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Commission on Dental Accreditation Policy on Third Party Comments

May 11, 2015
Press Release

Touro College is preparing to open a new dental school on the NYMC campus and is applying for accreditation. As part of the dental accreditation process programs seeking initial accreditation must solicit comments relating to accreditation standards for the discipline and required accreditation policies.

Field Instructors Receive Certificates At GSSW Appreciation Ceremony

May 11, 2015
Press Release

Faculty and administrators from the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) presented certificates to 20 dedicated social workers who completed the school’s Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), during an awards ceremony and appreciation breakfast on April 29 at the school’s midtown campus. 

Eleven High Schools Compete in Yeshiva Science Olympiad at Lander College for Men

May 05, 2015
Press Release

New York, N.Y. –Students from 11 Jewish high schools around the tristate area participated in the annual Jewish Education Project-Lander College Yeshiva Science Olympiad. The team from Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy (SAR) won first place in the competition, with North Shore Hebrew Academy, Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) and Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls (SKA) in Long Beach rounding out the top four spots. Several students who excelled in individual competitions were honored, as well.

Touro Law Student Earns Association of Black Women Attorney’s Scholarship

May 04, 2015
Press Release

Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that third-year student Monsurat Abedbanjo has been named a 2015 Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship Recipient by the Association of Black Women Attorneys. Monsurat is one of only two law students to receive this honor.

Touro Law’s Jewish Law Institute Launches Student Scholars Program

April 29, 2015
Press Release

Central Islip, N.Y. – Touro Law Center Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce the Jewish Law Institute Student Scholars Program, providing unique opportunities for promising students with a strong interest in Jewish law. 

Doctors' Gender a Factor in Low Back Pain Treatment Choices

April 28, 2015
Press Release

Male doctors treat low back pain differently than female doctors do—and neither gender follows recommended guidelines for treating this common and costly health problem, according to new findings presented here at a poster session at Touro College Research Day. Organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, Touro College Research Day 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

Not Too High, Not Too Low May Be Just Right for Sales Pitch

April 28, 2015
Press Release

Ads featuring high-pitched voiceovers tend to turn off potential buyers, according to new research presented here in a poster session at Touro College Research Day. Organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, Touro College Research Day 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. 

'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.