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Touro Medical Student Wins Award for Research at Homeless Shelter

March 06, 2017
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Residents Learn About Diet, Exercise, and How to “Make a Healthy Food Plate” -- and then Move On

New York, N.Y. –  A fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) has won first place in a poster competition for her research on the effects of teaching about healthy diet and nutrition at a Queens homeless shelter. The award was presented at the recent 61st Midwinter Conference of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association in Dallas.

Harlem Community Board Awards Grants to Minority Med Students

December 21, 2016
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New Fund for Underrepresented Students at Touro Provides First Scholarships to Carry Out School’s Mission of Serving Underserved in Harlem and Elsewhere

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), in conjunction with the TouroCOM-Harlem Community Advisory Board (CAB), has awarded the first round of grants from its newly-established Fund for Underrepresented Minority Students. The Fund was created to provide scholarships to needy, deserving medical students who will work to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of Harlem and other medically underserved areas upon completion of medical school.

Health Professions Diversity Award Recognizes Inclusion Commitment

October 07, 2016
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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is increasing underrepresented minorities in medicine, training physicians to practice in underserved communities.

New York, N.Y.Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Harlem (TouroCOM) has received the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Dr. Martin Levine Appointed Interim Clinical Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem

September 30, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Martin S. Levine, DO, MPH, FACOFP has been named Interim Clinical Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem, the College announced today. Dr. Levine has served as Associate Dean for Educational Development and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at TouroCOM since its inception. Additionally, he is a lecturer in the first and second year curriculum in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and teaches in the OMM lab. He is the third year OMM course director.

Three TouroCOM Doctors Honored with Laureate Awards

July 29, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Three professors from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) have received Laureate Awards from the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Inc. (NYACP).

Christine Choi Chosen for Prestigious Welch Scholars Grant

July 12, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Christine Choi, D.O. candidate at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2016 Welch Scholars Grant from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). One second-year student from each of the AOA’s member schools is eligible to receive the prestigious grant, which is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment to osteopathic medicine and financial need.

Touro Medical Grads Receive New York State Service Award

June 14, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Jemima Akinsanya and Jean Shiraki, two recent graduates of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2016, received the Community Service Award of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at commencement ceremonies held recently at The Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates Sixth Commencement - “Adapt...Adapt…Adapt...” Dr. Ram Raju of NYC Health + Hospitals Tells Grads

June 07, 2016
Press Release

New York, N.Y. – At a festive gathering at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater last week, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine graduated its sixth class, conferring diplomas upon 123 candidates for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree.  The hall was packed with the graduates’ families and friends for the jubilant ceremony, at which the new doctors were reminded by their keynote speaker that medicine is changing rapidly and they must “Adapt… Adapt... Adapt.”

ER Reduces Radiation Exposure in Children with Suspected Appendicitis

May 03, 2016
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New York, NY -- Physicians can safely reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) scans in children who have a suspected appendicitis by performing an ultrasound first, according to preliminary results of a retrospective study presented here at Touro College Research Day.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Successfully Match to Major Academic Medical Centers

March 21, 2016
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New York, N.Y. – Nearly all of the 118 students graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem this coming June who sought residencies have been successfully matched, the majority following a highly spirited selection process that has landed them at selective hospitals renowned for their excellent training.