men and women standing in front of building holding signs related to diabetes

Diabetes Dream Team

The Diabetes Research Education And Management Team (DREAM Team)

Touro California's DREAM Team — part of the College of Osteopathic Medicine — is dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and empowering all those affected by prediabetes and diabetes.

Tess Calinawan

Clinical Research Coordinator, DREAM Team


She brings a wealth of experience with her, including an internship here at the TUC’s Metabolic Research Center in 2019. Tess (short for Marites) enjoys spending time with her family and loves trail walks. “The most refreshing trail for me was Multnomah Falls, Oregon and the most challenging trail was Koko Head Crater in Oahu, Hawaii.