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Dr. Michael Oren, Former Ambassador of Israel to the United States, to Receive Honorary Degree at the 40th Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro College

May 02, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Michael Oren, Ph.D., Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013, will receive an honorary degree at the 40th annual commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center on May 26th, 2014.

Touro University California Students to Present Their Research During 13th Annual Research Day

April 25, 2014
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Vallejo, CA – More than 60 abstracts will be on display at Touro University California during its 13th Annual Research Day, an event that showcases original research by faculty and students while celebrating the contributions our researchers have made in science, clinical practice, education and public health.

Public Health Heroes Recognized at Touro University California

April 14, 2014
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Vallejo, CA – More than 50 people gathered at Touro University California’s (TUC) Farragut Inn on Thursday to honor six recipients chosen as this year’s Public Health Hero, all who have demonstrated significant contributions and a commitment to public health service and research.

North Shore-LIJ Endows $200,000 Scholarship/Fellowship Fund at Touro Law Center

April 11, 2014
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Central Islip, N.Y. - The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Foundation and Law & Psychiatry Institute have established a $200,000 endowment to fund a scholarship and summer fellowship program that will focus on educating students at the Touro Law Center on the legal challenges facing veterans. The endowment is named in honor of Sol Wachtler, a life trustee of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, former chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, a longtime member of the Touro Law Center’s Board of Governors and a Korean War Army veteran.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Land Residencies in Primary Care At Prestigious Hospitals Nationwide

April 08, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – Students graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem in June have completed an outstanding round of residency matches for fall, according to results from the school’s fourth consecutive “Match Day.” Out of the 131 students eligible for matches in the class of 2014, 98 percent were successfully matched – with many going to the most respected residency programs in the country.

Delegation to White House Advocates Improved Job Training for Orthodox Jews

April 04, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – Chaim Shapiro, assistant director of career services for the Lander Colleges, and three other career professionals who work with the Orthodox Jewish community, traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Matt Nosanchuk, associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement for Jewish Outreach.

Touro Selects Faculty Members for First Seed Funding Grant Program Awards

April 04, 2014
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Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of the Touro College and University System, wrote the following letter to the Touro community:

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the first awards under our new Seed Funding Grant Program: 

  • Chandra Bakshi, DVM, PhD, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College and Alison McCormick, PhD, Touro University California College of Pharmacy, “Multivalent Tularemia Vaccine Based on Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) Displaying Protective Antigens”
  • Joseph Wu, PhD, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College and Miriam Gochin, PhD, Touro University California College of Medicine, “Prostate Cancer Prevention Mechanisms and Targets by Novel Resveratrol Analogs”

Touro Law Teams Wins Nassau Academy Moot Court Competition

April 02, 2014
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Central Islip, N.Y. - The Touro Law Center team of Brian DiPentima, second-year part-time evening student from Westbury, NY, and Brandon Maharahj, second-year full-time student from Deer Park, NY, took top honors at the annual Nassau Academy of Law Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack Moot Court Competition, held March 25-26, 2014 at the Nassau County Bar Association headquarters in Mineola. Mr. DiPentima also received the Best Oralist Award.

Touro Law to Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day Guest Speaker Evelyn Pike Rubin To Deliver Lecture

April 02, 2014
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Central Islip, NY – Touro Law is pleased to announce that in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Evelyn Pike Rubin will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, April 30 at 12:30 pm. She will discuss the story of survival of more than 18,000 refugees escaping Nazi terror in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during World War II. Following the lecture, the “Sanctuary in Shanghai: Rescue During the Holocaust” exhibit will open at Touro Law. Both the lecture and the exhibit are open to the public at no charge.

Major League Call Up: Touro Professor Signs with Boston Red Sox

March 26, 2014
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New York, N.Y. – It was Labor Day weekend of last year.  Dr. Ray Mattfeld, an associate professor and the director of clinical education in the physical therapy program at Touro School of Health Sciences’ Bay Shore campus, was relaxing with his family when he received an intriguing email.