June 6, 2016 Edition

A Note from the Provost

This week marked two special days for Touro University California. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we had 449 students completing their degrees after devoting countless hours of study and dedicated service to our communities. They are an accomplished class and have proven to be passionate about the work they do.

We are also very proud of our outstanding faculties, who have prepared our students well for their upcoming journey by providing a first-rate education.

Throughout the year, our campus presented opportunities and academic examples that relate to the pressing issues of healthcare and education in our world. We expanded our partnerships with various school districts to provide cutting-edge programs for our educational students. We also opened the Translational Research Clinic, which focuses efforts on high public health impact issues, such as diabetes and obesity. Further, our faculty continues to expand their knowledge and field of studies to create opportunities where research and discovery collaborate on our campus.

No doubt, this is a special time of year for us, where we reflect on accomplishments and the impacts made on our students. Congratulations to all!

Dr. Marilyn Hopkins
Provost and Chief Operating Officer
Touro University California

Congratulations to Drs. Shubrook & Pierce-Talsma

Dr. Jay Shubrook, DO has been awarded a grant from Astra Zeneca entitled:

“Efficacy of Saxagliptin 5 mg Co-administered with Dapagliflozin 5 mg compared to Saxagliptin 5mg or Dapagliflozin 5 mg all given as Add-on therapy to Metformin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes who have Inadequate Glycaemia Control on Metformin Alone”  in the amount of $113,497.

Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, a faculty member of COM OMM department, has secured funds from the AACOM.  She has received a $ 10,000 grant for her Project entitled:

"Qualitative Analysis of Current OMS year III and IV Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Curriculum Strategies and the Development and Innovation of a New Paradigm"

Please congratulate Drs. Shubrook & Pierce-Talsma on this significant achievement.

For an updated list of current extramural funding, please visit the research website at: http://research.tu.edu/grants/

School of Nursing inducts 41 students to Honor Society

On Monday, May 23rd the School of Nursing inducted 41 students into the Touro University California Honor Society.  Graduating students were awarded honor cords that will be worn in this weeks Commencement ceremony.  The honor society is represented by Jennifer Tudor, President, Amy Ciraulo, Vice President, Amy Abad, Secretary, and Michelle Kahrimanian, Treasurer.  The group is advised by Julian Gallegos, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing.

Congratulations to the newly inducted members.