For Immediate Release

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Associate Vice President, University Advancement

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Touro University California receives honorable award

from American Osteopathic Association

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VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA (July 24, 2017) – Each year theOsteopathic Association (AOA) recognizes leaders of the osteopathic medical profession that are implementing innovative activities to advance the profession on a whole. At the organization’s annual awards ceremony on Saturday, July 22 it bestowed the prestigious STAR award (Strategic Team Award and Recognition) to Touro University California for advances being made at the Vallejo campus.

Accepting the award at the ceremony on behalf of Touro was Dr. Michael Clearfield, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “What a tremendous honor it was to accept this award from the AOA on behalf of Touro,” said Clearfield, DO. “The efforts that the faculty and staff make to not only advance the profession on a whole but also to ensure that each and every student on our campus receives the highest level of education is something that we take great pride in.”

The AOA selects recipients each year from the Osteopathic affiliates (states and specialties), OPTIs, colleges and non-practice affiliates to receive the STAR award. Touro University California was selected in recognition of launching its GROUPIE program an acronym for seven distinct and measurable outcomes that help to collectively define the unique and distinctive skills of graduates of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. These skills include Global Health; Research; Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Obesity; Hand-held Ultrasound; Public Health; Inter-Professionalism; and Empathy.

“This prestigious award is just the latest example of how committed Touro is to lead the way for medical education,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University California. “Dr. Clearfield and the entire faculty here on campus work selflessly to provide our students with the knowledge they need to be the best healthcare providers possible in order to make great strides in the community.”

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