Touro College Honors Founders And TouroCOM-Harlem Community Board
Harlem community leaders and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) founders and their supporters packed the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem Wednesday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the school’s opening in Harlem and their joint efforts in educating.All proceeds from the Gala will go towards funding additional scholarships for URMs.
To rousing applause, Dr. Hazel Dukes, president of the NAACP New York State Conference, who is both a founder of the TouroCOM-Harlem Community Advisory Board (CAB) and was honored at the event, renewed the CAB’s commitment made ten years ago to help TouroCOM educate minority doctors and address health disparities by serving the underserved.
“I decided that I would be a voice for Touro and tonight, 10 years later, I’m still committed to make sure that…our board will continue the same legacy,” Dr. Dukes said. “Health is wealth and we are committed to making sure that everyone receives quality health care and Touro is on the road to making that happen. They are committed and we renew our commitment.”