Campus Life

Local High School Students Seize Their Futures at the 7th Annual Biotech Academy Summer Internship Program

For Nanki Sekhon, a Benicia High School senior who is in her second year of attending the Biotech Academy Summer Internship Program, it is the opportunity to work with and learn from those already on the path to practicing medicine that makes the summer internship stand out. Read More

New Students Welcomed by the College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy hosted its first "New Student Mixer" on the evening of Tuesday, June 5th, with a warm reception for the class of 2022. About 100 incoming students and their families came to Lander Hall to learn about the academic experience that lies ahead and discover the resources that will be available to them as students. Current students (P1s) and alumni of the College of Pharmacy sat on panels to share their experiences, giving advice and perspective to those who are ready to follow on their path. Read More

National Nurses Week, 3 Stories of TUC Nurses in the Community

In the special National Nurses Week issue of The Daily Republic, read three stories of TUC nurses who each bring their expertise to improve patient outcomes locally. Featuring Dr. Julian Gallegos, Ms. Jennifer Veler, and Ms. Kalsang Dorji. Read More

Thank You Teachers! Teacher Appreciation Week

From May 7th through 11th, Teacher Appreciation Week presents the special opportunity to thank the many teachers who strive to make a difference in the lives of their students, ensuring that the next generation learns the skills, knowledge, and empathy necessary to become leaders in an ever-changing world. Read More

17th Annual Research Day: Bringing Us Together and Forward 

On a day to celebrate academic passion, the 17th Annual Research Day drew crowds from across the university eager to learn about the research that is being performed by students and faculty at Touro University California. About 150 students, faculty, and more gathered for expert presentations and to view the 70 posters that spanned across the basic sciences, clinical sciences, education and pedagogy, health services research, and public health. Read More

2018 Mosaic Supports Students with Great Success!

The historic Farragut Inn was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colors on Thursday, April 19th, for the Mosaic Celebration: Diversity Scholarship Fundraiser. Attendees came to show their support for TUC students who have overcome great odds and personal hardship to get to where they are today. The Mosaic scholarship is designed to both ease the financial burden of awardees and foster a diverse student body at TUC. Because of the community’s generous support, each recipient can go out and improve the health and education of disenfranchised communities. Read More

College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2018 Celebrates a Record-Setting Residency Match

On Friday, March 16, graduating students of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Class of 2018 celebrated their transition to residency training at the first (and now annual) COM Match Day Celebration at the Farragut Inn. The Celebration coincides with the national release of results of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The NRMP is the last of four different medical residency match cycles (military, ophthalmology/urology, American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME [-ophthalmology/urology]) that began in December and ended on March 16th. Read More

Twenty Women Making A Difference at Touro: A Women's History Month Celebration

Nearly 60% of the full- and part-time employees at TUC are women. For 20 years, women at TUC have upheld the university’s standard of excellence in the fields of health sciences, public health, and education. Starting March 8, 2018 on International Women's Day, 20 of the countless women leaders who make a difference at Touro will offer their thoughts on what Women's Month means to them. Stay tuned as these different voices reflect on the great achievements that have been made by women, the challenges of today, and how we can go forward from here. Read More

TUC Snapshots: What Does Black History Month Mean to You?

Voices of students and faculty.

Black History month means excellence…It is an opportunity to learn more about my culture and the academic excellence of Black people.
--Corey Meshack, Graduate School of Education Class of 2018 Read More

Witness to History

On Monday, February 5th, 2018, a traveling collection called Witness to History came to Touro University California to share its special pieces of Jewish History with students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit included ancient books, maps, coins, and manuscripts of historic Jewish significance, some dating as far back as the 13th century. The collection's goal is to inspire discovery and connection, strengthen personal and collective Jewish identity. Read More

College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House Sees Full Attendance

The future met the present during the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Open House on February 1st. Coming from as far away as Chicago, about 100 prospective students came to get to know TUC, speaking with white coated student doctors whom they were eager to join as colleagues. TUC hosts from COM, Student Affairs, the Ultrasound Lab, Mobile Diabetes Education Center (MOBEC), and more were thrilled to share what being at Touro means to them.

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The Interprofessional Simulation Center Will Soon Be Live!

It can urinate, bleed, vomit, drool, and even cry. If you can do it, so can the Simman 3g patient simulator. The life-sized manikin can even exhibit a range different heart and lung sounds, interchange its sex, and talk in various languages with the speaker in the other room. And the first Simman will be ready for interprofessional student simulations at TUC in the early part of next year. Read More

Faces of Diabetes: 2017

Diabetes affects our entire community. 45% of Californians have pre diabetes. And we face high rates of childhood obesity in Solano County, a major risk factor for diabetes. Still, type 2 diabetes is a largely preventable and entirely controllable disease. Beating it is not simply an individual effort. It takes the whole community.

Below are the stories of community members, students, and faculty who are speaking up and sharing their stories. Read More

2017 Diabetes Update: High Impact Management for Clinicians

On November, 5, 2017, Touro University California (TUC) held its second annual diabetes conference, 2017 Diabetes Update: High Impact Management for Clinicians.  Organized by TUC’s Dr. Jay Shubrook and the Diabetes Research, Education and Management (DREAM) Team, the event brought together regional and national experts to address key aspects of care that affect busy providers and their patients.
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Celebrating Our Veterans

For 20 years, the veterans of Touro University California (TUC) have continually proven themselves to be among the best that the university has to offer. Their presence has been felt everywhere, from the first graduating class to the students on campus today. They are members of our staff and faculty, and many continue to serve. They come from all branches of the military and represent generations of service to our country.
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Solidarity After the North Bay Fires

Read firsthand accounts of TUC evacuation and helping out as well as useful resources to prepare for the next emergency.
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TUC Celebrates Our Physician Assistant for PA Week, 2017

Each year from October 6-12, Touro University California celebrates National PA Week to recognize the PA profession and how all of our alumni, faculty, and students in the Joint MSPAS/MPH program contribute to the health of our communities.

Come see what our hard working alumni and faculty love about being a PA.
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College of Education and Health Sciences Scholarship Luncheon

Maintaining its commitment to the promotion of health and well-being of local and global communities through education, service, and research, the CEHS provided a total of $12,000 in scholarships to four students in each of the CEHS programs. The goal of these scholarships is to retain and support underrepresented minority students and those from disadvantage backgrounds, as well as encourage scholarship recipients to use their degrees to improve the health and educational status among poor and disenfranchised communities locally and abroad.  Read More

National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week each year.  Read More

College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2018 Pinning

See photos and a video clip from the day.

3rd Annual Legislative Banquet

Touro University California hosted its 3rd Annual Legislative Banquet on Thursday, April 7th 2016.  This is a high-profile inter-professional event designed to foster round-table discussion between legislators, students, physicians, and pharmacists on the importance and advantage of including vital healthcare providers, such as pharmacists, as part of an interdisciplinary team to improve access to better patient care.  Read More

Meeting the Needs of Students for the Workplace of the Future

CEHS Assistant Dean and Director, Justin Heard, and Program Coordinator of Educational Leadership and Career Pathways Coordinator, Louise Santiago, were awarded a $200,000 California Department of Education Career Pathways Grant to prepare educators to engage and support K-12 students for the 21st century workplace and improve student transition into postsecondary education, training, and employment.  Read more

TUC Welcomes New Registrar

Dr. Ron Travenick started with Touro in January with Banner implementation training in New York before he came to the California campus as its new permanent Registrar. Prior to TUC, Dr. Travenick was Vice President of Student Services at Ohlone Community College where he also served as Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar.  Read more

Touro Welcomes New COM Senior Associate Dean

Richard Riemer, DO, begins his term as College of Osteopathic Medicine's new Senior Associate Dean with a transition period conferring with his predecessor, Dr. Gregg Lund who has served in this position since October 2010.  Read more

What would you do in a Disaster?

On October 11, 2015, medical, premedical, EMT, PA, and nursing students from all around the SF Bay Area gathered and attended the inaugural Bay Area EMIG Symposium hosted by Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine Interest Group.  Read more

TUC's Harter Way Challenge

The Harter Way Staircase has 113 steps and is the major conduit between the upper and lower campus. Take simple steps to start working on that beach body now and get moving with the Harter Way Challenge! Touro is challenging its students, staff and faculty to climb 1,000,000 steps in 30 days.

Click here to learn more about the challenge

TUC Presents the Film: "Fed Up"

Touro University California is an important player on the ongoing research on the effects of sugar in today’s public health crisis generated by the obesity and diabetes epidemic. 

To raise awareness about the subject, two years ago we brought Gary Taubes as a keynote speaker at Research Day and it was a tremendous success. Now that the documentary Fed Up is available, and made for the general public, the Office of Sponsored Programs would like our students, staff and faculty to have the opportunity to watch it and draw their own conclusions with the information at hand. Some of the research shown in the documentary is being conducted right here on campus.

We will be showing Fed Up on October 30th and 31st at 12:00 pm- 12:50 pm in LH Classroom A.  At the conclusion of the movie on the 31st we will have some time available to discuss and debate the movie.

Touro Dean Visits Hong Kong Schools

Dr. Jim O’Connor, dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, recently took a nine-day trip to Hong Kong to evaluate primary, secondary, and special education schools. In a nutshell, O’Connor says his trip was a “fantastic experience where I learned about the high quality schools in Hong Kong.” Click here to read more about the trip.

"Helping My Hometown"

Listen to Dr. Justin Heard in a segment with KQED 95.3 FM Radio.

Interprofessional Education and Research Day

Mark your calendars and get ready for a full-packed event on April 30th, when Interprofessional Education and Research Day take over our campus!  Read more

In Memory or Robert Long

Touro University California remembers Robert Long, 1938 - 2014, former Chair of the Joseph M. Long Foundation. The Joseph M. Long Foundation and the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation have generously supported many projects benefitting the Touro University California campus and its students: the Pharmacy Practice Center, the Pharmacy Learning Center, the Clinical Skills Laboratory and College of Pharmacy scholarships.  We extend condolences to the Long family and thanks for a history of generosity to Touro’s students.

A Student's Journey at TUC


TUC Welcomes new CEO & Senior Provost, Shelley Berkley

View the event invitation.

Touro University California Presents its Second Interprofessional Education Workshop

The IPE committee is presenting its second workshop on campus with a bit of a shake-up on the agenda.  On August 28th, Touro University California will host its Fall’s IPE event on disaster preparedness, specifically on TUC’s capacity to respond to a catastrophic earthquake. Exercises for the event were developed on one created by FEMA, which uses the New Madrid Fault Zone located in the Midwestern United States. Periodically, news broadcasts that are delivered via embedded video.  The IPE committee is hoping to reconstruct this design by FEMA so that it’s locale-specific.  To read more, click here.

Dr. Harter Steps into Retirement

Years ago, when the campus first bustled with ambitious students, a large blanket of grass separated the upper half of Touro University California (TUC) from its classrooms and faculty directly below.  Walking between Wilderman and Lander Halls meant detouring by the Mare Island Hospital wing or worse, ambling on the grass. But all that changed in 2011, thanks to Dr. Michael Harter, Senior Provost and CEO of the Touro Western Division and his vision.  To read more, click here.

TUC/TUN Big Game

It’s that time of year again – the time when the Touro California basketball team takes on the Touro Nevada team for the “Big Game.”  This campus rivalry has become a wonderful tradition for the students and faculty on both campuses and is a highlight of the year.  To read more, click here.

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Join Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, Provost & Chief Operating Officer.  On  Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12 p.m. Tours of the added facility will be provided as well as refreshments.  To read more, click here.

Transforming School Culture

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. To read more, click here.

Guy Bavli, Master of the Mind

Renowned mentalist, speaker and entertainer Guy Bavli makes a holiday stop at Touro University California on December 13th at noon, taking all those attending on a journey into the mysteries of the human mind. To read more, click here.

150 Years Before Touro  

Dr. Thomas Snyder will be addressing the TUC Campus on Tuesday, October 23rd with a presentation on the Navy's Hospitals on Mare Island.  To read more, click here.

TUC Named Top Producer of Clinicians

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.  To read more, click here.

Interprofessional Education Symposium

More than 430 students and faculty representing all three colleges at Touro University California filled Lander Hall’s auditorium with energy on August 29th during its first Interprofessional Symposium.  To read more, click here.