News at TUC

 

BriaCell Opens Fourth Clinical Site in Advanced Breast Cancer

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. ("BriaCell"), an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company with a proprietary targeted immunotherapy technology, is pleased to announce the opening of a new clinical site, Jefferson Breast Care Center in Philadelphia, PA, and the appointment of Dr. Saveri Bhattacharya, a board certified medical oncologist, as the clinical site's principal investigator.

Read More...02/15/18

 

Important takeaways from 2018 ADA guidelines for PCPs

With primary care clinicians playing an ever-increasing role in the management of diabetes, staying on top of new developments in the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2018 is critical. Among the changes in this year's guidelines are medication management, screening children, and diabetes distress.

Read More...02/15/18

 

When you need to have a conversation with your patient about starting insulin...

As a clinician and a certified diabetes educator who works with patients with diabetes to manage their condition, when reviewing patient profiles, I frequently find myself in search of a better approach to starting the conversation on initiating insulin. For clinicians, insulin initiation might mean sending a few more prescriptions to the pharmacy and educating patients on proper injection techniques, the side effects of insulin, and treatment for hypoglycemia, as well as monitoring blood glucose control. However, for patients, adding insulin to their current diabetes medication regimens might lead them to think that they have failed in some way in managing their condition, that they are at fault despite being adherent to their oral antidiabetic medications, or that they have lost control over their lives.

Read More...02/15/18

 

Longtime high school principal, Ed Santopadre, named chief of ed services for Vacaville Unified School District

Teacher and coach, union president, assistant principal, then principal, and, now, assistant superintendent for educational services for the third-largest school district in Solano County. As chief of educational services, Santopadre, who earned a master's degree in education from Touro University in Vallejo and an administrative credential...

Read More...02/15/18

 

Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma: Women in Medicine: National Women Physicians Day, Feb 3

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day by reading about Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma's Calling as a DO. "I admired my teachers and mentors so much that I wanted to work to inspire others as they had inspired me," says Dr. Pierce-Talsma, chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine department at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Read More...02/05/18

 

10 Ways Poor Posture Can Harm Your Health

Poor posture can negatively affect your energy level, says Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, an associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine at Touro University in Vallejo, California. "When we have poor posture, we add tension and compression to structures that weren't meant to bear that weight."

Read More...02/05/18

 

Students to Interact with Local Companies on National Job Shadow Day

February 2nd is not only Groundhog day, it is National Job Shadow Day. To celebrate, in partnership with the Solano County Office of Education, the Solano County Workforce Development Board, the Solano County Economic Development Corporation, the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, about 900 10th graders from the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District and the Vacaville Unified School District will be participating in industry tours. The premier event is called Inspire: Dreams Move Forward.

Read More...02/05/18

 

10 stories about women in medicine: National Women Physicians Day, Feb 3

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day by reading about Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma's Calling as a DO, part of The DO's 10 favorite stories about women in medicine.

Read More...02/05/18

 

Woman With Rare Case of Whooping Cough Breaks Rib, Bruises Stomach After Coughing Nonstop

Touro University medical student Shamis Fallah prepares paperwork before administering a Tdap vaccination during the Solano County health fair on August 11, 2010, in Vallejo, California.

Read More...01/31/18

 

Sarah Sweitzer, Ph.D., will join the Touro University California family in Solano County as provost

Sarah Sweitzer, Ph.D., will join the Touro University California family in Solano County as provost and chief academic officer, beginning Jan. 29. Dr. Sweitzer, a Vallejo native, brings more than 13 years of higher education experience to the Mare Island campus, the university stated.

Read More...01/31/18

 

Richard Rico: Table set for ag, & a mare

FOR a long time now, Vallejo has deserved to win one. From the Civil War through WWII, historic Mare Island had spawned everything from man o' war gunboats to nuclear subs. But the Navy doesn't live there anymore.

Read More...01/31/18

 

Vallejo woman welcomed as Touro's new provost

Touro University California is welcoming Vallejo native Sarah Sweitzer as Provost and Chief Academic Officer to join the school Jan. 29, school officials announced. "Dr. Sweitzer's intelligence, enthusiasm, and talent are exemplary," Touro College and University System President Alan Kadish said. "We are thrilled that she is joining Touro."

Read More...01/31/18

 

Teachers find new work at career fair

For those looking for a new job in education or to become a first-time teacher the opportunity to put their best foot forward came Saturday with the annual Fairfield-Suisun School District Winter Career Fair.

Read More...01/31/18

 

Touro welcomes new provost to Vallejo campus

Touro University California will welcome a new leader Monday at its Vallejo campus. School officials and the public will gather to greet Sarah Sweitzer, the Mare Island-based school's new provost and chief academic officer. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Farragut Inn, 1750 Club Drive, Mare Island, off Highway 37.

Read More...01/31/18

 

This Test Could Save Your Life

Wouldn't it be great if there were some sort of test you could take to predict which medications are most likely to work best for you personally, and which ones could hurt you with an adverse reaction? Good news: There is such a test, and although you probably haven't heard of it, it's not some out-of-reach possibility for future use - it's starting to pop up at medical centers around the country.

Read More...01/12/18