News at TUC


ACP Glycemic Treatment Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case

Hi. I am Jay Shubrook, DO, family physician; diabetologist; and professor at Touro University, Vallejo, California. Today we are continuing our series, Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. I am delighted to have with me Timothy Wilt, MD, MPH, a core investigator and staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research in Minneapolis, and a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr Wilt, welcome aboard.

Read More...06/19/18


Touro issues degrees to more than 550 grads

Faculty, students and staff of Touro University celebrated commencement ceremonies Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mare Island campus, according to a press release. The university issued degrees to 551 medical, public health and education professionals, the release stated.

Read More...06/12/18


Diabetic Retinopathy: Can Artificial Intelligence Provide a Better Way to Detect Disease?

The recent approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the first autonomous diagnostic system for the detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR)[1]--the IDx-DR (IDx, LLC; Coralville, Iowa)--appeared to signal the beginning of the inevitable advance of artificial intelligence (AI) toward replacing, rather than merely assisting, physicians in diagnosing diseases.

Read More...06/12/18


Touro University California promotes Lisa Norton to Education and Health Sciences dean

Touro University California has promoted Lisa Norton, Ed.D., to dean of the College of Education and Health Services. Norton has been at the 1,400-student private institution on Vallejo's Mare Island since August 2016, first as associate dean of that college and then interim dean as of last summer.

Read More...06/12/18


Vallejo's Touro University staffer wins national innovation award

Touro University California staff innovations that help future doctors see the humanity in future patients, earned Tami Hendriksz her third award from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, school officials announced.

Read More...06/04/18


Touro University graduates more than 500 at 2018 commencement ceremony

Touro University California officials this week handed degrees to more than 500 newly minted graduates, the Vallejo school announced.

Read More...05/25/18


Not all calories are created equal: Calories from sugar-sweetened drinks cause more weight gain and increase your risk of disease than bread or potatoes

The team of 22 nutrition researchers, who published the paper in Obesity Reviews, highlighted that most Americans consume too many calories. About 69 percent of US adults are overweight while newly released figures indicate that almost 40 percent are obese. While consuming too many calories of any food can increase the risk of obesity and other diseases, sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role even compared with calorically-equal amounts of starch.

Read More...05/24/18


American Lung Association to award former US Rep. Shelley Berkley

It's a night of breathtaking fashion, fun, and fundraising for an important cause. The American Lung Association will soon be hosting its "breath FASHION" event, and former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley will be honored.

Read More...05/24/18


Type 2 Diabetes: The Case for Using the ADA Standards in Primary Care

Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO. I am a professor in the primary care department of Touro University. We are going to continue our program on Everyday Diabetes: Practical Management for Primary Care. Today I am speaking with Hope Feldman, a family nurse practitioner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Primary Care Advisory Group and Professional Practice Committee, which developed the 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Welcome, Hope.

Read More...05/24/18


2018 Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology Award Winners

The awards process is the single most important means that APAOG has for recognizing PAs who have made significant contributions in women's health. This year, Sarah Clasby, MSPAS, MPH, PA, CEHS Class of 2018, has been awarded this year's Student Award!

Read More...05/24/18


Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Michael Barbour and Bryan Mann on Virtual Schools

Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith interviews Michael Barbour of Touro University California, and Bryan Mann of the University of Alabama. Greg, Michael and Bryan discuss the current research regarding virtual schools.

Read More...05/24/18


Touro's Mosaic Celebration raises money for diversity scholarships

Touro University will host its Mosaic Celebration fundraiser recognizing and supporting the academic achievement of students who, through their varied cultural experiences, contribute to inclusive excellence at the university.

Read More...05/15/18


Dueling Type 2 Diabetes Guidelines: Sorting It Out

Hello. I'm Jay Shubrook, DO, professor in the Primary Care Department at Touro University, California. Today we're going to talk about diabetes guidelines that don't seem to all match with each other. How do we make sense of this, and what are we to do?

Read More...05/15/18


April 26 Vallejo A&E Source: Activities, thing to do

May 5: JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Vallejo, presents Professor Mark Teaford of Touro University, talking about field work in Africa and how fossils are found there, 2 p.m., free. for more information.

Read More...05/09/18


Bay Area Better Letter

Fifty-five percent of Californians are diagnosed with either diabetes or pre-diabetes. Nonprofit graduate institution Touro University is addressing this crisis by providing easy access to screenings and diabetes education through its Mobile Diabetes Education Center.

Read More...05/09/18