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'Repurposing' Adult Drugs for Kids Usually Evidence- Based

April 28, 2015
Press Release

Drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating adults are frequently prescribed for different indications in children, but a poster being presented at Touro College Research Day shows that most of the time there's scientific evidence supporting this medication “repurposing.”

Simplified Physical Therapy Regimen for Parkinson's Boosts Patients' Walking Speed

April 28, 2015
Press Release

Effective exercise-based treatments for Parkinson's disease can be intensively structured, time-consuming and difficult to implement, but research presented here at Touro College Research Day shows a multi-modal therapeutic approach that can make a big difference for patients.

Small Fix Could Yield Big Benefits by Reducing Falls in Hospitalized Seniors

April 28, 2015
Press Release

A simple change to a hospital's drug ordering system reduces the risk that older people will receive dangerously high doses of medication, according to a poster presented here at Touro College Research Day.

Trendy Vocal Quirk Common in Speech of Both Younger and Older Women

April 28, 2015
Press Release

Celebrities like the Kardashians are known for using “glottal fry” when they talk, but new research presented here at a poster session at Touro College Research Day shows the vocal affectation is common among non-famous women, too. Touro College Research Day, organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy campus at 230 West 125th Street in Harlem. 

Touro College Affiliates with Hebrew Theological College, Appoints Chief Academic Officer

April 28, 2015
Press Release

New York, N.Y. — Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff has been appointed Chief Academic Officer of the Hebrew Theological College (HTC), soon to be affiliated with the Touro College and University System. The Higher Learning Commission has approved this partnership and the affiliation will be complete at the end of June, Touro and HTC announced today.

'Fun and Games' After School Boost Autistic Kids' Motor Skills

April 27, 2015
Press Release

An after-school program for children with autism featuring activities ranging from golf to yoga to indoor surfing significantly improves their motor skills, according to a new pilot study presented in a poster session at Touro College Research Day.

Brains of HIV-Positive Elders Have Less Alzheimer's-Linked Damage

April 27, 2015
Press Release

Elderly people with HIV/AIDS have fewer lesions of Alzheimer's disease in their brains than their HIV-negative peers, new findings presented here at Touro College Research Day show.

Brain's Cleaning System Fails with Age, May Set Stage for Alzheimer’s Disease

April 27, 2015
Press Release

Aging may make it tougher for our brains to “take out the trash,” according to new research being presented here today.

Graduate School of Social Work Associate Dean Nancy Gallina, Ph.D., LCSW Honored at Annual Latino Social Work Awards Dinner

April 24, 2015
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New York, N.Y. - Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) Associate Dean Nancy Gallina, Ph.D., LCSW was honored with a Leadership Award from the Latino Social Work Task Force (LSWTF) at the group’s 11th Annual Awards Dinner held Thursday evening at the Copacabana in New York City.

SHS Interprofessional Symposium Focuses on Challenges of Home Health Care

April 23, 2015
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Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) hosted its 2nd Annual Symposium for Inter Professional Education on March 19 at Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere, L.I. More than 350 students from Touro College SHS, as well as faculty, and health care workers from the community, discussed the critical need for inter professional collaboration in contemporary health care delivery. This year’s theme, “Destination Home,” focused on the importance of coordinated care for patients when they are discharged from hospitals to their own homes.