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The 2014 Best and Worst in Higher Education

Touro in the News
December 24, 2014

2014 was an up-and-down year in higher ed. Every time colleges and universities took two steps forward, they seemed to take one back, or maybe the other way around. Before we turn the page to 2015, Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of the Touro College and University System, examines some of highs and lows of the year that was. 

The Huffington Post

Touro University's 'Season of Lights' Supporting Autism Research

Touro in the News
December 02, 2014

Dr. Nicole Cavenagh, clinical director of Touro University Nevada's Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, discussed the upcoming annual "Season of Lights" soiree to raise money for the Center's scholarship program. 


Westchester’s First Biotech Incubator Launches

Touro in the News
November 05, 2014
Touro President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish, New York Medical College (NYMC) Chancellor Dr. Edward C. Halperin and former Governor and current Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine professor David Paterson spoke and cut the ribbon for the grand opening of BioInc@NYMC, a biotechnology incubator aimed at finding new ways to prevent and treat human disease and disability. Watch the full video here (scroll down).


Westchester Today

Suiting up for safety in Ebola protective gear

Touro in the News
October 17, 2014

The CDC has guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety procedures for healthcare workers caring for Ebola patients. These include full coverage suits, face masks, goggles and multiple pairs of gloves, as well as having another worker observe the donning and removal of all PPE. Specific training is required to safely don and remove PPE, and to conduct oneself carefully while wearing PPE. Some hospitals think they need to do more. Dr. Michael Reilly, director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College, shows us the options and explains some of the risks, with PPE.

We remind you:

  • Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person, not through casual contact.
  • The illness has an average 8-10 day incubation period, although incubation can be from 2-21 days. If a person does not experience symptoms within 21 days of possible exposure, it means the individual does not have Ebola. • Visit the CDC website for a full list of Ebola (www.cdc.gov).
  • A Travel Alert has been issued for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which reported 68 cases of the disease as of October 9, 2014. The DRC cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola screening is instituted at five United States airports for all people entering the U.S. from Ebola-affected countries - JFK International Airport, Newark, Washington-Dulles, Chicago-O’Hare and Atlanta international airports.

If you have had contact with a person with Ebola or have traveled to a West African country within the past 21 days and have a fever or other signs or Ebola, seek immediate medical attention and call the Touro College Emergency Preparedness Illness Hotline number at 1-877-700-4161.

CBS News

For Autistic Children and Their Families, This UNLV Honoree Offers Hope

Touro in the News
October 09, 2014

Dr. Nicole Cavenagh, clinical director of Touro University Nevada's Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, is being honored as as one of UNLV’s Alumni of the Year. Said Shelley Berkley, CEO of Touro's Western Division, of Dr. Cavenagh: “She is probably one of the best assets that Touro University has, and the success of our autism center is due in very large part to her dedication.

The Las Vegas Sun

OTL: Belcher's Brain had CTE Signs

Touro in the News
September 30, 2014
Dr. Piotr Kozlowski, the dean of research and pathology at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, conducted a study on the brain of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself in 2012. He found that Belcher's brain showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the same brain damage diagnosed posthumously in dozens of deceased NFL players.





Colleges Prepare Athletes for Bad Behavior in the NFL

Touro in the News
September 22, 2014

The misdeeds of NFL stars like Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others have been well-chronicled, but Touro President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish writes that most colleges with big-time athletic programs are complicit in these actions by enabling athletes before they ever make it to the pros. 

The Huffington Post

People to Watch in Higher Education

Touro in the News
September 22, 2014

Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of the Touro College and University System, is featured in Crain's special section, “People to Watch in Higher Education.”

Crain's Business

Khan Academy Contest Finalist Got Late Online Start

Touro in the News
August 20, 2014

Efrat Bruck, a 2012 graduate of the women's division of the Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Flatbush, was one of 12 finalist for the Khan Academy’s national competition to create instructional videos to help potential med students prepare for the MCAT.  

The Jewish Week

Reaching New Heights: Nurses Forge Path to Higher Education

Touro in the News
August 14, 2014

Amy Maginnis-Honey speaks with nursing students at Touro University California on the first day of class to learn what brought them there--whether it was a red scarf, 130 miles a day or 9/11.

Daily Republic

Medical School Opens in Middletown

Touro in the News
July 31, 2014

The Times Herald-Record published this in-depth feature on the opening of the brand-new Middletown campus of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

The Times Herald-Record

The D.O. Is in Now

Touro in the News
July 29, 2014

Dr. Robert Goldberg, dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, members of the faculty and students are featured in this story on the rapid rise of osteopathic medicine, TouroCOM's success and being appropriately located in Harlem.

The New York Times

Touro University Receives Grant

Touro in the News
July 25, 2014

Touro University California’s College of Pharmacy will receive a $150,000 grant from the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation that will go toward increasing research and classroom space.

The Daily Republic

Is Paris Burning?

Touro in the News
July 23, 2014

The recent attack by a Palestinian mob on a Parisian synagogue is only the latest example of the dramatic rise of anti-Semitism--a 58 percent increase in 2012 compared to the previous year--in France. Touro President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish writes in the Huffington Post that, rather than trying to act even handedly, French President Francois Hollande needs to condemn these heinous acts and vigorously defend the Jewish citizens of his country.



The Huffington Post

'Deadly Medicine, Creating the Master Race' Exhibit Chronicles How Nazis Turned Medical Skills Into Tools of Destruction

Touro in the News
July 15, 2014

New York Medical College is hosting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition which examines how medical professionals in Nazi Germany used what many believe to be the most honorable and altruistic of professions for evil. Touro President and CEO Dr. Alan Kadish, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mark Hasten and New York Medical College Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Edward Halperin are featured in this video report. 

News 12 Westchester

Survey Shows Life Regrets Can Shape Later Years

Touro in the News
July 15, 2014

Dr. Louis Primavera, dean of the School of Health Sciences, discusses the findings of a study on aging, which show that people's perception of decisions made during their youth can affect the quality of their lives as they grow older.

USA Today

Occupational Therapy Students’ Devices Help the Disabled

Touro in the News
June 17, 2014

Students at Touro University Nevada's  School of Occupational Therapy unveiled products to help people with disabilities perform everyday tasks during the school’s Assistive Technology Fair. According to the Review-Journal, each student-designed device "rivals in ingenuity anything you’ll ever see being pitched on a TV infomercial."

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Single Mom Battled Cancer and a Hurricane to Earn Her College Degree

Touro in the News
June 09, 2014

A determined Ellen Sautner wouldn't let anything come between her and a college degree. Not the responsibility of being the sole provider for her four children, not Hurricane Sandy driving her from her home and not even melanoma. 


A Reformed User, Now 16 Years Sober and Receiving Her Master's Degree, Shows the Road to Graduation Can be Long

Touro in the News
June 05, 2014

By earning a master's in social work, 58-year-old Antoinette Miller is overcoming remarkable odds and numerous obstacles, including homelessness, violence and an addiction to drugs and alcohol. At graduation she will receive Touro's Tikkun Olam Award.

The Daily News

Colleges Should Stand Up, Not Down

Touro in the News
May 30, 2014

Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of Touro College, writes that when colleges and universities bow to pressure over commencement speakers and honorees, it undercuts the notion that institutions of higher learning should be bastions of autonomous discourse and the free exchange of ideas.

The Huffington Post