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Tomato fennel soup. Roasted sweet potato, kale and sausage. Fried red snapper and grits topped with roasted tofu and okra. Sautéed garlic spinach and dirty rice. Cheesecake for dessert. All kosher. And that's not even the surprising part.
They are women who collaboratively care for a community known as the underserved. They educate, volunteer and serve the homeless, the low-income, and the ethnically diverse population. And they do this willingly, saddled with a commitment to the wellness and empowerment of our communities. They are the many women of Touro University California (TUC).
Pushing forward with its focus on diabetes, Vallejo's Touro University, in partnership with Sutter Solano Medical Center on Monday, launched a first-of-its-kind diabetes-mobile, officials of both institutions announced.
It's not there yet, but SolTrans' bus trips onto and around Mare Island have been extended and made free through May 27 to see if ridership can justify establishing a permanent route, agency officials announced Friday.
Along with being Black History Month, February is also Heart Health Month. It's something more of us should take seriously considering that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men. One of the many forms of heart disease that people may not know much about is atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, better known as an irregular heartbeat.
"Prevention is better than cure." -- Desiderius Erasmus I'm sure those of you who were around during the '50s will recall Art Linkletter's weekly television show "People Are Funny." I remember it somewhat but have always like the catchy title and still agree "People ARE funny!"
Patients with low back pain can benefit from practicing yoga because it can help address many aspects of pain, according to the American Osteopathic Association.
A free, one-man show chronicling the "poignant and comedic, ... changing face of the African American experience," is being offered free on Valentine's Day at Vallejo's Touro University's Farragut Ballroom, organizers announced.
Mobile phone technology could be an effective means to promote improved health practices among Cambodia's female entertainment workers and help curb the spread of HIV, according to a new study conducted by the organisation KHANA and the Center for Global Health Research at Touro University in California.
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.
Have you ever wondered why a medical assistant takes your blood pressure every time you are at the doctor's office? Have you ever wondered why your primary care provider asks you to get blood work, specifically a lipid panel, done at least once a year? The reason is simple: they care about your heart. Let's explore heart health through the lens of blood pressure and blood lipids.
Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. I am Jay Shubrook, DO, professor in the Department of Primary Care at Touro University, in California. I am delighted to talk today with Eugene Wright, MD, a clinical faculty member in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.
For more than a dozen years, getting to Mare Island from the Vallejo mainland meant driving, walking or riding a bike. There has been no regular bus service to the island for at least that long.
Health care continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields and two strong organizations in the area are continuing to take steps to help fill that need.
Touro University has launched a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at its School of Nursing beginning in January. The new Touro course is the only program of its kind in Solano County, and will include a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track to serve a diverse population, and help address health care provider shortage.
Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California Praise Funding of Three-Year, $100 Million Program to Train Primary Care Physicians in Under-Served Communities
A three-year, $100 million allotment from California’s General Fund will tackle the shortage and training of primary care physicians in the state’s medically underserved areas, a move advocated by the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California among several health care groups.
Touro University has gained approval to launch a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at its School of Nursing beginning this month.
Richard LeMieux went from the high life to homeless and back and wrote about it in a book called "Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey." Now a homeless advocate, he's the keynote speaker for a discussion on homelessness at Vallejo's Touro University from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.
Across the state, about 800 middle and high school students wake up every morning, log on to their computers, and take all of their classes completely online. They're enrolled in to Maine's two virtual charter schools. This year, that same, online approach is also being used by brick-and-mortar schools, as well. The track record for online and blended learning is mixed nationally. The question now is if Maine's schools can buck the trend.
Last year, Lincoln kids sold more than 600 pounds of their hard-earned Halloween candy for some cold hard cash. Lincoln Family Dentistry’s Halloween Candy Buy Back program continues for the fourth year, promising kids and their parents 50 cents for every pound of candy turned in.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) (eg, coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease) remains the leading cause of death among men and women.1,2 Although various CVD risk factors exist, most can be controlled or prevented through public health promotion, continuum of care, high-risk patient referral, and medication therapy management.3 Pharmacists worldwide are uniquely positioned to address most of these interventions for the primary prevention of CVD.4
Vallejo's Touro University California wants to be the "go-to" place for diabetes clinicians to get the most up-to-date information on disease management, so it's hosting a diabetes conference next month, Touro officials announced.
Family HealthCare Network welcomed physician assistants Li Chen Hsu and Priyanka Shah to its provider team in Visalia. Chen completed her master of science in physician assistant studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona and will offer family medicine services for patients of FHCN's Visalia School Avenue Health Center. Shah completed her master of physician assistant studies at Touro University in Vallejo and will offer family medicine services for patients of FHCN's Goshen Health Center.
If you're a pharmacist, you've undoubtedly heard the question, Are there too many pharmacy schools? We addressed it in our June 2009 cover story, "Betting on the pharmacy boom, building the future."
Beginning on October 20, Touro University's Student Run Free Clinic will offer a seven-week long Diabetes Education Program, in both English and Spanish. According to a 2009 study published by the California Diabetes Program, over 1 in 10 adults in California have diabetes, and 8.5% of people residing in Solano County have been diagnosed with the chronic condition.
Touro University COM Alumnus Dr. Michael Kurisu was recently featured in San Diego Magazine for his Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. The journalist reveals the revitalizing process of Dr. Kurisu's manipulative work, noting how infrequently doctors actually touch their patients today. "After treatment," the journalist says, "I felt like I had just come out of yoga." An excellent educational piece on the process of undergoing manipulative treatment.
Professor and registered yoga teacher Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, explains how yoga can help patients with low back pain.
FAIRFIELD -- NorthBay Healthcare announced Thursday that Konard Jones, president of its hospital division, will take the reins from President and CEO Gary Passama, who will retire March 31 after 35 years leading the local health care corporation.
It is 4:30 p.m. on a typical midsummer Friday outside Epiphany Episcopal Church, 100 degrees in the shade in downtown Vacaville, where some 20 or 30 mostly homeless men and women have gathered for a free, nutritious meal and, possibly, some free medical care inside the 300 West St. house of worship.
VALLEJO -- Touro University California kicks off a six-part Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series on Thursday. The series will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. on select dates through Nov. 10 in Lander Hall, Lecture Hall A, on the campus. Sessions are free to the community. Advance registration is required.
U.S Congressman Mike Thompson recently announced a $630,000 Health Resource and Service Administration grant that will fund scholarships for Touro Students on Mare Island. The grant will be available for the next four years, totaling over $2.5 million.
In a newly published study, researchers from Touro University and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) determined that calories from sugar are distinct from other calories in the way they metabolize to fat in the liver and then accumulate in the bloodstream. This study further expands on previous research published last year in which researchers found that restricting sugar reversed a number of metabolic diseases in children.
VALLEJO -- More than $2.5 million of scholarship money is available over the next four years for students at Touro University on Mare Island. Rep. Mike Thompson recently announced an annual $630,000 Health Resource and Service Administration grant that will fund the scholarships of 42 students through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.
Parents can significantly reduce their obese children's risk of heart disease just by cutting their sugar intake, a new Touro University-lead study shows. This could have far-reaching impacts in areas like Solano County, where nearly 30 percent of children are technically obese, Touro officials said.
The Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health Division is celebrating breastfeeding mothers and their families during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2016. This year's theme, "Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development," links breastfeeding to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all and protect the planet.
Over 100 athletes banned from the Rio Olympics after proof of a state-run doping program also need to worry about the health impacts of steroids. So do those who used the team's drug cocktail but were never tested and caught
The City of Vallejo wishes to congratulate the many students who celebrated the end of the school year with graduations. Both high school and higher education students worked diligently this year to complete their respective requirements to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.
More than 40 underprivileged students will benefit from more than $2 million in scholarships to Vallejo's Touro University over then next four years, Rep. Mike Thompson announced Tuesday.
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.
Think About Cost - Jay H. Shubrook, DO: Hi. [I'm] Jay Shubrook, DO, family physician and diabetologist, Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, here today at the ADA Scientific Sessions.
The AOA is awarding more than $1 million in research grants to nine principal investigators, including three DOs, who will use the funds to conduct osteopathically focused research projects. The merit-based grants will facilitate research projects designed to demonstrate the value osteopathic physicians offer patients and the greater health care community.
VALLEJO -- Less than two years after stepping foot in a Touro University classroom, 29 men and women picked up their master of science in nursing degrees. They were the first students to earn that accomplishment at the Vallejo campus.
Anatomy is a critical subject that medical students must master, and many do so by attending lectures, then spending hours studying textbooks, flash cards and taking exams. Students at the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) in Vallejo can now supplement their traditional anatomy studies by taking a new elective course that teaches anatomy through the practice of yoga.
A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients with hyperglycemia, commonly known as high blood sugar.
VALLEJO -- The health care environment is changing rapidly and Touro University California School of Nursing is positioned to build on the skills of associate and bachelor's degree registered nurses to meet the evolving health workforce needs.
FAIRFIELD -- Hundreds of people fanned out Saturday to clean up creeks and other waterways at locations across Solano County as part of the region's celebration of Earth Day.
New principals have been named for Northwood Elementary School and Harvest Middle School in Napa. Sarah Knox, former assistant principal at McPherson and Canyon Oaks elementary schools, has been named principal of Northwood Elementary School starting July 1.
More than half of California adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a recent UCLA study shows, and a Touro University study hopes to prove that they may not be safe on the road.
Bixby Director serves as Keynote Speaker of Touro University's Public Health Hero Day Awards
Four NorthBay Healthcare nurses have earned the first-ever nursing scholarships from NorthBay Healthcare and Travis Credit Union, it was announced during a White Coat Ceremony on Jan. 12 at Touro University. Four $5,000 scholarships were presented to Hilda Castro, R.N., Michelle Kahrimanian, R.N., Marianne Neil, R.N., and Brad Vasconcelles, R.N.
What is mindfulness and how can it affect your health? Can it be used to treat anxiety, chronic pain and depression? There is a free mindfulness workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center that will aim to answer these questions. No registration is needed. Spanish language translation will be available and refreshments will be provided.
Tenenbaum didn't start out making wine as a major business venture either, but it sure ended up that way. Now on its third vintage of zinfandel, his Cuvée Chabad label is distributed worldwide by Covenant, a prestigious kosher wine operation based in Berkeley. (Covenant, Hagafen Cellars in Napa and Four Gates Winery in Santa Cruz are the only commercial kosher wineries in Northern California.)
FAIRFIELD -- Local members of the state Assembly on Monday announced that a pair of women from their constituencies are receiving Woman of the Year honors for 2016.
Vallejo residents have the Leadership Vallejo program to thank for the new and improved mural and the planters on Tennessee Street, the planters and doggie-do cleanup stations on the waterfront and the yurt at McIntyre Ranch.
A dean with Touro University California has been awarded a lifetime achievement award for his work in the medical community, the university announced this week. Michael Clearfield picked up the honor from the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California earlier this month.
Just two months of healthy living classes can significantly reduce the risk of common diabetes complications, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, limb amputation and microvascular complications, says a study. At present, nearly 30 million people in the US suffer from diabetes and one in three from pre-diabetes. Community-based interventions provide social support and give specific instructions that help move patients into healthy habits, revealed the study. In some cases, it also enables patients to reduce medication. Sixteen two-hour classes were conducted, which were focussed on the basics of a healthy lifestyle to substantially reduce cardiovascular risks associated with Type 2 diabetes and soaring blood glucose levels during fasting, the researchers said. [...] 'This study supports the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, including that diet and exercise are the most effective prescriptions physicians can give patients struggling with lifestyle diseases like Type 2 diabetes,' said Jay Shubrook, diabetologist at Touro University in California.
Community lifestyle intervention classes through the Complete Health Improvement Program reduced CVD risk factors in patients with elevated fasting blood glucose or a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes living in Appalachian Ohio, researchers reported in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. [...] "This study supports the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, including that diet and exercise are the most effective prescriptions physicians can give patients struggling with lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes. But lifestyle changes require more commitment than taking a pill, which is why programs like CHIP are so beneficial," Jay Shubrook, DO, a diabetologist at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in a press release.
Just two months of healthy living classes can significantly reduce the risk of common diabetes complications, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, limb amputation and microvascular complications, says a study. [...] "This study supports the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, including that diet and exercise are the most effective prescriptions physicians can give patients struggling with lifestyle diseases like Type 2 diabetes," said Jay Shubrook, diabetologist at Touro University in California.
A new study titled "Comparison of the DASH diet and a higher-fat DASH diet on blood pressure and lipids and lipoproteins: a randomized controlled trial," has found that a proper DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet greatly cuts down blood pressure, while also reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) as well as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [...] Led by Ronald Krauss and Sally Chiu as well as Nathalie Bergeron of CHORI, with Touro University, the researchers wanted to know if a good lipid and lipoprotein part of a DASH diet could sustain favorable blood pressure when modified with DASH diet that has full-fat dairy foods in it.
In what's designed as a collaborative effort between research institutions and communities around the North Bay, Touro University California is opening a free health care clinic and research laboratory in Vallejo. The Translational Research Clinic and Student Health Clinic are set to open Jan. 20. It will house the Vallejo campus' research lab, where extensive and in-depth work will be done on diabetes and metabolism. Most efforts will focus on childhood and adult obesity issues, like diabetes, and the effect of diet on metabolism.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multi-national trade agreement now being considered by 12 countries. In an insightful commentary in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (RSAP), the ramifications of major components of the agreement are discussed, especially those potentially impacting the worldwide pharmaceutical industry. Editor-in-Chief of RSAP, Shane P. Desselle, PhD, of Touro University California College of Pharmacy, and Applied Pharmacy Solutions, adds, "The effect on drug prices, particularly generic drugs, will diminish access to essential medications among underserved populations in developing nations."
Touro University California opened a Translational Research Clinic and Student Health Clinic this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The Jewish-owned medical school on Vallejo's Mare Island will use the research clinic to teach as well as conduct trials in diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease research. The new health clinic will allow for improved health services to students, including counseling services.
Chances are that solutions to chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes could one day be found in Vallejo -- at Touro University California's new Translational Research and Student Health Clinic -- which was officially dedicated on Wednesday.
Touro University is a 2015 recepient of the Spirit of Solano award, presented by the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce at the annual gala hosted by Solano Economic Development Corporation, a countywide organization that promotes business and industry in Solano County. Provost and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, accepted the award on behalf of Touro University, speaking of the university's dedication to excellence through education and graduating caring, knowledgeable students ready to hit the ground running.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported a decrease in the number of new cases of diabetes to 1.4 million in 2014, down from 1.7 million in 2009. While this is a step in the right direction, physicians caution there is still much work to be done in preventing and managing this disease. "We still have 1.4 million Americans developing diabetes each year, and that is still three times the rate we saw in the early 1980s," says Jay Shubrook, DO, a professor and director of clinical research and diabetes services at the Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo. "We need to be as persistent at preventing and attacking this disease as it is relentlessly progressive."
Medical students at Touro University take part in a national protest for racial injustice by staging a 'Die In' on Thursday in front of Lander Hall on Mare Island in Vallejo.
Ten area companies were honored Thursday during the 20th annual Spirit of Solano luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn. [...] Touro University received the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce spirit award, which was accepted by Marilyn Hopkins, the school’s provost and chief operating officer. The university was recognized for its service to the community, which includes free health classes and a student-run health clinic for uninsured residents.
Gumption and a dedication to the community are qualities shared by 10 businesses honored at Thursday's 20th annual Spirit of Solano ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fairfield. Dr. Marilyn Hopkins with Touro University accepted an award from the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce. She spoke of a dedication of excellence through education, of service through graduating caring, knowledgeable students ready to hit the ground running.
With the ever-increasing demand for retail pharmacists to fill more scripts in less time, it's not surprising that the most-read Drug Topics story of November was Anna Leon Guerrero's blog "Pharmacy staffing levels can threaten patient lives." Guerrero, a PharmD candidate at Touro University in Vallejo, California, urges state pharmacy boards to adopt regulations that create safe working environments for pharmacists and, by extension, patients. She suggested that fines imposed on pharmacies should be increased in cases of excessive dispensing and failure to counsel patients.
"Pharmacists are basically what stands between many of us and a life of pain and other symptoms," said Solano County Supervisor Linda Siefert during a presentation at Touro University California's College of Pharmacy to celebrate American Pharmacists Month.
Touro University California held its own Veterans Day event at noon, in front of the restored flag pole in front of the Mare Island Hospital. Organized by the school's Military Club, the ceremony honored students, faculty and staff who are currently serving -- or have served -- in the military.
Touro University California is looking to encourage locals to eat healthier and work out through a yearlong diabetes prevention program that starts Thursday. Dr. Jay Shubrook works at the school and is organizing these classes, which are being offered free to the public, thanks to the university and Solano County Public Health.
American kids consume an insane amount of sugar -- often double or triple the federal recommended dietary guidelines -- and these empty calories are often blamed for everything from obesity to hyperactivity in the schools. What happens when we take it away? Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco and Touro University decided to find out by recruiting 43 volunteers, ages 9 to 18, and putting them on low-sugar diets and measuring all kinds of things about how their bodies changed as a result. All of the study participants -- 27 of whom identified as Latino and 16 as African American -- were obese and had at least one other metabolic health issue, such as high blood pressure or a marker of fatty liver.
Patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may do better long term if they go on early, intensive insulin treatment instead of the standard route of using oral medication first, according to new research. In a pilot study, researchers assigned 23 men and women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the previous six months to go on either intensive, early insulin therapy for three months or to go on oral agents that were stepped up as needed for 15 months. All got diabetes education about the importance of meal planning, diet and exercise. "Twelve weeks of intense insulin therapy followed by observation for a year was as good as oral therapy intensified every month for 15 months," says Jay Shubrook, DO, director of clinical research and diabetes services, Touro Universisty California in Vallejo. Two patients from each group dropped out before the study ended.
It's important to stress good eating for your kids at an early age. Researchers at USCF and Touro University both did a test while putting 43 obese kids on a diet for just nine days. In the program, they substituted carbs such as rice, bread, and pasta in place of sugar, specifically juices and sodas. The results and changes were dramatic.
Touro University California is partnering with Walgreens to offer free flu shots for the community at TUC's Student-Run Free Clinic, Norman C. King Community Center, 545 Magazine Street in Vallejo, on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free flu shots will be administered to anyone above the age of 7 who can walk and receive a shot. Other services include free physical examinations, health education, medication review, blood pressure checks, and more. For more information, call 707-653-6331.
Added sugars are known enemies of good health, but reversing the negative effects is possible -- and it only takes a matter of days. That's according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco, published in the journal Obesity. Researchers found that when they cut added sugar from the diets of 42 obese children, it took just 10 days to see significant drops in blood pressure and cholesterol, among other things. "When we took the sugar out, the kids started responding to their satiety cues," Jean-Marc Schwarz of Touro University, senior author of the paper, said. "They told us it felt like so much more food, even though they were consuming the same number of calories as before, just with significantly less sugar."
Sugar is bad news, as one new study from University of California San Francisco and Touro University California researchers showed. But what actually happens to a child's body when there's high sugar intake and when the sweet stuff is removed from diet? According to Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz, senior author of the study, when sugar was taken out of the diets of the 43 child subjects, they began to heed their bodies' satiety clues, or know when they were full or hungry. Some even felt like they were being provided so much food, wrote the authors.
Physicians agree that good eating habits are something that should start at an early age. But still, some people become obese while they are still children. But now, a new study finds a child's health can dramatically improve simply by cutting out one type of food. Researchers at UCSF and Touro University put 43 obese kids on a diet for nine days. They didn't cut calories or carbs.
If you are suffering from obesity and want to get back to healthy weight then simply reduce sugar intake from your diet. Researchers from University of California San Francisco and Touro University California found that obese children became healthy in just 10 days by just reducing sugar intake in their diet. Senior author Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz of Touro University added that when sugar was taken out of their diets, the children began heeding their bodies' satiety cues."They told us it felt like so much more food," he said, highlighting the kids consumed the same number of calories.
Children who reduced their sugar intake saw a reversal of chronic metabolic diseases in as little as 10 days, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Obesity, researchers at the University of California San Francisco and Touro University California say the reversals of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other metabolic diseases occurred without reducing calorie intake or weight loss.
A recent study published in Obesity has found that cutting the amounts of sugar being consumed daily significantly improves the overall health of obese kids, in just ten days. "I have never seen results as striking or significant in our human studies; after only nine days of fructose restriction, the results are dramatic and consistent from subject to subject. These findings support the idea that it is essential for parents to evaluate sugar intake and to be mindful of the health effects of what their children are consuming," said Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California and senior author of the paper.
Not all sugars are created equally. Reducing the consumption of added sugar, or sugar added to food products as a sweetener, can significantly improve the health of obese and overweight children across a number of measures. According to a press release from the University of California, San Francisco, reducing added sugar intake was shown to reverse a number of metabolic diseases like high cholesterol and hypertension in obese children in as little as 10 days.
As Americans continue to choke down more sugar than ever, rates of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease have risen even as people are consuming less fat. Robert Lustig of the University of California, San Francisco, wanted to see if he could prove that sugar causes chronic diseases. For a so-called "proof of concept" study, Lustig and his team had 43 obese kids ages 9 to 18 fill out detailed food questionnaires to figure out how many calories they ate daily. Then, dietitians created plans that nixed most of the added sugar from their diets and replaced it with starchy, processed carbs. The change slashed their sugar calories from about 27 percent to 10 percent but they kept total calories the same. (This way, in theory, any health consequences observed couldn't be attributed to weight loss. If they started losing weight, which some did, they were instructed to eat more.)
Many of us eat salad and pound on a treadmill in the aim of being healthy. Instead, cutting out sugar could slash our risk of disease, experts have said. In just nine days, reducing sugar - without cutting calories or losing weight - was able to significantly lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as improving liver function. Fasting blood glucose levels fell by five points while insulin levels were cut by a third, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Touro University in California said.
Cutting most of the sugar from a child's diet can immediately improve health, even if the diet still contains the same amount of calories and carbohydrates as before, a new study suggests. Researchers put a group of 43 obese kids on a nine-day diet that severely restricted sugar intake, but replaced added sugars with starchy foods to maintain the children's intake of calories and carbs. That diet caused immediate reductions in their high blood pressure and improvement in their blood sugar and cholesterol levels, the investigators found.
Researchers offered new evidence Tuesday linking sugar consumption with conditions that can lead to diabetes and heart disease in children, fueling the debate over the causes of health problems related to obesity. The study was designed to isolate the effect of added sugar in particular, as opposed to calories. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and Touro University California took soda, pastries, sugary cereals and other foods and beverages sweetened with added sugar away from 43 Latino and African-American children and teens for nine days. They replaced those foods with pizza, baked potato chips, and other starchy processed foods.
This has certainly been the decade of jumping the sugar ship - and largely with good reason. The studies to illustrate what excess sugar can do to the body keep rolling in. And a new one in the journal Obesity goes a little further by trying to tease apart the difference between cutting out sugar and losing weight. It argues that sugar isn't bad because it makes you gain weight. It's bad because it brings about other, more sinister changes to the body - metabolic changes that are distinct from weight. Though this may be true, in part, weight certainly plays a role. So for the purposes of most of us, there may not be much reason to split hairs, since the takeaway hasn't changed: Sugar is bad for us for multiple reasons, and cutting down on it is usually a good thing.
Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found. In the new study, which was financed by the National Institutes of Health and published Tuesday in the journal Obesity, scientists designed a clinical experiment to attempt to answer this question. They removed foods with added sugar from a group of children's diets and replaced them with other types of carbohydrates so that the subjects' weight and overall calorie intake remained roughly the same.
REDUCING sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight has the power to dramatically improve health, experts say. A NEW study involving obese children found impressive results in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in as little as 10 days. Fasting blood glucose levels fell by five points while insulin levels were cut by a third, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Touro University in California said.
Reducing sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight has the power to dramatically improve health, experts have said. A new study involving obese children found impressive results in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in as little as 10 days. Fasting blood glucose levels fell by five points while insulin levels were cut by a third, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Touro University in California said. Jean-Marc Schwarz, senior author of the paper, added: "I have never seen results as striking or significant in our human studies."
Giving up sugar for just nine days can dramatically improve people's health, a new study claims. Senior paper author Jean-Marc Schwarz claimed he had never seen results "as striking or significant".
A new study concludes that even if calories are the same and no weight is lost, children are still healthier with added sugar - and the author say changes in high cholesterol and blood pressure, are noticeable in as little as 10 days. Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California and senior author of the paper added, "I have never seen results as striking or significant in our human studies; after only nine days of fructose restriction, the results are dramatic and consistent from subject to subject. These findings support the idea that it is essential for parents to evaluate sugar intake and to be mindful of the health effects of what their children are consuming."
Decreasing the amount of sugar in obese children's diets reduced several metabolic diseases in a recent study in as little as 10 days, suggesting parents pay more attention to sugar intake than calories when making changes to their kids' diets. Decreasing the amount of sugar in obese children's diets reduced several metabolic diseases in a recent study in as little as 10 days, suggesting parents pay more attention to sugar intake than calories when making changes to their kids' diets. "When we took the sugar out, the kids started responding to their satiety cues," said Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz, a researcher at Touro University California, in a press release. "They told us it felt like so much more food, even though they were consuming the same number of calories as before, just with significantly less sugar. Some said we were overwhelming them with food."
Reducing sugar in diets even without cutting calories or losing weight can dramatically improve health in as little as nine days, a study suggests. A new study involving obese children found significant results in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in less than two weeks. Scientists behind the study said it showed that sugar was "metabolically harmful not because of its calories" but because it places particular strain on the body.
Sugar is a bigger threat to health than many suppose, according to a study which claims it causes metabolic diseases such as high blood pressure and heart disease whether or not we put on weight. In the study, carried out at the UCSF Benioff children's hospital San Francisco and Touro University, California, the 43 children, aged nine to 18, had all been referred to hospital because of their weight and significant related health issues, such as high blood pressure.
The health of obese kids can rapidly and dramatically improve just by taking sugar out of their diet for less than 10 days, a new study by researchers at UCSF and Touro University in Vallejo has found. The researchers put 43 children and teenagers on a nine-day diet that severely restricted sugar without reducing calories, and virtually every measure of metabolic health -- blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels -- improved even though the participants didn't lose weight.
Kids who cut processed sugar from their diets for just nine days had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar -- a finding that supports the idea that sugar itself is a major culprit in heart disease and diabetes, researchers said Tuesday.
Kids who cut processed sugar from their diets for just nine days had lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar -- a finding that supports the idea that sugar itself is a major culprit in heart disease and diabetes, researchers said Tuesday.
In an interview with lead researcher and director of Clinical Research and Diabetes Services in Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jay H. Shubrook explains that the INSPIRE or "Intensive Insulin as the Primary Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes" trial was able to test how early insulin intervention can affect the glucose control, beta cell function, and side effects of a person. Their study was compared to the 2009 ADA treatment guidelines, showing better and more effective results.
Osteopathic physicians, researchers and aligned medical professionals will present clinical and research updates in 15 specialties at OMED 15 in Orlando October 17-21 ... New findings in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and potential breakthroughs in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease will be highlighted during the conference, with presentations from diabetes expert Jay Shubrook, DO, professor and director of diabetes services at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, and researcher Robert Nagele, PhD, director of the Biomarker Discovery Center at Rowan University. Both will update their research and offer insights for modifying disease progression.
Pharmacists are basically what stands between many of us and a life of pain and other symptoms, Solano County Supervisor Linda Siefert said. It's one of the reasons why she was at Vallejo's Touro University on Wednesday to mark October as American Pharmacists Month.
Jackie Ho, a 2015 College of Pharmacy graduate, wanted to be part of Touro University California for two reasons: Its unique 2+2 Program (two years didactic/two years clinical) as well as the leadership role Touro's faculty and students play on campus and beyond.
Since October is American Pharmacists Month, Touro University California is joining with other pharmacy organizations around the world in celebrating pharmacists and their contributions to health care and their communities, officials announced this week.
Four new University of California, San Francisco-Fresno residents have begun their family medicine training at the Adventist Health Community Care-Reedley Cypress clinic. Doctors Nicole Constantz, Theresa Day, Todd Macauley and Madeline Nguyen moved from Selma to Reedley Cypress under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Mario Martinez ... Nguyen earned her medical degree from Touro University in Vallejo.
Outrage over a pharmaceutical company's decision to increase the price of a decade sold drug by 5,000 percent ignited debate for measures to impose anti-gouging regulations in an industry that's free to charge whatever it wants for its products. Keith Yoshizuka, assistant dean of administration for the College of Pharmacy at Vallejo's Touro University ... said federal laws prevent drug manufacturers from price fixing or colluding on prices, but prices aren't regulated.
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) today announced the selection of its 2015-16 class of San Francisco Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellows―17 graduate students who will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.
Celebrating its ninth year, Touro University California will kick off the fall season with a zombie run/walk to raise money for two community causes.
The Solano County Medical Society (SCMS) awarded three Health Career scholarships to students studying in Solano County at the inaugural Summer Scholarship Reception held in Vallejo, CA. This year's scholarship recipients are Danny Troung, Hassie Cooper and Danelle Novales.
2015 Vallejo Graduates: As we begin another school year, the City of Vallejo recently congratulated the many students who celebrated the end of the school year with graduations. Both high school and higher education students worked diligently this year to complete their respective requirements to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.
Jose "Pepe" Medina can't thank Napa High School enough for providing him with four great years. He never missed a soccer practice. Even if he was sick, he still managed to make it out to the field to train with his teammates. He looked forward to going to each of his classes.
The incidence of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is rising steadily, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that two in five Americans will develop the disease in their lifetime. Two osteopathic family physicians share the strategies they use to help patients manage this difficult diagnosis.
Any parent can tell you that packing their child's lunch can be difficult. From including the right kind of juice to remembering to cut off the crusts, packing lunch for your kids can quickly get complicated. Lunch desires change more often than fashion trends. However, when your child has diabetes, school meal preparation becomes even more trying.
If you've ever wondered whether you're at risk for developing diabetes, you should know these numbers: nearly 2 million American adults and more than 5,000 children and adolescents will learn this year that they have Type 2 Diabetes. They will be part of almost 30 million Americans who already have the disease. But did you know that it's a preventable disease?
AMERICAN CANYON -- Doctors may treat the sick, but organizers of a health fair in American Canyon hoped to help visitors live well enough to avoid the doctor's office in the first place.
Touro University California Graduate School of Education master's degree candidates make a difference every day in the lives of students, in their schools and their districts. This week three of our Educational Technology grads supported their students to rise to high standards for performance!
In 2014, the International Diabetes Foundation reported 387 million people in the world have diabetes, with millions of cases going undiagnosed. Most people associate diabetes with excessive sugar intake or unhealthy living and think having diabetes means constantly taking shots of insulin. In fact, many don't realize there are actually a variety of diabetes that affect people in different ways.
Vallejo residents are invited to attend a free workshop on diabetes education, organized by Touro University California. The seven-week workshop starts Monday and will be conducted in both English and Spanish. Classes are run by Touro's Student-Run Free Clinic and will focus on diabetes management and education.
Drug shortages have turned into a nationwide chronic condition. Disruptions in production, safety recalls, difficulties finding key raw ingredients, shifts in demand and decisions to discontinue certain products are just some of the reasons pharmaceutical makers give for not having enough supply. Nearly half the time, research shows, the reason is not disclosed, but the problem has escalated over the past five years.
Juneteenth is about freedom. And equal rights. And, in honoring the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery, the importance of reading is the theme at Saturday's Vallejo Juneteenth Celebration at City Park. Children 8 and under will be given a free book. Two Kindle readers will be won in a drawing during the book fair, with a mural painted at the park helping children focus on literacy, literature and the arts.
Classes have started Monday for a Diabetes Education Program which teaches attendees on how to manage diabetes and different aspects of self-care, such as how to use glucometers and perform foot exams.
Travis Credit Union, in collaboration with NorthBay Healthcare, signed an agreement Wednesday to create a partnership and award six individual $5,000 scholarships to deserving nurses attending Touro University California's School of Nursing.
Travis Credit Union, in collaboration with NorthBay Healthcare, have created a partnership to award six individual $5,000 scholarships to deserving nurses attending Touro University California's (TUC) School of Nursing.
VALLEJO -- The American flag is flying again in front of the Mare Island hospital, for the first time since 9/11. Local dignitaries and military veterans joined with Touro University California staff in a special ceremony Friday as the Stars and Stripes was raised on the restored flag pole in front of the historic hospital.
A few people may find it strange that a flagpole -- located in front of the unoccupied Mare Island Hospital, which closed in the late 1950s -- once again holds an American flag. For others, the location is a perfect place to fly the flag. Through two world wars, American servicemen were treated at the hospital, with some succumbing to their wounds, making the location hallowed.
It's Vallejo, and it's Memorial Day weekend. And if you're looking for a city that truly gets that the list of what this weekend means -- no spoiler alert needed in this town -- does not include sunshine, beer, barbecues or mattress sales, take the exit off Interstate 80, enter Vallejo, and turn off your engine.
The American flag will once again fly proudly in front of the Mare Island Hospital, Touro University California officials have announced. Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, various dignitaries will be on hand to watch the raising of the flag -- the first American flag since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks -- to be flown on Mare Island.
This year, 7x7 teamed up with the University of Oregon to present the first ever Vanguard Award, which contributes $5000 to an outstanding citizen making a difference in the fields of education, sustainability, or community development, and the nominations were overwhelming. We picked seven local leaders as our finalists, and now, the people have spoken.
FAIRFIELD -- Sixteen energizer stations in Solano County will provide snacks and a free reusable tote bag to bicyclists Thursday in celebration of Bike to Work Day.
Woodland Clinic, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, announced that four new provides have joined their Woodland and Davis locations.
Hebrew Theological College, a Chicago-based Jewish institution, will be affiliating with the Touro College and University System, it was announced last week. The partnership is expected to be finalized at the end of June.
Mina Diaz will have two things to celebrate at Diaz & Loera Centro Latino's party Sunday afternoon: One year of serving the community and receiving United Way of the Bay Area's 'Achieve Award." "We're very excited that United Way considered the centro and what they do for this award," Diaz said by phone on Wednesday. "I'm humbled and honored to receive this and I'm blessed that I work with a wonderful group of volunteers that really, really care about Vallejo."
"It's basically an award to honor the unsung -- and even sung -- heroes in our community who really work on behalf of the children," Erickson said. "What we're here to do is make sure that the needs of children are really highlighted and those who work to benefit children and their welfare are honored. A lot of times they don't get the recognition they deserve." "It's basically an award to honor the unsung -- and even sung -- heroes in our community who really work on behalf of the children," Erickson said. "What we're here to do is make sure that the needs of children are really highlighted and those who work to benefit children and their welfare are honored. A lot of times they don't get the recognition they deserve."
Nootropics are a broad category of cognitive-enhancing supplements that include a range of compounds to improve memory, focus and mood. They come in the form of stimulants such as caffeine, vitamins like B6 and B12, fish oil and mood enhancer SAMe, and natural extracts as well as chemical compounds and enzymes to increase activity in the brain or boost metabolic function.
Students and faculty gathered in Lander Hall at Touro University California for the 14th Annual Research Day on Wednesday to learn about research that the school's staff has been working on for the past year.
MARE ISLAND -- Nearly 20 years since it closed down as a shipyard for the U.S. Navy, Mare Island sits at a critical juncture. Many of its oldest facilities have been cared for by a nonprofit foundation dedicated to preserving Mare Island's historic military importance to the nation, not to mention its economic significance to Napa and Solano counties
FAIRFIELD -- A foundation's survey puts Solano County last in the Bay Area for health - and problems like "food deserts" figure into the ranking, a public health professor says. Gayle Cummings, associate professor in the public health program at Touro University in Vallejo, said the limited access some local residents have to healthy foods at grocery stores affects their health.
An outreach event in conjunction with the Sexual Assault Awareness Month is scheduled on Wednesday. Solano Speaks Out 2015 will include speakers representing many different branches of the community, including Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams, county Supervisor Erin Hannigan, and from Solano Community College and Touro University. A representative from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is also set to speak.
Touro University California and Kaiser Permanente are hosting a walk for March of Dimes this Sunday on Mare Island. The two organizations are looking to raise money for March for Babies, a fundraiser to improve the health of babies by funding research that looks into premature births and other health problems facing newborns.
Like Berkeley and Davis, Vallejo is a college town -- a fact that somehow this fact doesn't register with many people. So, a dozen new banners saying so are going up downtown. A ceremony marking the "unveiling" of the banners along Georgia Street is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at Unity Plaza, at the corner of Georgia and Santa Clara streets, organizers said.
Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz of Touro led this pilot study on fructose in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco. The diets of eight healthy men between the ages of 18 and 64 were closely monitored for nine days as they were given a high-fructose diet. The same subjects were then monitored for another nine days, this time with a diet in which complex carbohydrates replaced fructose (while maintaining the same number of calories). The effects of the food from both diets were studied.
Touro University Intern: A Smooth(ie) Guy with the Circle of Sisters
As new cases of autism continue to explode, efforts to understand the condition in childhood is on a rapid growth. To help augment this understanding, April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month, which provides a perfect platform to review some important facts about autism and how it impacts our daily lives.
A variety of health care organizations set up tents outside the Department of Public Health building in Vallejo on Friday to provide health information to residents.
Patients on a high-fructose diet showed increases in conversion of sugar to fat, reduction of conversion of fat and an increase in liver fat, according to results released this week of a pilot study by researchers at UC-San Francisco and Touro University California in Vallejo.
With campuses on both coasts, the Touro College and University System is one of the largest health care educational systems in the country, offering a wide array of medical degree programs. Together with New York Medical College in Westchester County, Touro educates approximately 5,300 health sciences students annually. The original Touro PA program was started in 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, at Touro College. The president of the college at the time recognized that the PA profession was an important field with an especially promising future.
Student Spotlight: Touro University-California's James Hun Kim I am very active in a professional pharmacy organization called California Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (CSHP). I am a past president of my schools' chapter, and I stay involved as much as I can now.
Teenagers from seven local high schools were on the Touro University California campus Wednesday afternoon for the annual Teen Life Conference. The students were taken by bus to the Mare Island campus to learn about all things health-related, from nutrition to quitting smoking to sex education. The Touro gym was changed into an informational health fair, along with a number of interactive areas where students can participate in yoga, climb a rock wall or learn how to put on condoms.
VALLEJO -- The American Legion Post is trying to raise money by March 31 to install highway markers along its portion of the Purple Heart Trail that runs through Vallejo along Interstate 80.
When Roland Richardo Anderson started shooting at Maurice Stovall, he wanted to hurt him but not kill him, a pharmacologist said Monday.
Touro University California's (TUC) commitment to quality health care and education makes it a leading graduate institution in the Bay Area. Acknowledged in 2012 by the California Primary Care Association for producing the most primary care clinicians in California, TUC continues to help meet the urgent need for more primary care physicians for our state
"Feast Your Mind," the fifth annual fundraiser of Foster City's Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, takes place Feb. 21, with dinners and speakers at 13 Peninsula homes.
When Touro University staff helped the 32 members of its inaugural School of Nursing class into crisp white coats during a special ceremony in January, 17 of them were NorthBay Healthcare nurses, many with full-time jobs, seeking to further their careers.
Six months of hard work were rewarded recently as 28 women and four men earned their white medical coats as part of an 18-month nursing program at Touro University.
Friends and families of students at the School of Nursing at Touro University California in Vallejo gathered Wednesday afternoon to witness their white coat ceremony.
Through the San Francisco Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Melissa Belec, 25, is helping the Vallejo community she lives and studies in. A student at Touro University, Belec took her medical knowledge and created a program that keeps her involved with nutrition education in the community, and is also helping to organize a mobile garden for Vallejo.
Young lovers walking down the aisle may dream of long and healthy lives together, but close friends in the wedding party may have a better sense of whether those wishes will come true, suggests new research on personality and longevity from Washington University in St. Louis.
Armed with shovels, pickaxes and wheelbarrows, 11 fellows with the San Francisco Bay Area Albert Schweitzer Fellowship were on Mare Island Monday afternoon to break ground on a meditation garden. Coming from a variety of school backgrounds, from Stanford to the University of California, Berkeley and Vallejo's Touro University, these fellows took the time to take part in the beginning stages of the new garden.
At exactly noon on Wednesday, around 50 Touro University California medical students "died" on the steps leading to Lander Hall, in solidarity with recent nationwide protests over the deaths of African-Americans Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. The students joined other medical school students conducting similar protests across the country on Wednesday.
VALLEJO -- Ebola shows why physicians should have a global awareness that also lets them better understand their own communities, the deputy director of the Solano County Health Department says. "We can't ignore what is happening in another part of the world," Dr. Bela Matyas said Friday at Touro University in Vallejo, "because we are part of that world." "This just reinforces that reality," he said.
Bela Matyas was succinct with his words Friday afternoon while addressing students and faculty members at Touro University California. "We can't ignore what is happening in the other parts of the world," he said. Matyas, a health officer and deputy director of the Solano County Health Department, was one of the guest speakers during TUC's 10th annual Global Health Program symposium. The goal of the symposium is to inform TUC's health students and faculty about the changing arena of medicine and the role of physicians in the world.
On Tuesday morning, various representatives from the Vallejo Career Pathways Trust met at the Solano Community College Vallejo Center to discuss how local children and college students will continue to receive that encouragement, after the trust was awarded a $6 million grant as part of the larger California Career Pathways Trust.
Touro University California recently became one of eight nursing schools in California offering a path from an associate's to a master's degree in nursing. This is exciting news for nursing professionals at all levels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This new program gives them effective, timely and accessible ways to advance their careers. But from a broader perspective, Touro's new School of Nursing is helping answer critical demand for clinical nurses throughout the nation.
Several zombies were spotted Sunday morning on Mare Island. It's OK -- the zombies were there for a special purpose: Help raise funds for the Greater Vallejo Recreation District and the Global Center for Success, during Touro University California's 8th annual Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk.
VALLEJO -- A Touro University school of nursing - called the perfect match for Solano College graduates - was dedicated Monday in what the chief executive officer of Touro said was "an historic day for our university."
California faces a widely acknowledged shortage of primary-care physicians. As the Affordable Care Act is implemented in our state through Covered California, an estimated 2.3 million more Californians will obtain health insurance and access to basic health care by 2017
FAIRFIELD -- Nurse Elizabeth Scott-Paulson held up the red scarf, made by a patient, and shared the story behind it. The nurse wears red to work each day at Valley Care in Pleasanton. The color represents passion, energy, life and hope in the darkest moments, she said.
The old Blumstein's department store sits across 125th Street from the legendary Apollo Theater. It's something of a Harlem landmark, where "don't buy where you can't work" protests led to the hiring of African-Americans as the first salesclerks in 1934 and where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed by a mentally unstable woman during a book signing in 1958.
Things are looking bright for Touro University -- particularly for researchers in the TUC College of Pharmacy. The university was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Joseph & Vera Long Foundation to plan and design the re-purposing of four classrooms and meeting rooms into two research labs and two high technology classrooms.
Touro University California recently announced their College of Pharmacy was selected as the recipient of a $150,000 grant by the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation. The grant will allow Touro's College of Pharmacy to increase research and classroom space on its Mare Island campus.
Touro University California's Student-Run Free Clinic is offering a diabetes education program for seven consecutive Thursdays at the Norman C. King Community Center, 545 Magazine St. The first class was held on July 10. Each class is an hour long.
Local students finished Friday a biotechnology internship at Touro University, whetting their appetites for a future career in medicine.
FAIRFIELD -- Touro University California's Graduate School of Education will mark its 10th anniversary with a May 19 celebration honoring alumni, students and community members.
Following the failure of a parcel tax proposal to pass last month, Doctors Medical Center physicians and employees have made a concerted, heroic effort to save DMC. And they have found a workable solution.
Kelly Campbell, a 2014 candidate for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Touro University California, will be the keynote speaker for the Mare Island campus commencement services. Before attending Touro, Campbell served five years in the U.S. Air Force, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Among the thousands of students who learned this week whether they could begin practicing medicine are 120 California Touro University California students from the college of Osteopathic Medicine. That's more than just good graduation news. The students will help fill a doctor shortage, officials said.
Touro University California has recognized and honored six recipients chosen as this year's Public Health Hero, for their contributions and commitment to public health service and research. Nominees for the annual award demonstrated outstanding leadership on public health issues, community services and/or active involvement in relevant public health research.
The conversion of sugars to fat, and strides in HIV research are just a couple of the topics to be aired during on Touro University's 13th annual Research Day Wednesday on the Mare Island campus in Vallejo. The day-long event includes displays of more than 60 abstracts detailing a variety of research occuring at the Touro University California campus by faculty and students.
For the leader of a class on healthy living at Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy, Andrew Muck takes a somewhat low-key approach, not saying much or directing lessons among the parents and children. And that's one measure of its success. Muck is a Touro University California student with a passion for public health, and strong desire to empower both adults and children to embrace healthy food and activities.
More than 50 people gathered at Touro University Farragut Inn in Vallejo to honor six recipients chosen as this year's Public Health Heroes. These are Touro students and officials who have demonstrated "significant contributions and a commitment to public health service and research," according to a school announcement.
I TOURED Touro University's medical campus in Vallejo this week. Let me say this right off: I'd have a hard time following a lecture on hypovolemic shock -- one of a billion topics in a classroom we visited -- when beyond its windows dunes of emerald lawns dappled by shadow and light rolled past historic Navy shipyard buildings and spilled into the sparkling straits of Mare Island.
VALLEJO -- Touro University of California is preparing to launch a new nursing school at its Mare Island campus this April, focusing on instruction that provides an accelerated path for working nurses seeking an advanced degree and the nationally recognized "clinical nurse leader" certification.
Touro University California on Mare Island in August will open a nursing program that offers a master's degree. Officials with the Vallejo university came to Fairfield on Tuesday to make the announcement at the Solano County Events Center before an audience of local civic leaders. The School of Nursing during its initial year is to have 30 to 33 students who are registered nurses with lesser degrees.
Trained to care for others, nurses have a tough go of it themselves at times, and Touro University wants to lend them a helping hand. That help has taken the form of a new School of Nursing, which will soon begin at the Touro University California campus on Mare Island.
Touro University California announced Tuesday the opening of a new nursing program designed for working registered nurses with an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and leading to a Master's Degree in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader Certification.
Mare Island Academy junior Devin Jefferson said he knows it's bad to eat too much junk food, but during a health conference at Touro University on Thursday he said teens find it hard to resist. He said they are bombarded with temptations, and have few healthy eating options in Vallejo. The Vallejo teen got some serious fortification for his resolve to eat healthy food at Touro's annual Teen Life Conference.
VALLEJO -- Touro University California may have found its biggest cheerleader in Shelley Berkley, the school's new CEO and senior provost of the western division.
Had someone told Shelley Berkley three months ago she'd be Touro University's new CEO and Senior Provost she said she would have "told them they are out of their minds." But that's exactly the position the former seven-term Nevada Democratic congresswoman is in. She said Tuesday during an interview on the Mare Island campus that she couldn't be more eager to immerse herself in the world of higher education.
Pledging to move Touro University's Vallejo and Nevada campuses "to the next level," former seven-term Nevada congresswoman Shelley Berkley struck an optimistic note Monday.
School's just getting started for former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley.
Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley will be introduced to students and faculty in her new role as CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University's Western Division.
Diabetes is a growing health problem and Touro University will attempt to halt its spread by offering free hour-long courses at its student run free clinic in South Vallejo.
Vallejo's institutes of higher education are both in calmer financial waters in 2013 thanks to voter-approved tax funding, and new construction on nearly all the campuses.
A former Nevada congresswoman has been named CEO and Senior Provost of Touro College and University System. Shelley Berkley will replace Michael Harter whose leadership led to the creation of six new schools in a five-year period in both California and Nevada.
Former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been appointed to run Touro College and University system's Western Division, the company announced Wednesday.
Former Democratic congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been appointed to lead the Nevada and California campuses of the New York-based Touro College & University System.
Former U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley is taking on a new job as CEO and senior provost of the Touro College and University System in Nevada and California. The Jewish-sponsored institution made the announcement Wednesday morning.
An economic summit focusing on the synergy between education and economic development drew several dozen to Solano Community College on Friday.
Eric Ip, PharmD, CDE, a diabetes specialist and clinical pharmacist with Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Clinics, Mountain View, Calif., manages a group of patients with uncontrolled diabetes, but not through the usual medication therapy management (MTM) protocol that gained popularity under Medicare Part D. - See more at: http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/collaborative-practice-agreements#sthash.cPa9Tiza.dpuf
Like all medical schools, the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California has a gross anatomy lab. You know, cadavers, formaldehyde and dissecting tools. But Touro's lab has something no other West Coast lab can claim: a kosher seal of approval.
A retired police officer who became a Vallejo middle school teacher has been named one of California's five "Teachers of the Year," State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.
There was something for everyone during a Sunday festival that showcased Mare Island and what it has to offer. The inaugural Mare Island Fall Festival was the result of a collaboration involving Touro University, Mare Island community, and the various nonprofit organizations on the island.
A $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund exploration into how meal composition and frequency affects cardiovascular disease risk, the latest focus of Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz and his research team at Touro University California.
Businesses from Mare Island will be teaming up to bring Vallejo its first Mare Island Fall Festival this Saturday in various locations on the Island. The collaborative effort will include activities from Touro University, Mare Island Golf Club, Mare Island Historical Park Foundation Artifacts Museum, Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and more.
Touro University California invites all to increase their health and wellness, while running or walking through historic and revitalized Mare Island, at the seventh annual Mare Island 5K Run & Walk on Sunday, Oct. 13. This special event will benefit both the Global Center for Success and the Greater Vallejo Recreation District.
FAIRFIELD -- The Greater Vallejo Recreation District and Global Center for Success are the beneficiaries of a 5-kilometer run that is part of the Mare Island Fall Festival on Oct. 13.
After staring down the face of AIDS/HIV for 20 years, Jessie Brooks is glad to be alive and about to turn 52, he told a small crowd assembled at Touro University Friday for a conference on staying healthy with the disease.
Because family doctors deal with all kinds of people, Vallejo's ethnic diversity is a big plus in recruiting for the new family medicine residency program Kaiser Permanente's putting together here, a spokeswoman and teaching doctor said.
Touro University California on Mare Island will be observing the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot, an eight-day harvest holiday that arrives during the Hebrew month of Tishrei.
Those who attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at Touro University California this year will not only take part in the Days of Awe. They will get an awesome view as well.
Touro University on Vallejo's Mare Island opened a newly renovated library and pharmacy teaching facility to students this fall semester, the latest in a series of property improvements made to the historic, 44-acre cluster of 23 former U.S. Navy facilities since the nonprofit private university first opened a campus there in 1999.
Touro University California in Vallejo recently announced that Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz and his research team have been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant of more than $3 million over the course of five years.
Matthew Blaisdell said he envisioned Touro University's first Relay for Life event as a cross between Vallejo's Color Vibe Fun Run, a mixer and a track-and-field relay race.
Before the first pitch of a recent matchup between the Mets and the Atlanta Braves, Dr. Levine, Dean Spinelli-Sexter and Dean Cammarata were presented with the Mets' Spirit Award, which they accepted on behalf of Touro College. Nearly 150 students, alumni, faculty, members of the administration and friends, representing all Touro schools and programs, cheered on the home team as part of Touro Night with the Mets.
More than 100 kids and adults enjoyed Tuesday's National Night Out in Yountville. "It's a great turnout," said Napa County Sheriff's Lt. Pete Berg. The Yountville event, part of a nationwide effort to build safe communities, joined other area gatherings in Napa and in American Canyon.
Jewish Heritage Night for the San Francisco Giants this year is more notable for what's happening off the field than on it. On the field? Feh. The Giants are limping along with more losses than wins and are settling into the National League West's low-rent district. But off the field, the team's ninth annual Jewish heritage game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, Aug. 6 has some pretty impressive marquee value: an appearance by beatboxing reggae star Matisyahu.
Touro University California recently completed a makeover of their library. The remodel encompassed the building in its entirety, including the demolition of a kitchen, walk-in freezers and ice boxes, study rooms and a small combination classroom-computer lab.
For Nancy Brodovsky, becoming involved professionally with Touro University is a bit of a family affair. Her son, Jeffrey, just completed his third year in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Bay area facility, which also offers programs in Education and Health Sciences and Pharmacy.
Some had an inkling that they wanted to become physicians at a young age, but self-doubts, poor study habits or life circumstances got in the way. Others discovered their medical calling after many years in other professions. Each with a unique story, students who begin medical school in middle age or older face high hurdles but often experience tremendous personal satisfaction. Many are motivated by the desire to care for the underserved, make a difference in their communities or more fully leverage their cognitive abilities for the greater good.
VALLEJO -- Eptisam Lambo knows she wants a career in medicine. Her early choice is neurosurgery. The incoming Mare Island Technology Academy senior may reconsider her specialty after attending the 2013 Biotech Academy Touro Summer Internship. A workshop on osteopathic medicine, presented by Dr. Janet Burns, piqued her interest.
Ever since she was a little girl, Vallejo teen Eptistam Lambo has wanted to be a doctor. This summer, she got a little closer to her dream, plus she got to help conduct research which could lead to a cure to a debilitating disease. Lambo is one of 14 Mare Island Technology Academy students participating in a special summer internship program at Touro University.
Including a pharmacist in the care of adults with type 2 diabetes improved short-term surrogate markers and long-term cardiovascular risks, according to a study conducted in an HMO primary care environment.
In recent years, oral oncology agents have flooded the market, providing new therapeutic options. Although these drugs are seen as more convenient for patients, they come with a unique set of challenges, according to a panel of experts at the 2013 annual meeting of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association.
A Miami doctor saved a stranger who fell onto the PATH tracks in the West Village just as a train was pulling into the station. Ben Abo, 32, an ER doc and former paramedic, was standing on a crowded platform at the Ninth Street stop at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when the man suffered a seizure and teetered at the platform edge.
Creating, recruiting for and implementing a pilot youth arts mentoring program in Vallejo was not so easy. But the end result, one Vallejo community member said, was a "win-win-win" situation. The "Out of Pocket Artistry" youth arts program, culminating in a downtown gallery reception set for Saturday night, was one of two community projects that came out of this year's Leadership Vallejo class.
A Touro University professor and his research team who are trying to gain more understanding of obesity have received a huge boost to continue their efforts. Touro bio chemistry professor Jean Marc-Schwarz and his team have been awarded a new National Institutes of Health grant of more than $3 million to be used over the next five years.
Touro University's College of Pharmacy on Mare Island is a winner of the Script Your Future Team Challenge's "Health Disparities, Under-Represented Community Outreach Award."
Touro University California will hold its 13th commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 2 in the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. During the service, some 463 degree candidates will receive their diplomas
Going to college is expensive enough for California Maritime Academy students in Vallejo, but with the threat of interest rates on student loans doubling this summer that outlay could go even higher.
The time has come for caps to fly and diplomas to be signed. Vallejo's universities have finished final exams completing the semester and graduation has ceremonies will continue into June.
Everyone knows that driving drunk is not just a bad idea, it's potentially dangerous and against the law. But, is talking on a hands-free cell phone just as bad as having a few drinks and getting behind the wheel?
The cafeteria scene at Touro University California on Mare Island - a nonprofit institution of higher education under Jewish auspices - is busy with graduate students and staff, most looking to order the day's special or perhaps, a soup-du-jour. A lively buzz spills from the spacious lounge area, once home to the Navy's Officer's Club, as students engage in conversation.
Volunteers and medical personnel teamed up on Wednesday as Solano County and Travis Air Force Base prepared for a disaster. The scenario of an earthquake hitting the county isn't too far fetched so the local hospitals sprung into action like it was the real deal.
Vallejo is known for its waterfront and history, but what many people may not know, it is also known as a place for filming. In June 2011, Vallejo was used, in part, as a site for filming a major motion picture directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
A diabetes care team that included a clinical pharmacist led to major improvements in glycemic control, LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and long-term cardiovascular risk. -
Touro University's Graduate School of Education on Mare Island s hosting a Spring Information Night 6 p.m. Monday for prospective students to learn about the school's 23 credential and degree programs for educators.
What would happen if people shed conventional wisdom about obesity? They would likely lose a lot of weight, says science and health journalist Gary Taubes, author of the eye-opening book "Why We Get Fat."
Touro University has partnered with the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) and Solano Coalition for Better Health (SCBH) to observe National Infant Immunization Week.
With one of the biggest health stories facing Americans being the rise in childhood obesity, Touro University is hosting a talk with an award-winning science and health journalist. Gary Taubes will be the keynote speaker for Touro's "12th Annual Research Day" event at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Lander Hall on the Mare Island campus.
Thousands of children get ill each year in the United States from diseases that could have been prevented by routine childhood immunizations.
Like many siblings, Melanie Keller wanted something of her brother's. In this case it was a recorder, a flute-like woodwind instrument.
It's not that Melanie Keller takes her job with the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra seriously. Or that teaching 30 flute students isn't a big deal. But when the guest soloist for the April 7 VSO ponders her two sons, the reality of motherhood hits her. And now, with Owen 5-1/2 and Jacob 3-1/2, Keller understands what family means.
The Vallejo Symphony Orchestra culminated its 81st season with a return performance at Touro University's Lander Hall in Vallejo on Sunday. The concert, titled "Storms and Passions," included works by Schumann, Fauré and Tchaikovsky and featured VSO co-principal flautist Melanie Keller on solo flute.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Grant has been awarded to Touro University California, only one of 10 universities in the nation to receive the offer. The Grant is designed to create models of implementation for other teacher preparations programs in California and the nation.
Solano County this month is shining the spotlight on children who are in situations both good and bad. The Solano County Board of Supervisors passed several resolutions Tuesday that involve children. The overarching resolution declared April as Children's Month and 2013 as the Year of the Child.
A day celebrating women garnered more than $6,000 for the Solano County Library Foundation. Solano County's sixth annual Women's History Month Luncheon welcomed many government representatives, business and community leaders and those passionate about reading.
If things go their way, there might be fresh vegetables and fruit at almost every corner in Vallejo. People's Garden on Mare Island is one of the first community gardens in the city, and its coordinator Vilma Aquino plans to help others develop their own garden.
The research of Public Health Program Global Health Track Chair, Dr. Carinne Brody and her two student research assistants, Keely Molina Johnson and Ruby Warnock were featured on the Africa Views Radio Program hosted by Dr. Padmini Murthy of New York Medical College
SAN FRANCISCO--Seeing Shen Yun perform at the SHN Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday was a moving experience for university dean Jim O'Connor.
Unable to see her regular doctor, and not willing to wait a long time to be seen at a walk-in clinic or emergency room, Alicia Clark of Centralia traveled to Lacey on Sunday to try something different. The new clinic, called Sunday Clinic, was opened last month by Dr. Brandon Elrod and his wife, Amanda, at The Marston Center in Lacey, 677 Woodland Square Loop SE. It was created to provide more convenient hours for patients it's open Saturdays and Sundays and evenings by appointment during the week as well as cater to uninsured patients.
Rather than operate on wishful thinking, a recently completed economic development study suggests the best approach for growing Vallejo's economy is to play to its strengths, economic development director Ursula Luna-Reynosa said.
Torriana, 7, wrote down "I love Lincoln because it is fun." Her small poster will be one of the many posters hung in the hallway of Lincoln Elementary School. The creations were made by the community members during Saturday's first-time "I Am Lincoln" community event organized by the school
Robert J. Ignoffo, PharmD, professor of pharmacy at Touro University California and clinical professor emeritus, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been honored with the Award of Excellence for 2012 from the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA).
Armed with high energy music, baskets of fruits and vegetables and fliers by the dozens, Touro University students delivered a big message to dozens of high school students -- it's never too late to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
FAIRFIELD -- Dara Ghasemi and Sai Aquisap spent six weeks making the rounds at Solano County pediatric clinics to help treat children with such illnesses as respiratory ailments - and also to learn.
Next week, Touro University will air "The Waiting Room," the 2012 documentary that looks at health care at Oakland's Highland Hospital, and the screening will help the university's student-run free clinic, said Andrea Garcia, Touro director of external relations.
In two recent postings, we talked about the services that the Touro University-staffed free clinic offers residents of our area. In this posting, we will hear more from the staff.
Erika Blue of Ozcat Radio interviews students and staff of the Touro University Student-Run Free Clinic
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Educators who wish to change their schools for the better must first take a look at themselves. And that goes for both teachers and administrators, said Anthony Muhammad, a former principal and an author and education consultant who gave a lecture Thursday about transforming school culture.
Touro University's Public Health Club is hosting a screening of the HBO Documentary, "Weight of the Nation, Part 3: Children in Crisis" on Sunday, February 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lander Hall Auditorium. A panel discussion with public health officers, doctors and students will follow.
Vallejo hometown advantage: Christie Blondek _Bridging the hearing gap
An Intimate Screening of the Award-Winning Film "The Waiting Room" and Discussion with Director Peter Nicks
Imagine an intimate portrait of an overcrowded emergency room. Inside there's a little girl with a high fever whose neck is visibly swollen; a hard-working carpet layer with back pain so severe that he can't sleep; and a young man in his 20s with symptoms of cancer. Welcome to a snippet of director Peter Nicks' documentary film, "The Waiting Room."
After two years of planning and transformation, the classroom and lab addition to Touro University's campus has finally opened. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility took place on Thursday, January 31, 2013, when the facility officially opened for staff and students.
Winning Abstracts from the 2012 Medical Student Abstract Competition: The Study of Neuronal Sensitivity to Ischemic Damage in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease Author: Rung-Chi Li, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine California, Class of 2013
Fructose - it seems as if it's in everything we eat and drink today. It's in our energy drinks, cereals, desserts and sodas.
Touro University is hosting a special presentation on transforming school culture and boosting student learning and success through creation of healthy environments.
Touro University California's Graduate School of Education, together with the Vallejo City Unified School District, is hosting a presentation in February about changing school culture by creating healthy environments and how they affect student learning.
Finals. Studying into the wee hours. Worry, stress - and mind games. The last is what students enjoyed Thursday at Touro University as Guy Bavli, "Master of the Mind," stopped by Lander Hall for a show that included some mind reading and spoon bending.
Touro University California and Solano County recently initiated a partnership that combines healthcare services
A host of local organizations were honored Tuesday for helping Solano County be recgonized by America's Promise for Youth as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" in the United States.
The Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California (TUCOM-CA) recently partnered with Solano County to provide clinical academic opportunities for osteopathic medical students (and several of the school's College of Pharmacy students) within the Solano County's health clinic community.
As use of high fructose corn syrup in foods has risen worldwide so has the prevalence of diabetes. That's the conclusion of a new study by the University of Southern California and University of Oxford.
The Mare Island 5K walk/run has evolved into a great community tradition. In its 6th year, this contest's proceeds go to the Fighting Back Partnership and Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD).
Wearing a soiled baseball cap, dark-rimmed glasses and a long black beard, 34-year old Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum might appear to be a most unlikely winemaker. And Napa Valley might be an unlikely place for an Orthodox Rabbi, his wife and their five young children to call home. There are no kosher restaurants, no Jewish days schools and you have to schlep to San Francisco to get your kosher groceries.
Touro University California Opens Different Path Into Healthcare Profession, With A Passion to Make a Difference
In a time when the U.S. is expected to face a shortage of doctors, students like UCLA graduate Sibyl Knight are helping to make a difference. The 2009 graduate, who is also a former Bruin mascot, quickly discovered a passion for Osteopathic Medicine when she learned of its whole body approach to assessment and treatment.
The Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs (BIOMEA) held its 14th Annual International Seminar, "Osteopathic Medicine: Hands-on Care Worldwide," on Sunday, Oct. 7 during OMED 2012 in San Diego.
With a shortage of primary care physicians expected on the horizon, Touro University has been recognized for producing the most such physicians in California.
For Touro University professor Assefaw Ghebrekidan, universal access to health care is a simple premise the school applies locally and through the prisms of increasingly complex cultures and countries. His own experiences include growing up in sub-Saharan Africa and delivering health care to nomads and poor villagers for nearly 15 years as part of the Eritrean Popular Liberation Front.
The partnership between Touro University and Solano County's health care services now serves Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville, it was announced Monday night at a public event.
Sandwiched between World Food Day and U.S. Food Day, Vallejo will play host to a new event on Saturday, focused on issues ranging from obesity and hunger to urban farming and healthy eating.
Touro University California continues to develop new programs and partnerships on its Vallejo campus.
Today the city of Vallejo was profiled as part of the ongoing "Strong Cities | Strong State" campaign highlighting local government success stories across California. "Strong Cities | Strong State" is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).
David Evans, a professor of biological and pharmaceutical sciences at Touro University California and a UC Berkeley associate research scientist, is a co-author of this study. The article appeared in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Rows of sealed transparent bags, 150 of them to be exact, filled a table top inside the Global Center for Success on Wednesday. These bags are hygiene kits donated to the organization by a group of Touro University students, who are also members of the community service fraternity Sigma Sigma Phi.
Solano County is urging local youths to help push the Food and Drug Administration to ban flavorings -- including menthol -- from tobacco products.
Nemesia Kelly, Community Service & Outreach Coordinator for the Public Health Program, College of Education and Health Sciences, talks briefly with KUIC On-Air Host John Young about Touro University California's Public Health Program and the benefits of being one of its students.
Hundreds of shoppers received free health screenings Sunday at Vallejo Seafood City Supermarket during the bi-annual health fair organized by a Touro University student organization and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vallejo.
Debra Maxwell is moving to Vallejo soon and took a big step toward allaying her concerns about crime by attending the Heritage District National Night Out block party Tuesday evening.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California (TUCOM-CA) recently hosted a summer internship program aimed at providing students from local high schools a first-hand look at osteopathic medicine and osteopathic medical education.
Even before she decided to become a physician assistant, Emem Ekpenyong knew she wanted two things out of a career in medicine: To work in primary care and to work with underserved communities. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) made both of those dreams a reality.
Thirsty for knowledge, Vallejo High School senior Carl Artist soaked up all he could about medicine, public health and osteopathic medicine through a summer internship program at Touro University.
The Napa Valley Education Foundation and the Napa Rotary Club recently selected their 2012 Teacher of the Year recipients. TUC GSOE Master of Arts in Education, Educational Technology student Karin Blackwood was able to garner this prestigious award as a teacher in Napa High School.
Former Touro Student, Ray Myslewski, Comments on the Role of Aspergers in San Jose.
Schwarz's interview is part of a four-part show on changes in the U.S. and British food industries during the 1970s and 1980s and whether those changes are behind the obesity epidemic.
In this segment of BBC's "The Men Who Made Us Fat," Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz, professor at Touro University California, discusses with BBC's Jacques Peretti the effects of fructose (in table sugar and in high fructose corn syrup ) on the liver and its health consequences.
That string of letters may feel like a mouthful. But to Touro University Associate Professor Dr. Alison McCormick, they are just household words. And attractive ones to boot. In fact McCormick, thanks to her newly acquired Grand Challenges Exploration Grant, will be spending lots of time with this tobacco plant as she tests the ability of a low-cost plant-based synthetic biology method to produce complex molecules capable of making low-cost vaccines.
If tobacco was a celebrity, it would be desperately seeking an image makeover. Other plants are glamorized as 'botanicals' and their ingredients command high prices under tony labels. But tobacco usually garners bad press - the negative media attention triggered when someone has his day in court with a cigarette producer.
Dr. Alison McCormick, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Touro University, has recently received two grants that will help with her research projects, titled "Adaptation of a Novel RNA Virus for Vaccine Use" and "Plant-Produced Synthetic RNA Vaccines."
Almost like the green plants around them taking in the sun, several dozen Vallejo school children soaked up knowledge, fresh fruit and exercise under the sky during special field trips this week at Touro University.
"Fun" is usually not synonymous with a flu pandemic. But Dr. James Foy, a Touro University professor and pediatrics physician, used that very word as he was in his element during the 2009 swine flu scare.
Though Joy Dugan is nearing graduation, her involvement with Touro University's Student Run Health Clinic has not waivered. Dugan, a graduate student of Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health, was a student leader in the initial opening of the Student Run Health Clinic back in October of 2010.
A Touro University pediatrician calls a new study linking autism with obesity during pregnancy a good, but not definitive, source of information.
Through the sponsorship of the American Medical Women's Association I had the wonderful opportunity to go to East Africa to work in a primary health care clinic from February 4-18, 2012.
Some years ago, a series of books, albums, songs and comedy routines began with the phrase, "You don't have to be Jewish ..." What followed could be anything from "because when you're in love, the whole world is Jewish" or an advertisement on the order of "to love our bagels."
Found in everything from baby food to sodas, high-fructose corn syrup is a sweet problem a Touro University professor has been trying to solve nearly his entire career.
Students were able to get brief hands-on experience listening to heartbeats, experimenting with taste buds and getting a feel for osteopathic medicine.
In today's schools students become proficient in taking notes and passing tests -- and not with skills and knowledge they need to be successful adults in the real world.
Touro University in Vallejo has received a $125,060 grant from a state agency which aims to increase the number of primary care providers, physician assistants and family nurse practitioners.
A Touro University student organization joined with Kaiser Permanente to organize a free health fair for the community Sunday.
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