Research Council

The Touro University Research Council consists of faculty members and deans from the Undergraduate and Graduate Divisions and the professional schools in New York.

The mission of the Research Council is:

  • To support and foster research activities across all of Touro’s colleges and schools in New York
  • To expand existing and develop new research programs and research endeavors
  • To support creation of a stable base of active and motivated faculty and long term research support for their work

The Council meets several times a year as it seeks ways to pursue President Kadish’s vision to increase the research footprint across the College and throughout the Touro University system.

Two subcommittees have been established by the Research Council to explore various services that can be provided to Touro faculty in support of their research endeavors.

  • Library/Publications Advisory Subcommittee
  • Touro College Research Day Planning Subcommittee

Research Council 2022-2023:


Piotr P. Kozlowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of Research
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem Campus 


Salomon Amar, DDS, Ph.D.
Chair Research Council at NYMC
Senior Vice President for Research Affairs
Touro College and University System

Stanley Boylan, Ph.D.
Vice President, Undergraduate Education and Dean of Faculties

Sabra Brock, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Business & Accounting

Brian Chiswell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Biology

Roger Citron, J.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarships
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Velma Cobb, EdD
Director, Lander Center for Educational Research
Graduate School of Education

Howard Feldman, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Lander College for Women

Simcha Fishbane, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant to the President
Professor, Graduate School of Jewish Studies

Nelly Leifer Morales
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Graduate and Professional Programs

Zvi Loewy, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Touro College of Pharmacy

Meira Orentlicher, PH.D.
Professor, Occupational Therapy Program
School of Health Sciences

Steven Pirutinsky, PH.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Social Work

Louis Primavera, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Special Projects

Patricia Salkin, Ph.D., J.D.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost, Graduate and Professional Divisions

Sara Tabaei, MLIS, M.A.
Information Literacy Services Director
Midtown Library

David Yens, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Middletown