News & Events
Family History of Prostate Cancer and Interest in Combatting Health Inequity Led Ryan Lubarsky, SOM Class of 2024, To Pursue Research Project
Despite a two-fold higher death rate, Black American men are disproportionally excluded from research informing treatment guidelines for prostate cancer, according to a new study by New York Medical College students and faculty recently published in Urology.
Touro College of Pharmacy Class of 2027 Don White Coats and Embrace New Responsibilities as They Look Forward to Showing Up
Samuel Beber, SOM Class of 2026, Lead Authored the Study Conducted at the Hospital of Special Surgery During a Summer Research Fellowship
Andrew Grant’s Fellowship Has Resulted in Published Papers and Presentations at National Conferences
Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Cancer Biology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Delivered Keynote Address
Despite a Waitlist of More Than 3,000 Patients, More than 50 Percent of Donor Hearts Go Unused
Grant Funds Pediatric Task Trainers
Nadia Briones Shares Her Journey from Opera to Medicine
American Jewish Committee Partners with Lander College for Women to Train Students in Advocacy
Ask the big questions. Be part of important conversations. Touro sponsors the Forum on Life, Culture & Society (FOLCS) which uses the arts as a catalyst for conversation and as a tool to re-examine the status quo, so we can develop ideas and together help build a better world. Join us!
Feb 29February 29, 2024 7:00pm 8:30pm ETEnglish Writing Workshop (Part 1)
Touro University Writing Center
Mar 3March 3, 2024 5:00pm ETTouro College of Dental Medicine 7th Annual Gala
Touro College of Dental Medicine
Mar 5March 5, 2024 7:00pm 9:00pm ETClinical Mental Health Counseling Master's Program Virtual Open House
School of Health Sciences
Mar 7March 7, 2024 6:00pm March 6, 2024 7:00pm ETGraduate School of Social Work Information Session (Online)
Graduate School of Social Work
Nia Lowe from Touro College of Pharmacy shares why #BlackHistoryMonth is important to her personally and as a future pharmacist: "For me, Black History Month is a time for both remembrance of a painful past and celebration of an equally joyous one full of achievement. February gives people the opportunity to reflect upon how far the Black community has come and just how much further we can go. As an aspiring pharmacist, this is extremely relevant to the profession as it continues to progress in not only its range of practice but also in its growing number of Black providers. Starting with James McCune Smith, the first African American to earn a medical degree and run a pharmacy in New York City in 1837, today there are more than 40,000 practicing Black pharmacists - and I hope that this number only continues to rise. Pharmacists are one of the most front-facing healthcare providers in their communities, so it is important that we are just as diversified as the people we serve in order to establish strong, trusting, and everlasting relationships."
As we continue to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, Suzette Gayle, a School of Health Sciences nursing student, shares her thoughts on the month and why she chose to pursue nursing: “Black History Month is an opportunity for everyone to look back at all the incredible contributions made by Black historic trailblazers. One such trailblazer is Harriet Tubman, who was known for treating union soldiers suffering from dysentery and smallpox with alternative therapies. I aspire for my contribution to the nursing field to be meaningful by providing quality care to patients who need it.”
Destiny Brown, a School of Health Sciences physician assistant student, shares her thoughts on #BlackHistoryMonth and the advances made by minorities in healthcare: “Black History Month highlights the countless achievements we have made in every aspect of life and spotlights people that made a positive difference in healthcare like Mary Eliza Mahoney, the first Black woman to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, and Prentiss Lee Harrison, the nation's first African American Physician Assistant. Black History Month showcases that while we have taken strides forward, we still have a long way to go. Our people still strive to be seen and heard and to have inequity removed from the world."
Andrene Richards, a Graduate School of Education student, talks about #BlackHistoryMonth and the importance of Black educators: “Black History Month represents the recognition and celebration of diverse Black culture and identity. It’s a reflective time when we connect with our roots and hail famous and unsung historical and contemporary Black heroes. As a resilient Black educator, I can channel the celebratory energy and moments of victories to my scholars. I am Black history! We are Black history!”
The School of Health Sciences occupational therapy (OT) professors Dr. Rem Narain and Dr. Lini Rini got a special visitor to the Occupations Analysis and Skills: Children and Adolescents lab--baby Marietta! OT students learned how to approach an early intervention evaluation and were able to see how to check for developmental milestones including crawling and the pincer grasp, which allows a child to pick up small pieces of food or toys using their thumb and finger pads or fingertips.