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 Hosts 11th Annual
Teen Life Conference Feb. 15  

(Vallejo, CA) Febuary 15, 2017) Students from Touro University California are making a difference in the community once again with the 11th annual Teen Life Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3-6 p.m.

More than 200 high school students from Vallejo High School, Mare Island Technology Academy, Liberty High School, Jesse Bethel High School, St. Patrick St. Vincent’s High School, Pinole Valley High School and Benicia High will attend the conference in the hopes of attaining the event’s three goals: Empower, Inspire, Transform.

“The Teen Life Conference utilizes keynote speakers and challenging activities to address health care issues, present post-high school career options and provide the teens and their families with the necessary resources to succeed,” said Matthew Musselman, OMS II, Touro student and event organizer. “We achieve this through educational lectures, health screenings, interactive informational booths, workshops, physical fitness activities and more.”

Keynote speakers from Club Stride will provide critical resources to the teens to instill confidence that will give them the courage to strive for success and break through negative stereotypes surrounding today’s youth. Other speakers include a UC Davis student who participated in the conference as a high schooler a well as an Interdisciplinary Health Professions Panel, which will include the following faculty speakers:

  • Carinne Brody, Assistant Professor, Public Health Program
  • Tami Hendriksz, Associate Professor/Assistant Dean for Clinical Integration, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mohammad Jalloh, Assistant Professor, Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
  • Grace Landel, Professor/Director/Assistant Dean, Joint MSPAS/MPH Program

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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.