News at TUC

 

Doug Ford's Classroom, Part 1: Digital jolt looms large in big changes

In a two-part series, reporters Heather Rivers and Louis Pin examine the Progressive Conservative government's new education policies, and how they'll affect students - from kindergarten to university - when classes resume.

Read More...09/03/19

 

Lecture on social justice in public health set for Aug. 26

Touro University California will host the first lecture from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in its free, fifth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series. This year's focus is on the ongoing impact of environmental risks on health through a lens focused on social justice -- particularly the disproportional risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

Read More...08/29/19

 

How to Use Ketogenic Diets in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Hi. I'm Jay Shubrook, a family physician and diabetologist at Touro University California. We're here at the 79th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in San Francisco. I'm happy to have Dr Rucha Mehta with me. Dr Mehta is an endocrinologist at Apollo Hospital in India and a frequent presenter at the ADA. I want to talk about a topic that has really been a hot topic at this year's meeting: ketogenic diets in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Read More...08/29/19

 

Medical Guide 2019: Touro's Biotech Academy lights way for future scientists

Graduate students enrolled at Touro aren't the only ones benefiting from the school's focus on student success and innovation. Eight years ago, Dr. Shin Murakami, an associate professor at TUC, began the Biotech Academy, a free summer program meant to engage area high school students in the practical applications of healthcare techniques taught at a school like Touro.

Read More...08/29/19

 

California physician in training reveals how she copes with burnout, is researching solutions

Yasmin Bains got her first taste of physician burnout after completing the Pre-Professional Health Academic Program at California State University, East Bay. "It was go, go, go. I really did not take the breaks that were needed," Bains said, noting the program was manageable but the stress level was higher than she'd anticipated. "I think emotionally and mentally, that's where things got challenging. I had those classic signs of burnout after completing (the program). I was feeling disengaged, lonely, and started isolating myself from friends and family."

Read More...08/29/19

 

North Bay business briefs from Luther Burbank Center, Sonoma Clean Power, Touro University and more

Touro University California researchers have announced research suggesting that the commonly held view that eating more white meat than red will have more positive effect on blood cholesterol levels. Rather, both diets plans result in high readings, and the only diet that does result in lower levels was plant-based.

Read More...08/29/19

 

Meet Kaiser Permanente's Patricia Hiserote, a 2019 North Bay Women in Business winner

North Bay Business Journal asked 2019 Women in Business Awards winner Patricia Hiserote to fill us in on her background, responsibilities and community involvement, and insights into what makes her a notable professional in the region.

Read More...08/29/19

 

Touro Student's 'Fresh' Idea is Taking Root

Perhaps it's fitting that a university located on an island could be seen as providing a bridge to the future, but that's exactly what Touro University California's DO/MPH student Timothy Kim is hoping happens with Pharm Fresh.

Read More...08/29/19

 

Touro's lecture series continues on Sept. 9 in Vallejo

Touro University California will host the second lecture in its free, fifth Annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series on Sept. 9. This year's focus is on environmental justice and public health examining the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health. In the second of this six-lecture series, pediatrician, professor and public health advocate, Dr. Mona Hann-Attisha, who was named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential People in 2016 for her research that first exposed the Flint water crisis as well as Phoebe Seaton, the co-founder, co-director and legal director of the Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability who has advocated for safe drinking water on behalf of California residents across the state. They will discuss the importance of water rights and justice for all communities. The lecture is from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 9, at Lander Hall, Touro, Lander Hall Room A-164, 105 Owen Drive in Vallejo on Mare Island.

Read More...08/28/19

 

Ever-changing Vallejo offers more than expected

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom may be its best known landmark, but the largest city in Solano County also has been home to the Mare Island Naval Shipyard and twice served as the state capital.

Read More...08/28/19

 

Moises family gets Mare Island street name back

Warlito Moises may be small in stature, but the retired Mare Island police officer felt 10 feet tall when he, his father, and brother were honored in the dedication of Moises Way at Touro University's library patio late Thursday afternoon. Warlito, his brother, Ernesto, and their late father, Bataan Death March survivor James Moises, dedicated more than 100 years of service to the former naval base.

Read More...08/28/19

 

Touro College rankled as most secure campus

When we talk about campus security, the prevention of property crime typically isn't at the top of the agenda. Oftentimes it's not on the agenda at all. Meanwhile, crimes like burglary, robbery, car theft, and larceny consistently dominate campus crime reports--in fact, burglary alone constituted 42% of all crimes reported by colleges in 2016.

Read More...08/28/19

 

Lecture on social justice in public health set

Touro University California will host the first lecture from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in its free, fifth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series. This year's focus is on the ongoing impact of environmental risks on health through a lens focused on social justice -- particularly the disproportional risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

Read More...08/05/19

 

Desselle added to Task Force on Pharmacy Benefit Management Reporting

The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) today announced the membership of a Task Force on Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Reporting required by Assembly Bill (AB) 315 (Wood, Chapter 905, Statutes of 2018). "Pharmaceutical drug costs continue to rise, and often the "why?" remains unexplained," said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), author of AB 315.

Read More...07/24/19

 

2019 Social Justice & Public Health Lecture Series

We know that we affect the environment, but how does the environment affect us and our health? Our attention to environmental health issues is often the result of emergencies: Zika virus outbreaks; Flint, Michigan's water crisis; Hurricane Katrina. Join us for a series of 6 lectures by nationally recognized leaders in the field as we expand our awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health through a lens focused on social justice - particularly the disproportionate risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

Read More...07/05/19