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For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 280-8771

Touro University California hosts 15th annual Research Day
with highly distinguished lineup of speakers

Touro University California will host its 15th annual Research Day to showcase the recent work of its faculty and students all while celebrating their contributions to current community relevant health issues.

Attendees will enjoy the keynote address given by Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California San Francisco and expert in childhood obesity and metabolism. In late 2015, Touro researchers and investigators joined by Dr. Lustig, reported striking results from a study in which fructose was restricted in the diets of 43 children between the ages of 9 and 18 who were obese and had at least one other chronic metabolic disorder, such as hypertension, high triglyceride levels, or a marker of fatty liver.

Further expanding on the health crisis that is diabetes, Touro diabetologist Jay Shubrook, DO, will lecture on his many research and outreach programs geared at making a vast impact for the more than 1 in 3 Californians currently diabetic or pre-diabetic. Later in the day experts from Touro including Carinne Brody MPH, MA, DrPH, from the Public Health program, will showcase recent research that received astounding funding.


  • Interviews with leading researchers on current community relevant health topics
  • Tours of newly opened Touro research facility and clinic
  • View the most recent research of all Touro faculty and students at the poster sessions

Thursday, April 14
1 p.m. -1:05 p.m.
Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior Provost
Dr. Alejandro Gugliucci, M.D., PhD., COM-Associate Dean of Research

1:05 p.m. -2:05 p.m.
Keynote Address
"What is Metabolic Syndrome, and Why Are Children Getting It?"
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, UCSF

2:05 p.m. -2:30 p.m.
"Changing the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes?"
Jay H. Shubrook Jr., D.O. FACOFP, FAAFP, BC-ADM, Professor, Primary Care Department, TUCOM

2:30 p.m. -2:55 p.m.
"Reaching Hard-to-Reach and Hidden Populations with Health Services: A Case Study from Cambodia"
Carinne Brody, DrPH, MPH, MA, Assistant Professor, Public Health Program, CEHS

3 p.m. -6 p.m.
Poster session featuring student research alongside faculty
Hors d'oeuvres and wine to be served.

Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94594

**Lectures from 1 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. to be held in Lander Hall – Lecture Hall A
**Poster Session from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to be held in Farragutt Inn

Additional information is available online at www.tu.edu, on Facebook, Instagram @tourocalifornia, Twitter @TouroCalifornia.

For media information, please contact:
Mandi McCary / Dana Gifford
702-277-7107 / 702-219-0530
mandi@mmgnv.com / dana@mmgnv.com

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news