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For Immediate Release

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

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101
andrea.garcia@tu.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Touro University California’s Annual Teen Life Conference Empowers Local Teens to make Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Explore Healthcare Careers

On Monday, January 28th, Touro University will host its annual Teen Life Conference! This year’s theme will be “Beyond All Limits: Mind, Body, Energy.” Teen Life Conference is a campus-wide forum to empower local teens about healthy living, positive lifestyle choices, and careers in healthcare. 

WHO:    

  • Vallejo, Benicia, and Pinole high school students
  • Graduate students from various TUC campus organizations 

WHAT: With participation from a wide range of campus organizations, including the Emergency Medicine Interest Group, Industry Pharmacists Organization, and Physician Assistants Club, TUC will enrich local high school students’ health education and inspire them to explore their dreams within the healthcare field. These organizations will use a collection of activities and tabling presentations to educate local teens about relevant issues related to physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. 

Local high school students will be challenged to channel their energy in workshops demonstrating Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and an interactive discussion regarding overcoming disparities that high school students might face. Participants will also get to experience a yoga session led by TUC’s Integrative Medicine Club, a rock-climbing wall, and an outdoor obstacle course. Ultimately, TUC hopes to empower the youth of Vallejo to become more aware of health issues, actively involved in health maintenance today and in the future, and aware of the many paths available to them to successfully become a healthcare professional. 

AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS/VISUALS FOR MEDIA:

  • Interviews with local high school faculty whose students are interested in healthy living and healthcare careers
  • Interviews with TUC graduate students across various healthcare disciplines
  • Stimulating demonstrations on osteopathic manipulative medicine techniques and an interactive discussion on disparities faced by local high school students
  • Photo opportunities of graduate students educating Vallejo youth and students participating in yoga/outdoor activities
  • Faculty, medical professional, and community member interaction 

WHERE: Touro University California, Lander Hall, 1557 Azuar Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592 

WHEN: Monday, January 28th, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.      

REGISTRATION: All interested media representatives are encouraged to attend. Please contact Andrea Garcia at (707) 638-5272 or andrea.garcia@tu.edu to confirm your attendance in advance.

WHY: For 12 years, TUC has hosted the Teen Life Conference as a way for university students to connect with local high school students while promoting health and healthcare careers on the individual and community level. This year, we expect to host 200-250 students, and look forward to showcasing positive, healthy lifestyle choices and the many paths available to successfully become a health care professional. Empowering our local youth through the Teen Life Conference is not only an investment in our future, it falls in line with the three Judaic values TUC is founded on: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity.

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.