holds Symposium on Healthcare Quality Improvement at Beth Israel Medical Center

October 21, 2013
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New York, N.Y. - They came from physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant and speech and language pathology programs – about seventy-five Touro College School of Health Sciences students and faculty in all – to Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan recently, to engage in a panel discussion and breakout groups on the topic of “Quality Improvement (‘QI’)” and how it is used by healthcare teams in a variety of settings. 

Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC) Awards $5,000 Grant to Support Touro Law Center’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic

October 16, 2013
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Central Islip, NY – On Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Northport VA Medical Center, Touro Law Center’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic received a $5,000 grant from David Goldring, the Chairman and CEO of Overseas Military Sales Corporation (OMSC) on behalf of its sales team.

Touro Law Center’s Aging and Longevity Law Institute Identifies Capacity Crisis, Holds Conference to Prepare Legal Profession for Future

October 10, 2013
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Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center’s Aging and Longevity Law Institute (ALLI) held a conference on Monday, October 7 that identified a growing capacity crisis amongst our nation’s seniors. The conference “The Capacity Crisis, What Lawyers Need to Know and Do for Their Clients, the Public and Themselves” brought together experts, including members of the academy, bar and bench, and addressed the role of the legal profession to recognize and address America’s capacity crisis. The innovative and unprecedented program began the process of educating the legal community and helped facilitate a national dialogue as to why society, including the legal profession, must address the capacity crisis.

New York State Awards Touro Law $600,000 Grant to Support Sandy Related Litigation

October 10, 2013
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Central Islip, N.Y. Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Touro Law Center has received approximately $600,000 from the State of New York through the Governor’s Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant to support disaster relief initiatives at the law school.

Touro Law Center Hosts Support Clinic for Superstorm Sandy Victims

October 09, 2013
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New York, N.Y. - Touro Law Center, home of the Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Clinic, announces a support clinic for all Superstorm Sandy victims to answer questions about recovery and to help complete important reimbursement and insurance documents.

Touro Hosts Perkins Loan Workshop

October 04, 2013
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New York, N.Y. — Administrators from 40 colleges and universities in five states attended a free Perkins Loan workshop hosted by Touro College. The Perkins 101 Workshop covered the ins and outs of the low-interest federal loans available to students in need of financial assistance for post-secondary education.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown Approved to Recruit First Class

October 03, 2013
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New York, N.Y. –  Kenneth J. Steier, DO, campus dean of the new Middletown campus of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem, today announced that approval has been received from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to recruit the first class of medical students for the new campus. The students will begin classes in August 2014.