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Touro University cut the ribbon Monday on a sprawling flagship campus in Times Square that will consolidate several of the private Jewish institution’s local schools under one roof.
Touro University California offers the only program in which a master’s degree in physician assistant studies and a master’s in public health are earned concurrently, integrating the material across the two disciplines.
In the health rankings, Touro University California tied for No. 16 in the physician assistant category; U.S. News was not able to confirm how it did last year in that category.
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“This will promote the visibility of pharmacy and peer reviewed journals, the visibility of pharmacy practice, the impact of the of the research that we had, and its exposure, to lay press to other professions and to improve the research that was ultimately published in pharmacy practice,” said Shane Desselle, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, professor of social and behavioral pharmacy at the Touro University California College of Pharmacy, in an interview with Pharmacy Times.
“This study is interesting,” commented Dr. Sumera Ahmed, an assistant professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California, who was not involved in the study.
Touro University California’s physician assistant program was 16th in the nation in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking.
With the growing body of research into psychedelic medicines such as psilocybin and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), pharmacists are sure to become crucial in the management and handling of these novel treatments. One important role for pharmacists in this space will be managing adverse effects (AEs) and potential drug-drug interactions. In an interview with Pharmacy Times, expert Kelan Thomas, PharmD, MS, discussed what pharmacists should know about this rapidly changing space.
Kelan Thomas, a psychiatric pharmacist with Touro University in California, is particularly concerned about the interaction of psychedelics with psychiatric medications such as serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. To address these concerns, Thomas and his colleague Benjamin Malcolm conducted a review of existing literature to evaluate the potential risks of combining psychedelics with psychiatric medications. Their findings, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, have helped us better understand the risks associated with the mixing of psychedelics and antidepressants.
Medical students from Touro University previously helped in starting the garden; Aquino said she sees the partnership with Kaiser as an extension that began in 2014 after having received an email request for collaboration from a former Vallejo physician.
Touro University California moved to the old hospital in 1999, three years after the Navy shut down the Mare Island shipyard. The school now has an enrollment of about 1,400 students. Touro offers graduate degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health and education. The university is a member of the Touro College and University System, Jewish-sponsored nonprofit institutions of higher and professional education.