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Touro University California 2015 Commencement Ceremony

May 28, 2015

This year, TUC will host a separate ceremony for each of the colleges, beginning with the College of Osteopathic Medicine on Sunday morning, followed by the College of Education and Health Sciences on Sunday at 6 p.m., and the College of Pharmacy at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015. All ceremonies will be held at the Masonic Auditorium.

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Touro University California Raises the Flag Once Again

May 15, 2015

For Zachary Landau, ENS MC, USNR and student at Touro University California, restoring the Mare Island Hospital flag was a matter of national honor. 

The College of Osteopathic Medicine student felt the absence of the nation’s colors on the Touro campus and recognized its significance while training to be a Naval officer during one summer. Together with Mare Island’s Naval history, Landau knew he needed to help make a change.

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Touro Kicks Off 14th Annual Research Day

April 28, 2015

Impressive poster presentations and dynamic speakers are lined up for a day of excitement at Touro University California’s 14th Annual Research Day, a yearly tradition that showcases the most recent work of Touro’s faculty and students.

On Wednesday, April 30th from 3:30-6 p.m. inside Farragut Inn, the University celebrates the contributions of its researchers in the fields of basic science, clinical practice, education and public health, with a focus on Metabolism and Nutrition. More than 80 abstracts will be on display inside Touro’s Farragut Inn.

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Touro University California and Kaiser Permanente Hosts First Ever March For Babies Walk On Mare Island Campus

April 13, 2015

The Vallejo community is invited to join Touro University This year’s event – the first to be held in Vallejo - will take place on Sunday, April 19th, at the Touro University California campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with race beginning at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available at 1322 Cosset St in Vallejo, adjacent to the campus Library.California and Kaiser Permanente for its first March of Dimes MARCH FOR BABIES walk, a national fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.

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College Town Vallejo Launch

April 10, 2015

As the home to three institutions of higher learning, Vallejo is an educational hub for thousands of college students. Friday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., the City of Vallejo, Touro University California, Solano Community College and California State University Maritime Academy are launching a new phase of the city’s College Town initiative, designed to celebrate this essential feature of the community.

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Touro Offers Free Diabetes Classes for Vallejo Residents

April 2, 2015

Touro University California (TUC) Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) will offer a seven week-long Diabetes Education Program, in both English and Spanish, starting Monday, April 6th, 2015. These free hour-long courses will cover basic diabetes information, lifestyle changes needed for diabetes management, and provide demonstrations and personal help with self-care, such as glucometer use and foot exams. Nutritional and behavioral health aids, and limited diabetes supplies, will also be available to participants. 

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Harmful Effects of Fructose Can Be Quickly Reversed

March 31, 2015

The potentially harmful effect of excessive fructose in our diet can start to be reversed in just nine days, according to a new study conducted by Touro University California and the University of California, San Francisco. The remarkable research also reveals that fructose - not overeating - is the key concern when it comes to health problems associated with a high-fructose diet.

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Touro Hosts 9th Annual Teen Life Conference

March 1, 2015

Instilling the significance of health care while teaching the value of a medical career was the drive behind this year’s Teen Life Conference (TLC) at Touro University California.

Now in its ninth year, the TLC provides a resource for Vallejo and surrounding teens and families to address relevant health care issues and post high school career options through educational lectures, health screenings, interactive informational booths, and physical fitness activities. 

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Touro University California's Global Health Program Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence with a Robust Round of Speakers

October 24, 2014

Jesse Rohde, 2008 Touro University California alum, created a nonprofit foundation for health care in rural Africa after his experience in the University’s Global Health Program. It’s a program that helps students learn and provide health care to the underserved population while producing competent and compassionate students.
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Touro University California Observes Upcoming Jewish Holidays

September 24, 2014
 
Touro University California, a nonprofit institution of higher education, will be observing the Jewish High Holidays, which consists of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.
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Touro Features a Zombie-Infested Mare Island 5k Run

September 11, 2014

Runners beware! One of the most exciting, nail-biting, zombie-chasing events is coming your way at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014, as Touro University California hosts its 8th annual “Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk.”
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TEDMED Live Stream Comes to Touro University California

September 5, 2014

Touro University California’s Faculty Senate, Public Health Program, and Student Government Association invite you to join in this year’s TEDMED Live 2014 viewing of “I Was Just Thinking Too Small,” presented at Lecture Hall B on Friday, September 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
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Free Diabetes Classes for Vallejo Residents

July 10, 2014

Touro University California’s (TUC) Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC) is offering a comprehensive diabetes education program beginning this week, which includes seven free hour-long courses covering basic diabetes knowledge and lifestyle changes needed for diabetes management for patients with diabetes and their families. 
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Touro University California 2014 Commencement Ceremony

May 16, 2014

The 2014 graduating students represent 130 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctoral Degree); 95 from the College of Pharmacy (Doctoral Degree); 54 from the Master of Public Health Program; 70 from the Graduate School of Education (Master’s Degree); 32 from the Physician’s Assistant Program (Master’s Degree); 15 from the Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences; and 11 from the Master of Science in Medical Health Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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Touro University California Hits Record Match Rate into Primary Care

May 9, 2014

The suspense is over for more than 120 future doctors at Touro University California’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, who were matched in the area they wish to practice for their careers.

A record 68% of this year’s College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates matched into primary care residencies. Additionally, 44% of Touro medical graduates matched to a residency program in California – a total that continues the University’s high match rate in California for the fourth consecutive year (running average is 43.5%). This brings a total 79% of graduates matched in either primary care, in California, or both. Remaining students were matched from Hawaii to Maine, and Washington to Florida.
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Touro's Graduate School of Education Celebrates it's 10-Year Anniversary

May 6, 2014

After graduating more than 600 students who have become educational leaders in the counties of Solano, Napa, Contra Costa, and beyond, the Graduate School of Education is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a festive celebration honoring alumni, students, and community members on May 19th at 6 p.m. in the Lander Hall Auditorium.
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Touro Students To Present Their Research During 13th Annual Research Day

April 25, 2014

More than 60 abstracts will be on display at Touro University California during its 13th Annual Research Day, an event that showcases original research by faculty and students while celebrating the contributions our researchers have made in science, clinical practice, education and public health.
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Public Health Heroes Recognized at Touro University California

April 11, 2014

More than 50 people gathered at Touro University California’s (TUC) Farragut Inn on Thursday to honor six recipients chosen as this year’s Public Health Hero, all who have demonstrated significant contributions and a commitment to public health service and research.  The College of Education and Health Sciences Public Health Program selected six members representing TUC students, faculty and community members as the “2014 Public Health Heroes.”
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New Nursing Program to Launch at Touro University California

March 11, 2014

Touro University California is excited to announce the opening of a School of Nursing, designed for working registered nurses with an Associate (ADN) or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN) and leading to a Master’s Degree in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader Certification. The program will also prepare ADN graduates for public health nursing certification in California. The School of Nursing, which is in the College of Education and Health Sciences, will be launched in August 2014. 
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Touro University California Students Give Back to High School Students

February 20, 2014

For Sukhmani Dhaliwal, a medical student at Touro University California (TUC), being part of the University’s annual Teen Life Conference offers a great opportunity to motivate high school students towards the profession of healthcare. 
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Touro College and University System appoints former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley to CEO and Senior Provost role for Nevada and California Campuses

December 18, 2013

The Touro College and University System is pleased to announce the appointment of former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley to the position of CEO and Senior Provost of Touro’s Western Division. Berkley will take the helm of both the Nevada and California campuses. 
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Time to Experience Chanukah at Touro University California

November 14, 2013

Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum is taking the Chanukah celebration to new heights at Touro University California with a special presentation of Ari Lesser, singer, songwriter, rapper and spoken work artist from Cleveland, Ohio!
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State Schools Chief Names Five California Teachers of the Year - Touro University California Student Selected

November 6, 2013

Retired San Francisco and Concord police officer Angelo “Ang” Bracco has much to boast now that he’s been selected as one-of-five 2014 California Teachers of the Year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. 
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Touro's Annual Mare Island 5k Run Leads a Day of Events

September 24, 2013

Reinforcing its commitment to the well-being of the community, Touro University California is once again presenting its yearly fundraiser, the Mare Island 5K Run/Walk, which benefits two local nonprofits and reinforces its commitment to the community.
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Touro University California Observes Upcoming Jewish Holiday

September 16, 2013

Touro University California, a nonprofit institution of higher education, will be observing the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot, an eight-day harvest holiday that arrives during the Hebrew month of Tishrei.
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Researchers at Touro University Receive Grant from the National Institutes of Health

June 13, 2013

Touro University California (TUC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Marc Schwarz and his research team have been awarded a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant of more than $3 million over the course of five years. The funding will help to explore the role of meal composition and its frequency on cardiovascular disease risk.
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National Public Awareness Campaign Honors Touro University California

May 29, 2013

Touro University California’s (TUC) College of Pharmacy has been announced as winner of the Script Your Future Team Challenge’s “Health Disparities, Under-Represented Community Outreach Award,” which engages health profession students and faculty in developing creative ideas for raising awareness about medication adherence as a critical public health issue.
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Touro University California 2013 Commencement Ceremony

May 22, 2013
Touro University California, a nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning, will hold its 13th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 2nd, during which 463 degree candidates will receive their diplomas at the Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California Street in San Francisco.
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Award-Winning Science and Health Journalist Gary Taubes Addresses today’s Health at Touro University California

April 19, 2013
One of the biggest health stories facing Americans has been the rise in obesity among children and adults. This increase has become a public health crisis, with a possible surge in diseases associated with obesity, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. 
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A Solano County Partnership That Brings Awareness to
National Infant Immunization Week

April 12, 2013
Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. This year, Touro University California (TUC), in partnership with the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) and Solano Coalition for Better Health (SCBH), is helping to make a difference.
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National Public Health Week Brings Healthcare Film to Touro University California

March 29, 2013
In honor of National Public Health Week, Touro University California (TUC) is hosting a special screening of the provocative award-winning film, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,” a movie that tackles today’s healthcare system. A panel discussion immediately follows.
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Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education Awarded Intel Grant

March 12, 2013
Touro University California (TUC) is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of 10 Universities in the nation to be offered the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) grant.
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An Intimate Film Screening of Award-Winning "The Waiting Room" with Director Peter Nicks

January 17, 2013
Touro University California (TUC) announces a special benefit screening of the award-winning documentary, “The Waiting Room,” a character-driven film that goes behind the doors of Oakland’s Highland Hospital to reveal how a group of clinicians care for a community of largely uninsured patients.
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Transforming School Culture by Engaging the Whole Community

January 3, 2013
Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education and Vallejo City Unified School District are pleased to present a conversation with Dr. Anthony Muhammad, renowned education consultant who will discuss the development of a cohesive, positive culture in an educational setting.
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Touro University California Promotes Public Health in San Francisco

October 26, 2012
Touro University California will have a prominent presence this year in San Francisco at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world.
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Solano County and Touro University California Announce a New Partnership

October 19, 2012
Solano County and Touro University California (Touro) will announce their new partnership at a community event on Monday, October 22 at 5:30 PM at 365 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, California.  This new partnership combines Solano County’s and Touro’s healthcare services allowing an academic team of physicians to join with the County’s community health clinics to better serve the community.
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Touro University California Recognized for Producing Most Primary Care Clinicians

October 18, 2012
Touro University California is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2012 “Hero” by the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) for producing the most primary care clinicians in California.
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Touro University California Celebrates Its 2012 Graduates

June 5, 2012
New beginnings were launched on Sunday at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco as Touro University California, located on Mare Island in Vallejo, recognized the graduating class of 2012, representing students from the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Education and Health Sciences. 
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Touro University California Receives Grand Challenges Exploration Grant for Groundbreaking Vaccine Research

May 14, 2012
Touro University California announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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Touro University Graduate School of Education Spring Information Night

April 24, 2012
Touro University California's Graduate School of Education is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m. to share information about its programs.
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Touro University California Receives Grant to Improve Vaccines for Positive Impact on Public Health

April 9, 2012
A new method for improving characteristics that could increase vaccine safety and stability at a low cost is underway at Touro University California thanks to a $144,770 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Mini Medical School at Touro University Offers Vallejo Students a Glimpse into Medicine

March 2, 2012
Vallejo elementary children will be offered a rare chance to step inside the shoes of medical students thanks to a Mini Medical School provided at Touro University California.
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Touro University California Garners Major Funding to Support Healthcare Program

February 13, 2012

Touro University California is pleased to announce it has been awarded $125,060 through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to enhance the University's Physician Assistant Training Program and its ability to provide training for needed medical services to California.
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Touro University Students and Kaiser Permanente Partner to Offer Community Health Fair

February 10, 2012
In an effort to address health disparities, Touro University's Filipino American Medical Society and Kaiser Permanente have partnered to host an array of free health services to the public at their annual Community Health Fair.
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Touro University Partners with Solano County on Integrated Healthcare Clinics and Academic Community Healthcare

January 13, 2012
A new partnership between Solano County and Touro University California is expected to give Touro patients an opportunity to receive care at various County clinics and to give thousands of Health and Social Services patients access to academic community healthcare.
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