Dr. DiCaprio helped develop the vaccine that now represents perhaps the best hope of slowing the spread of Ebola.
"It’s tough to be proud when over 5,000 people have lost their lives," says the Schenectady native, now 34, who devoted her Ph.D. dissertation to the vaccine. "I don’t have the expertise to say the epidemic could have been prevented. But maybe we could have saved lives. At least we’d know a lot more about the virus and the vaccine."
Dr. Prancan, whose specialties are physiology and pharmacology, joined TouroCOM in 2008 as co-course director of the Department of Pharmacology. Since then, he has held numerous other positions at the medical school including associate professor in pharmacology and physiology, course director in pharmacology, chairman of the Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, and director of the school’s M.S. program — Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences — which has produced over 250 graduates, many of whom have enrolled in TouroCOM’s DO program.
Dr. Frank Ehrlich, surgeon for 45 years, visits TouroCOM's Middletown Campus to see its state-of-the-art anatomy lab.
MSSNY Testifies at Assembly Hearing that Proposed WC Medical Fee Changes Could Harm Injured Workers Access to Care
Noted Workers Compensation expert Dr. Robert Goldberg, Dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and a MSSNY Board of Trustees member, delivered testimony to a hearing held by the New York State Assembly Labor and Insurance Committees to review concerns with the Workers’ Compensation Board’s "Discussion Document."
"Ebola alters and affects the coagulation of our bodies, it puts our bodies into a state referred to as disseminated intravascular coagulation, and it is this that leads to the rash and the bleeding we see," Dr. Kathleen DiCaprio, professor of immunology and microbiology at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, told Medical Daily recently. The virus also deregulates our inflammatory response, she said, and so "it really is a trio of pathology that makes it so pathogenic, so lethal, and so difficult to identify a vaccine and treatment."
WTBQ "Health Matters" - TouroCOM Middletown
Building on the Apollo Theater’s role as a community resource and gathering place, Harlem Healthy Soul Festival is designed to serve as a platform for Harlem families to learn about the numerous community health resources to live active and vibrant lives.
There will also be health education resources addressing some of Harlem’s most critical health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, childhood asthma and more. Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. John M. Palmer, serves as the health advisor for the Festival.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine student Tieg Beazer wins Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship
Expressing her gratitude, Ms. Beazer said, "I am honored to be a 2014 recipient of the Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Scholarship and look forward to initiating more efforts to increase diversity and inclusion at TouroCOM Harlem."
The condom cure! A Brooklyn medical student designs device to save women from bleeding to death during childbirth
TouroCOM - Harlem student Mikail Kamal and his research team discovered a blown up condom filled with saline water can put pressure on the uterus to reduce or stop bleeding until the woman is transferred to a hospital.
Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, N.J.: Judith Kutzleb, RN, DNP, CCRN, APN-C, vice president of advanced practice professionals at Holy Name, was selected June 24 by NJBIZ as the Nurse of the Year at the 2014 Healthcare Heroes awards program in Somerset, N.J.
Kutzleb has spent more than 30 years in critical care nursing and 10 years in academia. Kutzleb also is primary provider for the management of acute and chronic disease in HNMC’s on-campus clinic.
In addition, Kutzleb is an assistant professor of nursing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, N.J., and is also clinical adjunct faculty at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Manhattan.
"There was an indication he had longstanding problems; like many comedians, he likely had a lot of emotional issues," reveals Dr. Jeff Gardere, Assistant Professor Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. "Comedy is often about working out these issues on stage. He really wore his heart on his sleeve."
The Times Herald-Record published this in-depth feature on the opening of the brand-new Middletown campus of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Robert Goldberg, dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, members of the faculty and students are featured in this story on the rapid rise of osteopathic medicine, TouroCOM's success and being appropriately located in Harlem.
The Festival will offer screenings testing blood pressure, BMI, HIV, hepatitis, and other health issues. There will also be health education resources addressing some of Harlem’s most critical health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, childhood asthma and more. Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. John M. Palmer, serves as the health advisor for the Festival.
The controversy surrounding maintenance of certification triggered policy action from the AMA. It's considered onerous, expensive and its impact on patient outcomes is debatable. The controversy about making maintenance of certification (MOC) mandatory has triggered new policy action from the American Medical Association (AMA) calling to keep MOC voluntary and to investigate the feasibility of a study to examine the impact of MOC and osteopathic continuous certification (OCC) on physician recruitment and retirement.
The AOA House of Delegates passed a resolution calling for the profession to advocate for federal legislation to allow U.S. medical school graduates to lay first claims on U.S. residency positions.
Fourth-year student Alia Sommerville won fellowship to increase the number of underrepresented minority physicians.
“I’ve been shot,” the man said.
It was 2:30 a.m., and Michael J. Erickson was wheeling a patient to her car during his volunteer shift at an emergency room in Tempe, Ariz.
Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), has been awarded a scholarship from National Medical Fellowships, Inc.