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TouroCOM News

TouroCOM-Harlem Inaugurates Medical Library, Scholarship Fund in Honor of Sheldon L. Sirota

May 11, 2015

On May 8, 2015, the Touro Harlem Medical Library was renamed the Sheldon L. Sirota, DO, Memorial Library in honor of the late Touro vice president in a dedication ceremony and reception at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem.

TouroCOM Students Attend MSSNY Conference

May 04, 2015

Last week, TouroCOM-Middletown students Sean Orton, Kyle Swartz, and J.D. Stephenson, and TouroCOM-Harlem student Celsa Tonelli, attended the annual Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) House of Delegates conference at the Saratoga Hilton Hotel.

D.O. Day in Albany

May 01, 2015

This past week, TouroCOM students travelled to Albany for a day of advocacy. The fifth annual D.O. Day, sponsored by the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society (NYSOMS), comes on the heels of their most recent trip to D.C. for D.O. Day on the Hill, and was another chance to present their views to their political representatives, asking for their support on issues relevant to the osteopathic profession. 

Our Work in This World Matters

April 27, 2015

Conrad Fischer, M.D. is the bestselling author of Routine Miracles: Restoring Faith and Hope in Medicine, Master the Wards: Survive IM Clerkship and Ace the Shelf, and numerous United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) test preparation guides. As chair of Kaplan Medical, his famous educational videos and 12-hour “Cramathons” have helped thousands of medical school students around the world pass the boards.

A Neighborhood Welcome

March 30, 2015

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Middletown invited Middletown locals, families, and friends to its Community Open House this past Sunday, March 22. Residents of the city spent the day on campus touring the facilities, sitting in on medical school presentations, and meeting their new neighbors: the administration, faculty, medical students and staff. Dr. Kenneth J. Steier, founding dean of TouroCOM-Middletown, thanked the community for “a great turnout and tremendous support.”

TouroCOM-Harlem Springs Into Health

March 25, 2015

It was the first day of spring, and it was snowing. But that didn’t stop Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem students from standing outside in the chilly streets of West 125th Street, holding signs that urged visitors to attend their spring health fair.

D.O.s Visit D.C.

March 24, 2015

On March 5, TouroCOM-Harlem and TouroCOM-Middletown students joined together to participate in D.O. Day on the Hill, a national student advocacy day organized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA). During the annual event, osteopathic medical students, osteopathic physicians and AOA leaders come together to network and meet with their members of Congress to discuss important health policy issues affecting the osteopathic profession. 

Researching the Effect of Diet on Mice with Cancer

March 23, 2015

Under the supervision of  Kurt Degenhardt, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences, second-year Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine students Daniel Gorman, Greg McWhir, and Westley Reinhart-McMillan (with the assistance of first-year students Pinang Shastri, Hina Khan, and Krystle Garcia) are conducting an experiment on whether diet can suppress tumor growth in mice.

The members of the team have completed the first part of the experiment and are currently working on analyzing the data. 

Dr. Maria Pino is TouroCOM's Teacher of the Year

March 16, 2015

“As soon as Dr. Pino stands in front of the lecture hall,” describes Julia Brothers, OMS-II, “she has your full attention. You can feel the passion and love she has for pharmacology. And later, when you’re home studying, you can hear her voice echoing in your mind, repeating the concepts,” she adds. 

Puppy Therapy

March 12, 2015

To take a break from studying for their upcoming exams, practicals, and Boards, TouroCOM-Harlem students were treated to a surprise visit from some cute, furry puppies.