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Touro University California Students Give Back to High School Students

(Vallejo, CA – February 20, 2014) – For Sukhmani Dhaliwal, a medical student at Touro University California (TUC), being part of the University’s annual Teen Life Conference offers a great opportunity to motivate high school students towards the profession of healthcare. 

“It’s a way for us at Touro to give back to the community and motivate students towards a career in healthcare,” Dhaliwal said. “It also motivates students to lead a healthy lifestyle, think about nutrition and be proactive about health.” 

Dhaliwal, who is a second-year student in TUC’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, is returning to the annual event on campus as the head coordinator for this year’s Teen Life Conference on March 6th. . This event is run by TUC students and faculty offering a plethora of relevant health care resources and post high-school career options for Vallejo teens and families. 

The 2014 Conference will welcome students from six high schools, representing those from Pinole, El Sobrante, American Canyon, and Vallejo.  More than 40 clubs from TUC and outside organizations will be on hand to offer an array of services, such as lectures on bullying, exercise and smoking prevention; demonstrations on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine; and booths from outside agencies, including Solano County Public Health and Food Addicts and Recovery Anonymous, to name a few. 

The Teen Life Conference, now in its eighth year, will include more than 150 volunteers from all of TUC programs, including Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health and Education. More than 350 students are expected to attend this afternoon event. TUC’s Student Government Association provides the transportation for visiting students. 

The Teen Life Conference will be held at TUC’s Lander Hall Gymnasium from 3-6:30 p.m. on March 6th, 1557 Azuar Drive on Mare Island in Vallejo. 

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.