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ER Reduces Radiation Exposure in Children with Suspected Appendicitis

May 03, 2016
Press Release

New York, NY -- Physicians can safely reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) scans in children who have a suspected appendicitis by performing an ultrasound first, according to preliminary results of a retrospective study presented here at Touro College Research Day.

African American Women Have Less Accurate Mammograms

May 03, 2016
Press Release

New York, N.Y. -- African American women are referred for fewer breast biopsies after having a mammogram than white women, yet they have a higher rate of unnecessary biopsies or false positive results, according to a study presented here at Touro College Research Day.

Touro College and University System 42nd Annual Commencement Speakers are Leaders in Medicine, Judaism, Law and Pharmacy

April 21, 2016
Press Release

New York, N.Y. – Touro College and University System (TCUS) will be holding approximately a dozen commencement ceremonies this academic year, awarding an estimated 5,706 doctor of philosophy, doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy, juris doctor, master’s, baccalaureate and associate degrees to students from 29 schools and colleges located in the United States and around the world.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of UK, to Receive Honorary Degree at 42nd Annual Commencement Exercises of Touro’s Lander Colleges

April 21, 2016
Press Release

New York, N.Y. – Touro College President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish announced today that Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth of the United Kingdom, will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates of the 42nd annual commencement exercises at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center on May 30th, 2016.

Touro’s Lander College for Men Holds Third Annual Model Beis Din Competition

April 20, 2016
Press Release

New York, N.Y. – File this under “it really happened.” In Israel a father and caregiver for his mentally impaired son was diagnosed with kidney failure, and all attempts to find a suitable organ donor failed. His son, however, was a near-perfect match, but incapable of providing any reasonable form of consent. Could the son be allowed, under Israeli law, to donate a kidney to save his father’s life?

First New Dental School in New York State in Nearly Fifty Years to Open July

April 19, 2016
Press Release

VALHALLA, NEW YORKNew York State’s first new dental school in nearly 50 years is set to open this summer, Alan Kadish, M.D., president of Touro College and University System (TCUS) announced today. Touro, one of the leading educators of health care professionals in New York State, received final state approval and will establish the Touro College of Dental Medicine at its New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in Valhalla, New York. 

Touro to Host Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture on Recovering Stolen Jewish Art

April 15, 2016
Press Release

New York, NY – The entire community is invited to the Touro College and University System’s Presidential Lecture, “Recovering Nazi Looted Art: The Last Prisoners of the Shoah,” presented by renowned attorney Mel Urbach, in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah. The lecture will take place at the Lander College for Men, located at 75-31 150th Street in Flushing, on May 4th beginning at 7:30 PM. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. 

Professor Gena Bardwell Appointed Interim Director of General Education Program at Touro’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies

April 14, 2016
Press Release

New York, N.Y. – Gena Bardwell, Assistant Professor of Communications at New York School of Career and Applied Studies, (NYSCAS) a division of Touro College & University System, has been appointed to a new position as Interim Director of General Education. 

Touro Law Receives Funds from Suffolk County for Work with Veterans

April 13, 2016
Press Release

Central Islip, NY -  Touro Law Center received a $9,700 Suffolk County Veterans Marathon grant, which will allow the school’s Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic to expand its services to veterans who need help in restoring suspended and revoked driver’s licenses. 

Dr. Arthur Freeman Named Chair of Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science

April 12, 2016
Press Release

New York, N.Y. – Dr. Arthur (Art) Freeman was appointed Chair of the Touro College Graduate Department of Behavioral Science (DBS) and Program Director of the School Psychology Program, Dr. Louis H. Primavera, Dean of the School of Health Sciences announced today.