Touro University California 2019 Biotech Academy Summer Internship Program
Vallejo, CA (June 13, 2019) From Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 27, Touro University California (TUC) will host its 8th annual Biotech Summer Internship Program to connect local high school students to careers in the health sciences. This year will emphasize mindfulness and technologies related to osteopathic medicine practices.
US News Ranks Touro University California Physician Assistant Program #26 in the Nation and #3 in the State
June 18, 2019
Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Physician Assistant (PA) Program has ranked number 26 in the nation and number three in the state by US News & World Report’s authoritative Graduate School Rankings. TUC joins other prestigious universities across the nation with this ranking including Cornell, Yale and Northwestern.
New Research Shows Red and White Meats Have Similar Effects on Blood Cholesterol
June 11, 2019
While popular belief has held that we should consume less red meat than white meat, such as poultry, for heart health a new National Institutes of Health funded study finds that consuming high levels of red or white meat resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels when compared with consuming plant proteins, such as grains, legumes, soy and nuts. Investigators Dr. Nathalie Bergeron, Touro University of California (TUC) Chair of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, TUC Research Scientist Dr. Sally Chiu, and Dr. Ronald Krauss, Director of Atherosclerosis Research at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute also found that diets with levels of high saturated fat increased blood cholesterol levels, regardless of whether the diet was high in red meat, poultry or plant-based protein.
TUC Welcomes Scott Olds as New Director of Information and Technology
May 14, 2019
We are excited to announce the appointment of Scott Olds as the new Director of Information and Technology at Touro University California (TUC). With more than 28 years of experience, Scott will be responsible for recruiting and leading a high-performing Information Technology (IT) team that will build a state-of-the-art campus technology infrastructure that supports the future needs of students, faculty and staff across all of TUC’s graduate programs. His expertise lies in working with highly complex and varied confidential information systems in the educational, healthcare, governmental and nonprofit sectors.
Touro University California Welcomes Steven Jacobson as New Dean of Student Affairs
May 10, 2019
We are excited to announce the appointment of Steven Jacobson as the new Dean of Student Affairs at Touro University California (TUC). With 27 years of experience, Steve will be responsible for overseeing enrollment services, disability accommodations, Jewish life, student activities and athletics, the student government association, student health, commencement, and counseling. Throughout his career, he has been an exceptional leader and champion for students; establishing programs and fundraising to help all students succeed, especially low-income and minority students.
Touro University California 2019 Commencement Ceremony
May 7, 2019
Touro University California (TUC) is pleased to announce that after several years of being held off campus, the commencement ceremonies for the 2019 graduating classes are returning to the TUC campus in the Grove Amphitheatre! Join faculty and staff along with community members, special guest speakers, students and their families on Sunday, May 19 and 20 as we celebrate the commencements of the College of Pharmacy, College of Education and Health Sciences, and College of Osteopathic Medicine respectively.
TUC’s Dr. Alesia Wagner Awarded OPSC Physician of the Year for Her Commitment to Students
April 30, 2019
Touro University California (TUC) is proud to announce that College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), Primary Care Associate Professor Dr. Alesia Wagner has been awarded the Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons of California (OPSC) Physician of the Year award for her ongoing work promoting osteopathic education and student mentoring. Nominated by one of her students, this annual award is bestowed by the OPSC committee for a person’s commitment to the osteopathic profession.
TUC Graduate School of Education Assigned the Highest Accreditation Status
April 15, 2019
Touro University California (TUC) is proud to announce that this spring its Graduate School of Education (GSOE) was assigned the highest accreditation status by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The Committee on Accreditation, on behalf of the CTC, assigned the status of “Accreditation” with no stipulations for all six of Touro’s teacher and school administrator credential programs. This accreditation status is in place for a full seven years.
TUC Celebrates Public Health Heroes at 12th Annual Awards Ceremony
April 9, 2019
On Wednesday, April 3, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Public Health Program hosted its 12th Annual Public Health Hero awards ceremony recognizing students, alumni and community members for their commitment to reducing health disparities and promoting social justice through their community leadership and service.
A Mosaic Celebration: Diversity Scholarship Fundraiser
On Wednesday, April 17, Touro University California (TUC) will hold its fourth annual Mosaic Celebration fundraiser to support diversity scholarships. The diversity scholarship recipients are students with roots to underserved communities who will go on to become healthcare, education, and public health professionals who have a lasting impact in their communities.
TUC College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2019 has Highest Match Rate in TUCOM
Touro University of California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCCOM) Class of 2019 celebrated a successful national residency match on Friday, March 15 with students being matched to 17 different medical specialties ranging from internal medicine to emergency medicine to psychiatry. This represents the highest match rate in TUCCOM history with graduates matched all over the country and even one in Europe!
TUC College of Pharmacy Students Pass NAPLEX with one of the Highest Rates in California
March 15, 2019
Touro University of California (TUC) College of Pharmacy (COP) graduates had a 97.83% North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) passing rate for the Class of 2018, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
2019 Women’s Forum Hosted by Touro University and Women’s March, Vallejo
March 12, 2019
On Thursday, March 21, Touro University California (TUC) will host the 2019 Defining a Woman’s Agenda, a dialogue celebrating local women’s voices on a variety of issues facing society today. TUC students will facilitate a discussion on topics related to women’s rights, building community, and equity. Topics will range from health, wage equality, sexism, and more. All are welcome to gather, learn, collaborate and network.
Touro University California’s Joint MSPAS/MPH Program Awarded Grant to Promote a Diverse Healthcare Workforce
February 15, 2019
For the 12th year in a row, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies / Master of Public Health (MSPAS/MPH) Program has been awarded a Song-Brown Healthcare Workforce Training Programs Grant through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). This year, TUC received $96,000 to provide the 2-week Bridge Program and assist physician assistant (PA) students complete rotations in rural and underserved areas. TUC’s application was one of eighteen that were funded.
February 4, 2019
On Thursday, February 7, 2019, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) College of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Health Program welcome Dr. Roya Azizi, to discuss the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in minimizing waste and the overall carbon impact from healthcare. The lecture is free and open to the public with prior registration.
TUC’s Public Health Program Hosts a Special Lecture on How Our Government Segregated America by Author Richard Rothstein
January 29, 2019
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Public Health Program will host a special lecture by Distinguished Fellow and Author of The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein, where he will discuss how racially explicit government policies helped create the patterns of segregation that persist to this day. The lecture is free and open to the public with prior registration. There is limited seating so please see below for advance registration details.
Touro University California’s Annual Teen Life Conference Empowers Local Teens to make Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Explore Healthcare Careers
January 15, 2019
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.
TUC's Public Health Program Hosts a Special Lecture Presentation by Dr. Reuben Jonathon Miller
December 18, 2018
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Touro University California’s (TUC’s) Public Health Program will host a special presentation by nationally renowned expert in the field of criminal justice, Dr. Reuben Jonathon Miller of the University of Chicago. His presentation explores what it means to live in the “supervised society” of the U.S. criminal justice system – the hidden social world we’ve produced through our laws, policies and practices – and, more importantly, how we might find our way out.
Learn New Integrative Practices and Self-Healing Tools at Touro University California’s Integrative Medicine Symposium
December 10, 2018
On Sunday, January 6th, 2019, join Touro University California (TUC) as it hosts its inaugural Integrative Medicine Symposium which offers an educational experience for anyone interested in learning about multidisciplinary approaches in integrative practices and self-healing tools driving the future of medicine. All are welcome, from medical practitioners and students, to interested community members!
AAAS and Touro University California Announce 2018 Fellows
November 29, 2018
Touro University California is proud to announce that Dr. Andrea B. Taylor has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advance of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
TUC’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice Accredited for the next Five Years
November 27, 2018
Touro University California (TUC)’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice is officially accredited through 2023 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). TUC received the maximum amount of years that can be accredited to a new program. The Doctorate Program designed for working nurses is delivered in a hybrid (half online, half in person) accelerated format that allows students to graduate in about a third of the time it takes to complete a traditional program.
Touro University California Invites You to its Inaugural Lamplighter Gala & Awards
October 31, 2018
This fall, Touro University California is proud to acknowledge five community lamplighters whose work in Solano County and beyond has started a spark to light the way forward for others. The Inaugural Lamplighter Gala and Awards will be held Thursday, November 15 in Farragut Inn on Mare Island. Proceeds will support TUC’s diversity student scholarships with the goal of further diversifying healthcare and educational professionals to better reflect the communities they serve.
Touro University Staff Named a 2018 Woman of the Year by Congressman Garamendi
October 26, 2018
Congressman John Garamendi’s 2018 Women of the Year award publicly honors outstanding women of the Third Congressional District who have improved the quality of life of their communities through their work or volunteerism. This year, the Woman of the Year distinction was given to Touro University California’s Dr. Gail Feinberg for her service to the Solano County community. Dr. Feinberg is the Chair of Primary Care for Touro University where she trains medical students in providing care to underserved populations and serves as the medical director of the Student-Run Free Clinic and diabetes research program. Dr. Feinberg also sees patients once a week at Solano Health Centers and is a supervising mentor at the Global Center for Success.
Join TUC, California District 3 Senator Bill Dodd’s Office and County Supervisor Monica Brown as they Celebrate American Pharmacists Month
October 10, 2018
Come celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women Pharmacist Day on October 12 with Mr. Tom Bartee, Representative for California District 3 Senator Bill Dodd and California District 14 Assemblymember Tim Grayson; Solano County Supervisor Monica Brown; and Touro University California (TUC) faculty, students and interns. We celebrate the accomplishments of the power of pharmacists to provide safe and effective use of medication and patient care.
TUC Looks at Immigration and Public Health in its Fourth Annual Social Justice Lecture Series
September 18, 2018
Beginning on October 15, TUC will host its fourth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series – an innovative collection of lectures and panel discussions from experts in the field on the public health impacts of migration, immigration and anti-immigration. Lectures will occur each Monday until November 26 and are free and open to the public.
TUC Violence Prevention Symposium: Building Safe Schools and Communities
September 18, 2018
On Sunday, October 14, join Touro University California (TUC) faculty, students, Vallejo youth and community members for two panels on violence prevention and building safe schools/communities. Sponsored by La Clinica, the Eric Reyes Foundation, the Robby Poblete Foundation and Fighting Back’s Youth Partnership the Violence Prevention Symposium program includes a panel on Gun Violence Prevention: Policy and Community Programs and another on Healthy and Safe Schools: Programs and Practices.
Creating a local pipeline of scientists through the Touro University California Internship Program with Napa Valley College
August 1, 2018
For the 9th consecutive year, Touro University California (TUC) is helping build a pipeline of students interested in careers that focus on research and health-related professions. In collaboration with Napa Valley College (NVC), eight students from the two-year college were selected to participate in the Summer Research Program where they worked side-by-side with TUC professors on graduate level research in fields like cellular and molecular biology, epidemiology, and chemical sciences.
High School Students Flock to Touro University for Expert Knowledge on Medical Careers
June 29, 2018
Twenty-one students from high schools across Contra Costa, Napa and Solano Counties received a unique hands-on experience at Touro University California’s (TUC’s) 7th annual Biotech Academy Summer Internship Program. From June 18 to 28, students participated in several intensive sessions on a variety of topics including osteopathic medicine, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, anatomy, diversity and inclusion in medicine, and nursing. For example, students got a chance to use an ultrasound during a lab exercise by TUC’s Imaging Club and a first-hand look at how TUC conducts outreach by providing free diabetes screenings to community members through its Mobile Diabetes Education Center (MOBEC).
Touro University Appoints New Dean for the College of Education and Health Sciences
May 29, 2018
The Search Committee didn’t have to look far to find its new Dean for the College of Education and Health Sciences (CEHS). On April 30, Provost Sarah Sweitzer, announced the appointment of Dr. Lisa Norton (nee Palacios), Ed.D, who came to Touro University California (TUC) as Associate Dean and has held the position as Interim Dean since last summer.
TUC Celebrates its 2018 Commencement Ceremony
May 24, 2018
Touro University California (TUC) faculty and staff along with community members, special guest speakers, students and their families celebrated their annual commencement ceremony on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Since 1997, TUC has promoted academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration and active community engagement to prepare future medical, education and public health professionals to make a positive impact in their community.
Touro University Staff Educational Innovations Increase Graduate Medical Student Empathy
May 7, 2018
Three times a charm for Dr. Tami Hendriksz, Touro University California’s Assistant Dean for Clinical Integration, who received her third “Innovation in the Development of Enduring Educational Materials Award” from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s (AACOM’s) during their recent Annual Awards Banquet.
Dr. Hendriksz was honored for her innovation of using Patient Perspective Sessions to increase preclinical undergraduate medical student empathy, motivation to learn and ability to recall information.
Touro University California Welcomes New Provost
January 8, 2018
It gives Touro University California great pleasure to announce that Sarah Sweitzer, PhD, will join the Touro University California family as Provost and Chief Academic Officer, beginning January 29, 2018.
“Dr. Sweitzer’s intelligence, enthusiasm, and talent are exemplary,” said Alan Kadish, M.D., President of the Touro College and University System. “We are thrilled that she is joining Touro.”
Touro University California faculty member honored as diabetes educator of the year
November 14, 2017
Each year theCalifornia- American Association of Diabetes Educators (CA-AADE) conference provides an opportunity for like-minded medical professionals in the community to share comprehensive information on current and emerging diabetes research and patient trends all while recognizing those dedicating themselves to the resolution of the disease.
At the organization’s annual conference in October, it bestowed the inaugural Kim Higgins Diabetes Educator of the Year award to Touro faculty member Clipper Young, PharmD, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM.
Touro University California kicks off fall season with 11th annual Mare Island charitable zombie run & walk
September 14, 2017
For more than a decade, Touro University California has hosted its annual zombie run and walk to raise money for deserving community causes. Staff, students and faculty encourage the community to come dressed in their best undead makeup and attire for a morning of fitness, fun and giving back.
Registration fees from the event will benefit the Global Center for Success, the Greater Vallejo Recreation District and the MIT Academy.
Touro University California launches third annual
Social Justice Lecture Series hosted by The Public Health Program
September 9, 2017
Touro University California’s Public Health Program is launching its third annual Social Justice Lecture Series for the 2017/18 academic year. The series will feature an innovative collection of lectures and panel discussions from experts in the field of public health and social justice.
Providing an introduction of specialized topics with relevant readings and discussions on the social determinants of health, the new series will focus on the impacts of incarceration on individuals, families, and communities which is an often-overlooked public health epidemic. The Touro University California Public Health Program is dedicated to shedding greater light on these current issues. As part of this commitment, Touro is developing a new concentration in Health Equity and Criminal Justice for the Master of Public Health degree that will begin in 2018.
TUC Receives Honorable Award from American Osteopathic Association
TUC Taking Newly Launched Mobile Diabetes Center on Seven-city Tour in July to Address Critical Health Needs of Community
During the month of July, Touro University California’s state of the art Mobile Diabetes Center will be hitting the road to address the ever-growing numbers of those suffering from diabetes in California and encourage early education and intervention.
Currently more than 29 million Americans have diabetes with 90% of those suffering from Type 2. One-third of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes suffer complications by the time they are diagnosed. In California, 55 percent of the population is currently diagnosed as having pre-diabetes or diabetes. The result is a state and a nation desperate for prevention and resolution. Early detection allows those at risk to take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of the disease and potentially prevent it from developing.
To address these, Touro established a mobile education center. The recreational vehicle, which has been retrofitted into a full mobile healthcare and education facility, will visit seven cities in July providing a variety of services including screenings, prevention services, education, demonstrations, training and more.
Touro University California Provost & Chief Operating Officer Announces Retirement
June 29, 2017
After more than seven years ofsteadfastservice toTouro University’s California campus and the northern California community, Provost and Chief Operating Officer Marilyn Hopkins, PhD embarked upon her retirement on Thursday, June 29. Senator Bill Dodd of the 3rd Senate District, and Assembly-members Jim Frazier, District 11; Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, District 4; and Tim Grayson, District 14, of Solano County recognized and honored her significant accomplishments with an official resolution.
TUC Holds 2017 Commencement Ceremony: Esteemed Institution of Higher Learning Graduates 401 Medical and Education professionals
May 25, 2017
Touro University California (TUC), its faculty and staff joined by community members, special guest speakers, students and their families celebrated its annual commencement ceremony on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Established in 1997, Touro University California has been deeply invested in the local community and working to educate future medical, education, and public health professionals in an effort to make a greater impact in the surrounding areas.
TUC Celebrates Research Accomplishments of Faculty and Students at 16th Annual Research Day Event
May 4, 2017
Touro University California will host its 16th annual Research Day event to showcase the recent research work of its faculty and students all while celebrating their contributions to current community relevant health issues.
Attendees can enjoy the keynote address given by Laura Gottlieb, M.D., M.S.H. Dr. Gottlieb is a USCF Researcher /Clinician whose ground-breaking work focuses on social determinants of health in a day-to-day clinical practice, research and hospital administration. These interventions include volunteer-led help desks, medical-legal partnerships and other efforts to identify and address social needs in medical practices. In addition, she works on projects to re-design electronic medical records to incorporate added data.
TUC Honors Public Health Heroes at 10th Annual Awards Ceremony
May 3, 2017
Touro University California hosted its 10th Annual Public Health Hero awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, April 20 to recognize students, alumni, and members of the community for their strides in continued leadership, community service, and public health research. Each hero was further celebrated for their efforts to reduce health disparities and continuous quest for social justice.
TUC Hosts 11th Annual Teen Life Conference
February 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.
TUC Receives Approval for Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
December 19, 2016
Touro University California has garnered interim approval by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at its School of Nursing beginning in January of 2017.
As the only program of its kind located in Solano County, the new DNP course at Touro will be with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track in order to provide much-needed primary care locally to a diversified population. By increasing the number of local nurse practitioners, the new program stands ready to ease the difficulty faced by primary care providers in meeting the currently overwhelming needs of the population seeking health care. Clinical emphasis will be on prevention, treatment and education of Diabetes, a key goal of the university and ever-growing concern for the community.
TUC School of Nursing Receives Accreditation and Grant for Interprofessional Simulation Center
November 11, 2016
School of Nursing becomes accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and receives $103,575 Doyle Grant
Touro University California’s School of Nursing is proud to announce that after more than a year in the works, its Master of Science in Nursing Program has received a five-year accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This is the highest accreditation awarded to new programs.
Adding to the excitement surrounding the accreditation, the School of Nursing has been awarded a grant from the Frank M. & Gertrude R Doyle Foundation in the amount of $103,575 as seed funding to help start an Interprofessional Simulation Center.
October 21, 2016
Richard LeMieux, author of Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey, will be presenting at Touro University California on Thursday, November 10, 2016. LeMieux will discuss his experiences being homeless and his efforts to assist others who are homeless. The presentation is free and open to the community and will take place from 6:30-8 pm at Touro University Lander Auditorium,1557 Azuar Drive, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592. A reception and book signing will follow the event. We will also have many local organizations present who work with the homeless in the Bay Area.
Free Diabetes Classes for Vallejo Residents
October 13, 2016
Touro University California (TUC) Student Run Free Clinic (SRFC) will offer a seven-week long Diabetes Education Program, in both English and Spanish, on Thursday evenings, 5:30-6:30pm (English) and 6:45-7:45pm (Spanish), beginning October 20th, 2016. These free hour-long courses will cover basic diabetes information and lifestyle changes needed for diabetes management for the people who live with diabetes, as well as their families. The program will provide demonstrations and personal help with self-care such as glucometer use and foot exams. Diabetes supplies, nutritional and behavioral health aids will also be available to participants.
Touro Provides National Speakers for Clinically Focused Diabetes Conference
October 3, 2016
National diabetes speakers will headline Touro University California’s inaugural diabetes conference in November, offering practical tools and strategies to effectively manage patients with diabetes.
“Diabetes: High Impact Management for Clinicians,” is a one-day event featuring Richard Aguilar, M.D., Executive Medical Director at Cano Health; Eden Miller, D.O., Family Practice at High Lakes Health Care; and Jay Shubrook, D.O., Professor at Touro University California (TUC), College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Touro University California Announces Fall 2016 Lineup for Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series
August 26, 2016
Touro University California is holding a six-part Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series. Speaking sessions are available on select dates Sept. 1 – Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m. in Lander Hall, Lecture Hall A. Sessions are free to the community and pre-registration is required.
Rep. Thompson announces $2.52 million for scholarships at Touro University on Mare Island
July 28, 2016
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $630,000 Health Resource and Service Administration grant that will fund scholarships for students at Touro University on Mare Island. The grant makes $630,000 available each year for the next four years, totaling $2.52 million. The funding made available by this grant will be used to provide scholarships for 42 students through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program at Touro University. Each year, 21 students, seven in each class, will receive $30,000. Specifically, of the 42 students who will benefit from the grant over the next 4 years, 14 students will receive one scholarship, 14 will receive two scholarships (one per year) and 14 will have received scholarship funding for all three years.
Solano County Celebrates Breastfeeding Families
July 27, 2016
Solano County is celebrating breastfeeding mothers and their families during World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme is linking breastfeeding to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all and protect the planet. Local mothers are invited to bring their families to a fun event to be recognized for their efforts in creating healthy infants, families and communities.
Cutting Sugar Causes Drop in Heart Disease Risk Factors Among Obese Children
July 19, 2016
Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III – two features that are associated with heart disease in adulthood.
In a study published online July 19, 2016, and in the current issue of the journal Atherosclerosis, researchers from Touro University California and UCSF reported that triglycerides dropped 33 percent and ApoC-III fell by 49 percent in just 10 days of sugar restriction. The work expands on previous research published last year in the journal Obesity that found restricting sugar – without restricting calories or total carbs -- reversed a cluster of metabolic diseases in children, including high cholesterol and blood pressure.
Touro University California 2016 Commencement brings 449 healthcare and educational leaders
May 26, 2016
Zubin Sedghi, who will be graduating from Touro University California on May 31st, 2016, took a six-year hiatus as a touring musician before becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
His touring gig across the United States with a band called Tally Hall brought much success to the young musician but the focus was too self-centered, he admitted. Instead, with a bachelor of science in Neuroscience in hand, and a determination to do good will, Sedghi turned to medicine.
Touro University California researchers embark on study to link diabetes prediction and prevention to fingerprints
May 25, 2016
AtTouro University California’s state of the art research facility, researchers have begun studies to investigate the use of fingerprints as identifiers to predict and prevent diabetes.
Currently more than 29 million Americans have diabetes with ninety percent of those suffering from Type 2. One-third of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes suffer complications by the time they are diagnosed, which has typically been in their early 50s but is getting younger. In California, fifty-five percent of the population is currently diagnosed as having pre-diabetes or diabetes. The result is a state and a nation desperate for prevention and resolution. Early detection allows those at risk to take the necessary steps to lessen the impact of the disease and potentially prevent it from developing.
Touro University California Vice President of Communications honored in Solano County
April 19, 2016
Touro University California’s Vice President of University Communications, Andrea Garcia, was honored at the 9th annual Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCC) awards and recognition gala for her significant contributions to the organization and dedication to the community.
Touro University California hosts 15th annual Research Day with highly distinguished lineup of speakers
April 7, 2016
Touro University California will host its 15th annual Research Day to showcase the recent work of its faculty and students all while celebrating their contributions to current community relevant health issues.
Attendees will enjoy the keynote address given by Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California San Francisco and expert in childhood obesity and metabolism. In late 2015, Touro researchers and investigators joined by Dr. Lustig, reported striking results from a study in which fructose was restricted in the diets of 43 children between the ages of 9 and 18 who were obese and had at least one other chronic metabolic disorder, such as hypertension, high triglyceride levels, or a marker of fatty liver.
Touro University California's Student-Run Free Clinic offering seven-week long Diabetes Education Program
March 25, 2016
Touro University California’s (TUC) Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) will offer a seven-week long Diabetes Education Program, in both English and Spanish, which ends on April 11, 2016. These free hour-long courses will cover basic diabetes information and lifestyle changes needed for diabetes management for diabetics and their families.
Touro University California Dean receives Lifetime Achievement Award for diligent efforts in medical community
February 25, 2016
Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dean Michael Clearfield, D.O.was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
Touro University California to celebrate grand opening of multi-million dollar research facility and new student health clinic
January 14, 2016
To address the institution's needs for expanded space and growing research studies, Touro University California will celebrate the grand opening of its Translational Research Clinic and Student Health Clinic, including counseling services, on Wednesday, January 20, with a press conference, ribbon cutting, and reception.
Touro University California Celebrates Chanukah with Menorah Lighting and Festivities For Local Community
December 7, 2015
Touro University California commemorates the start of the Judaic holiday of Chanukah with a festive event this Monday, December 7. The celebration kicks off at 11:30 am and is open to the campus and local community. The highlight will be the Menorah lighting, led by campus Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum.
Touro University California selected as one of the Healthiest Companies in North Bay
December 2, 2015
Touro University California’s primary role in the community is to serve, lead, and teach the significance and value of managing a healthy lifestyle. This goal was recently recognized as the North Bay Business Journal announced winners of its fifth annual Healthiest Companies awardees for 2015.
Obese Children's Health Rapidly Improves with Sugar Reduction Unrelated to Calories
October 27, 2015
Reducing consumption of added sugar, even without reducing calories or losing weight, has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases, including high cholesterol and blood pressure, in children in as little as 10 days, according to a study by researchers at Touro University California and UC San Francisco.
Touro University California hosts 9th annual zombie run/walk to benefit Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve & the Greater Vallejo Recreation District
September 15, 2015
Celebrating its ninth year, the Touro University California zombie run/walk will kick off the fall season while raising money for two community causes. Students, faculty and staff encourage the community to join them in their best zombie attire and makeup for a ghoulish morning of fun and fitness.
Touro University California Introduces Social Justice in Public Health Seminar Series
August 12, 2015
Justice is central to the mission of public health and is a core value at Touro University California (TUC). As we are committed to educating future public health practitioners and clinicians to advocate for the health of all people, TUC will present a “Social Justice in Public Health” seminar, featuring keynote speaker Jahmal Miller, MHA, Deputy Director of the California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity.
TUC Student Run Free Clinic Offers Free Diabetes Classes
June 24, 2015
Touro University California (TUC) Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) is pleased to offer a seven-week long program on Diabetes Education, presented in both English and Spanish, which begins on Monday, June 29th.
Touro University California 2015 Commencement Ceremony
May 28, 2015
This year, TUC will host a separate ceremony for each of the colleges, beginning with the College of Osteopathic Medicine on Sunday morning, followed by the College of Education and Health Sciences on Sunday at 6 p.m., and the College of Pharmacy at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015. All ceremonies will be held at the Masonic Auditorium.
Touro University California Raises the Flag Once Again
May 15, 2015
For Zachary Landau, ENS MC, USNR and student at Touro University California, restoring the Mare Island Hospital flag was a matter of national honor.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine student felt the absence of the nation’s colors on the Touro campus and recognized its significance while training to be a Naval officer during one summer. Together with Mare Island’s Naval history, Landau knew he needed to help make a change.
Touro Kicks Off 14th Annual Research Day
April 28, 2015
Impressive poster presentations and dynamic speakers are lined up for a day of excitement at Touro University California’s 14th Annual Research Day, a yearly tradition that showcases the most recent work of Touro’s faculty and students.
On Wednesday, April 30th from 3:30-6 p.m. inside Farragut Inn, the University celebrates the contributions of its researchers in the fields of basic science, clinical practice, education and public health, with a focus on Metabolism and Nutrition. More than 80 abstracts will be on display inside Touro’s Farragut Inn.
Touro University California and Kaiser Permanente Hosts First Ever March For Babies Walk On Mare Island Campus
April 13, 2015
The Vallejo community is invited to join Touro University This year’s event – the first to be held in Vallejo - will take place on Sunday, April 19th, at the Touro University California campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with race beginning at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available at 1322 Cosset St in Vallejo, adjacent to the campus Library.California and Kaiser Permanente for its first March of Dimes MARCH FOR BABIES walk, a national fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.
College Town Vallejo Launch
April 10, 2015
As the home to three institutions of higher learning, Vallejo is an educational hub for thousands of college students. Friday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., the City of Vallejo, Touro University California, Solano Community College and California State University Maritime Academy are launching a new phase of the city’s College Town initiative, designed to celebrate this essential feature of the community.
Touro Offers Free Diabetes Classes for Vallejo Residents
April 2, 2015
Touro University California (TUC) Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) will offer a seven week-long Diabetes Education Program, in both English and Spanish, starting Monday, April 6th, 2015. These free hour-long courses will cover basic diabetes information, lifestyle changes needed for diabetes management, and provide demonstrations and personal help with self-care, such as glucometer use and foot exams. Nutritional and behavioral health aids, and limited diabetes supplies, will also be available to participants.
Harmful Effects of Fructose Can Be Quickly Reversed
March 31, 2015
The potentially harmful effect of excessive fructose in our diet can start to be reversed in just nine days, according to a new study conducted by Touro University California and the University of California, San Francisco. The remarkable research also reveals that fructose - not overeating - is the key concern when it comes to health problems associated with a high-fructose diet.
Touro Hosts 9th Annual Teen Life Conference
March 1, 2015
Instilling the significance of health care while teaching the value of a medical career was the drive behind this year’s Teen Life Conference (TLC) at Touro University California.
Now in its ninth year, the TLC provides a resource for Vallejo and surrounding teens and families to address relevant health care issues and post high school career options through educational lectures, health screenings, interactive informational booths, and physical fitness activities.
Touro University California's Global Health Program Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence with a Robust Round of Speakers
October 24, 2014
Jesse Rohde, 2008 Touro University California alum, created a nonprofit foundation
for health care in rural Africa after his experience in the University’s Global Health
Program. It’s a program that helps students learn and provide health care to the underserved
population while producing competent and compassionate students.
Touro University California Observes Upcoming Jewish Holidays
Touro Features a Zombie-Infested Mare Island 5k Run
September 11, 2014
Runners beware! One of the most exciting, nail-biting, zombie-chasing events is coming
your way at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014, as Touro University California hosts
its 8th annual “Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk.”
TEDMED Live Stream Comes to Touro University California
September 5, 2014
Touro University California’s Faculty Senate, Public Health Program, and Student Government
Association invite you to join in this year’s TEDMED Live 2014 viewing of “I Was Just
Thinking Too Small,” presented at Lecture Hall B on Friday, September 12 from 11:30
a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Free Diabetes Classes for Vallejo Residents
July 10, 2014
Touro University California’s (TUC) Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) is offering a comprehensive
diabetes education program beginning this week, which includes seven free hour-long
courses covering basic diabetes knowledge and lifestyle changes needed for diabetes
management for patients with diabetes and their families.
Touro University California 2014 Commencement Ceremony
May 16, 2014
The 2014 graduating students represent 130 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine
(Doctoral Degree); 95 from the College of Pharmacy (Doctoral Degree); 54 from the
Master of Public Health Program; 70 from the Graduate School of Education (Master’s
Degree); 32 from the Physician’s Assistant Program (Master’s Degree); 15 from the
Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences; and 11 from the Master of Science in
Medical Health Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Touro University California Hits Record Match Rate into Primary Care
May 9, 2014
The suspense is over for more than 120 future doctors at Touro University California’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, who were matched in the area they wish to practice for their careers.
A record 68% of this year’s College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates matched into
primary care residencies. Additionally, 44% of Touro medical graduates matched to
a residency program in California – a total that continues the University’s high match
rate in California for the fourth consecutive year (running average is 43.5%). This
brings a total 79% of graduates matched in either primary care, in California, or
both. Remaining students were matched from Hawaii to Maine, and Washington to Florida.
Touro's Graduate School of Education Celebrates it's 10-Year Anniversary
May 6, 2014
After graduating more than 600 students who have become educational leaders in the
counties of Solano, Napa, Contra Costa, and beyond, the Graduate School of Education
is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a festive celebration honoring alumni,
students, and community members on May 19th at 6 p.m. in the Lander Hall Auditorium.
Touro Students To Present Their Research During 13th Annual Research Day
April 25, 2014
More than 60 abstracts will be on display at Touro University California during its
13th Annual Research Day, an event that showcases original research by faculty and students
while celebrating the contributions our researchers have made in science, clinical
practice, education and public health.
Public Health Heroes Recognized at Touro University California
April 11, 2014
More than 50 people gathered at Touro University California’s (TUC) Farragut Inn on
Thursday to honor six recipients chosen as this year’s Public Health Hero, all who
have demonstrated significant contributions and a commitment to public health service
and research. The College of Education and Health Sciences Public Health Program
selected six members representing TUC students, faculty and community members as the
“2014 Public Health Heroes.”
New Nursing Program to Launch at Touro University California
March 11, 2014
Touro University California is excited to announce the opening of a School of Nursing,
designed for working registered nurses with an Associate (ADN) or Baccalaureate Degree
in Nursing (BSN) and leading to a Master’s Degree in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader
Certification. The program will also prepare ADN graduates for public health nursing
certification in California. The School of Nursing, which is in the College of Education
and Health Sciences, will be launched in August 2014.
Touro University California Students Give Back to High School Students
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.
Touro College and University System appoints former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley to CEO and Senior Provost role for Nevada and California Campuses
December 18, 2013
The Touro College and University System is pleased to announce the appointment of
former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley to the position of CEO and Senior Provost
of Touro’s Western Division. Berkley will take the helm of both the Nevada and California
Time to Experience Chanukah at Touro University California
November 14, 2013
Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum is taking the Chanukah celebration to new heights at Touro
University California with a special presentation of Ari Lesser, singer, songwriter,
rapper and spoken work artist from Cleveland, Ohio!
State Schools Chief Names Five California Teachers of the Year - Touro University California Student Selected
November 6, 2013
Retired San Francisco and Concord police officer Angelo “Ang” Bracco has much to boast
now that he’s been selected as one-of-five 2014 California Teachers of the Year by
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
Touro's Annual Mare Island 5k Run Leads a Day of Events
September 24, 2013
Reinforcing its commitment to the well-being of the community, Touro University California
is once again presenting its yearly fundraiser, the Mare Island 5K Run/Walk, which
benefits two local nonprofits and reinforces its commitment to the community.
Touro University California Observes Upcoming Jewish Holiday
September 16, 2013
Touro University California, a nonprofit institution of higher education, will be
observing the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot, an eight-day harvest holiday that
arrives during the Hebrew month of Tishrei.
Researchers at Touro University Receive Grant from the National Institutes of Health
June 13, 2013
Touro University California (TUC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz
and his research team have been awarded a new National Institutes of Health (NIH)
grant of more than $3 million over the course of five years. The funding will help
to explore the role of meal composition and its frequency on cardiovascular disease
National Public Awareness Campaign Honors Touro University California
May 29, 2013
Touro University California’s (TUC) College of Pharmacy has been announced as winner
of the Script Your Future Team Challenge’s “Health Disparities, Under-Represented Community Outreach Award,” which engages health
profession students and faculty in developing creative ideas for raising awareness
about medication adherence as a critical public health issue.
Touro University California 2013 Commencement Ceremony
May 22, 2013
Touro University California, a nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning, will hold its 13th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 2nd, during which 463 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at the Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California Street in San Francisco.
Award-Winning Science and Health Journalist Gary Taubes Addresses today’s Health at Touro University California
April 19, 2013
One of the biggest health stories facing Americans has been the rise in obesity among children and adults. This increase has become a public health crisis, with a possible surge in diseases associated with obesity, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
A Solano County Partnership That Brings Awareness to
National Infant Immunization Week
April 12, 2013
Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. This year, Touro University California (TUC), in partnership with the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) and Solano Coalition for Better Health (SCBH), is helping to make a difference.
National Public Health Week Brings Healthcare Film to Touro University California
March 29, 2013
In honor of National Public Health Week, Touro University California (TUC) is hosting a special screening of the provocative award-winning film, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” a movie that tackles today’s healthcare system. A panel discussion immediately follows.
Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education Awarded Intel Grant
March 12, 2013
Touro University California (TUC) is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of 10 Universities in the nation to be offered the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) grant.
An Intimate Film Screening of Award-Winning "The Waiting Room" with Director Peter Nicks
January 17, 2013
Touro University California (TUC) announces a special benefit screening of the award-winning documentary, “The Waiting Room,” a character-driven film that goes behind the doors of Oakland’s Highland Hospital to reveal how a group of clinicians care for a community of largely uninsured patients.
Transforming School Culture by Engaging the Whole Community
January 3, 2013
Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education and Vallejo City Unified School District are pleased to present a conversation with Dr. Anthony Muhammad, renowned education consultant who will discuss the development of a cohesive, positive culture in an educational setting.
Touro University California Promotes Public Health in San Francisco
October 26, 2012
Touro University California will have a prominent presence this year in San Francisco at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world.
Solano County and Touro University California Announce a New Partnership
October 19, 2012
Solano County and Touro University California (Touro) will announce their new partnership at a community event on Monday, October 22 at 5:30 PM at 365 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, California. This new partnership combines Solano County’s and Touro’s healthcare services allowing an academic team of physicians to join with the County’s community health clinics to better serve the community.
Touro University California Recognized for Producing Most Primary Care Clinicians
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.
Touro University California Celebrates Its 2012 Graduates
June 5, 2012
New beginnings were launched on Sunday at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco as Touro University California, located on Mare Island in Vallejo, recognized the graduating class of 2012, representing students from the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Education and Health Sciences.
Touro University California Receives Grand Challenges Exploration Grant for Groundbreaking Vaccine Research
May 14, 2012
Touro University California announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Touro University Graduate School of Education Spring Information NightApril 24, 2012
Touro University California's Graduate School of Education is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. to share information about its programs.
Touro University California Receives Grant to Improve Vaccines for Positive Impact on Public Health
April 9, 2012
A new method for improving characteristics that could increase vaccine safety and stability at a low cost is underway at Touro University California thanks to a $144,770 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Mini Medical School at Touro University Offers Vallejo Students a Glimpse into Medicine
March 2, 2012
Vallejo elementary children will be offered a rare chance to step inside the shoes of medical students thanks to a Mini Medical School provided at Touro University California.
Touro University California Garners Major Funding to Support Healthcare Program
February 13, 2012
Touro University California is pleased to announce it has been awarded $125,060 through
the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to enhance the University's
Physician Assistant Training Program and its ability to provide training for needed
medical services to California.
Touro University Students and Kaiser Permanente Partner to Offer Community Health Fair
February 10, 2012
In an effort to address health disparities, Touro University's Filipino American Medical Society and Kaiser Permanente have partnered to host an array of free health services to the public at their annual Community Health Fair.
Touro University Partners with Solano County on Integrated Healthcare Clinics and Academic Community Healthcare
January 13, 2012
A new partnership between Solano County and Touro University California is expected to give Touro patients an opportunity to receive care at various County clinics and to give thousands of Health and Social Services patients access to academic community healthcare.
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