News at TUC
There are a number of ceremonies planned in honor of Veterans Day throughout the city of Vallejo on Monday... Finally, at noon there will be a ceremony in front of the historic Mare Island Naval Hospital on the campus of Touro University California on Mare Island. The TUC Military Club will lead the ceremony to honor our veterans and their service, and a moment of silence will be held during taps. All are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be provided.
Michael Barbour, a professor at Touro University who studies virtual education, says there's little academic research on how cyber schools monitor child welfare. But he thinks virtual schools are at a natural disadvantage when it comes to keeping tabs on student well-being.
The city of Vallejo said Tuesday it is partnering with Touro University and Solano County to conduct wellness checks on residents with medical needs. Residents are also encouraged to check on neighbors or friends with medical needs who may need assistance.
The non-profit Equality Can't Wait estimates it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality in the United States. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, Touro University California, and Medic Ambulance will host the Chamber's third annual Women in Business Conference, focusing on Equality in the Workplace on Nov. 12 to help strategize on how to close that gap, according to a chamber news release.
Devon Lee of Touro University, spoke on behalf of the Willie B. Atkins Program. The speech "discussed how education should be as a used as a tool to help others live and lead the lives that those that came before us have sacrificed for. I, particularly discussed how racism is now more sophisticated than it ever was," Lee said.
Most people understand the image of a pharmacist filling a bottle of pills and explaining the proper dosage to a patient. Many pharmacists, however, are involved in research and academic pursuits related to pharmacology. What those pharmacists study can range greatly depending on their personal interests.
Touro University California Supervisor Grace Landel received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support she provides her California Army National Guard employee, Capt. Joy Dugan. Dugan stated: "Grace has been supportive of my multiple deployments. Last year I was deployed to Qatar and then the week of Thanksgiving, I was mobilized to Chico, California for the wildfires. She has been extremely accommodating and supportive of my military career."
Pharmacist Fred Mayer, 86, is the CEO of Pharmacists Planning Services Inc., and the former owner of Sausalito Pharmacy, where he worked for over 35 years and became a prominent fixture in the community -- as much for his friendly, loquacious manner as for his public health advocacy. Through PPSI, Mayer launched effective education and awareness campaigns -- his earliest include the Great American Smokeout in 1970 (later adopted by the American Cancer Society) and National Condom Week. Mayer, who lives in San Rafael, is still busy as ever -- mentoring pharmacy students at Jewish-rooted Touro University California in Vallejo, speaking out, writing op-eds on issues of concern, and spending time with his four children and six grandchildren.
On Oct. 28, Touro University California will host the fifth lecture in its free, fifth annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series. This year's focus is on environmental justice and public health examining the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health.
Employment Extravaganza Part 2, with more than 40 open positions and featuring 150 or more employers from inside and outside Solano County, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at the Americas Job Center of California. Among the participating firms are Factory OS, C&H Sugar (Crockett), Solano County Transit, Bolt Staffing (American Canyon), IMOD Structures, Touro University California, Simonton Windows, Travis Credit Union, Hired Hands (Napa), Accent Care (Concord), Michael's Transportation, Dickey's Barbecue Pit (Vallejo), Walmart Neighborhood Market (Vallejo), Home Instead Senior Care, Merry Maids and the city of Vallejo.
The Drug Safe Solano Coalition will be celebrating their first anniversary with an event at Touro University California on Monday, the university announced. Drug Safe Solano is a group of healthcare and community stakeholders from across Solano County who have come together to address the epidemic of local opioid overdoses and increasing rate of substance dependency present in the county.
Touro University California (Touro), Senator Bill Dodd's Office, Assembly member Timothy Grayson's Office and the City of Vallejo invite you to celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women in Pharmacy Day on October 4, 2019. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local dignitaries while learning about the important contributions of Touro's future pharmacists and current faculty. Refreshments and commemorative photo opportunities will be available. The celebration is free and open to all.
Touro University California and the city of Vallejo are inviting residents to celebrate American Pharmacists Month and Women in Pharmacy Day on Friday, according to a Touro news release. Touro's College of Pharmacy will provide light refreshments and give an up-close look at a wide variety of pharmacy activities and hear how students and faculty are making sure that patients receive optimal drug therapy management. The event will celebrate the achievements of American pharmacists and female pharmacy leaders. The celebration is free and open to all.
Lynda Donahue has for weeks been training as though she were about to run a half-marathon. In reality, the Fairfield resident and retired director of special education at the Vacaville School District is just preparing to go out to play a round of golf - a 100-hole round of golf.
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