For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101

Touro University California Recognized for Producing Most Primary Care Clinicians

(Vallejo, CA – October 18, 2012)– Touro University California is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2012 “Hero” by the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) for producing the most primary care clinicians in California.

“It is a wonderful honor to be recognized for the work we do each day and to know that our efforts are essential to the success of so many organizations that provide patient care,” said Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, Provost and Chief Operating Officer at Touro University California. “This award is a testament of our continued success in making a difference in the world of primary care.”

The CPCA, a statewide leader and recognized voice representing the interests of California community clinics and health care centers, has been honoring “heroes” since 2001.  Each year, a “Hero” who has tirelessly championed the cause of healthcare is selected and recognized by the association.

 “We are pleased to recognize Touro University for their work to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and producing the most primary care clinicians in the state of California,” said CPCA President and CEO Carmela Castellano-Garcia. “CPCA acknowledges and appreciates Touro University’s mission to educate the next generation of caring professionals to both serve in and to lead our community clinics and health centers in California.”

Touro University California was also listed in the 2012 Edition of U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 graduate schools turning out the most primary care residents.

For more information on Touro University California, visit the website at or call 707-638-5272.

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 or call 707-638-5200.