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Diabetes Dream Team

Finding answers. Helping people.

Touro University California's DREAM (Diabetes Research Education And Management) Team — part of the College of Osteopathic Medicine — is dedicated to education about, diagnosis and treatment of research into the international health crisis that is diabetes.

Sami Tuquan

Clinical Research Assistant, DREAM Team


Sami Tuqan completed his Bachelor in Science degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2018. His experience working in research programs as well as medical escribe solidified his desire to become a physician. He started a Pre-Health post-bac program at Mills College in Oakland and since has worked part time as a medical assistant at the Retinal Diagnostic Center in Campbell. He joins our team as a clinical research assistant and will be aiding our research coordinator Tess Calinawan in the TUC Metabolic Research Center.

In his free time Sami enjoys exploring and traveling to new places with his partner, spending time with his mini-goldendoodle puppy Simba, and watching or playing sports.