Touro University California Grows Students and Community Involvement

Vallejo News, October 11, 2012 (Issue 47)
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Touro University California continues to develop new programs and partnerships on its Vallejo campus.  Most recently, the partnership with Touro University and Solano County Public Health is expanding its services to Vacaville. The collaborative effort between public and private entities has already increased at various County clinics in Solano County, and this expansion is expected to help even more people in need of health care. In addition to the partnership with the County, Touro University is also hosting a 5K run in November to benefit the Greater Vallejo Recreation District and Fighting Back Partnership.  

Touro University California currently educates nearly 1,400 students and has 118 full-time faculty members, not including part-time and adjunct faculty members.  The university recently purchased its 50 acre campus on Mare Island in Vallejo. 

A new program within the College of Pharmacy is off to an exciting start.  The Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences, Emphasis in Pharmaceutical Sciences will be offered to prepare its graduates for positions in the health sciences, industry or academia by enhancing knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences and research. The program features a one-year 30 unit research intensive program, one-on-one research apprenticeships with faculty members, outstanding faculty researchers and small class sizes to promote relationships between professors and students. 

Additionally, several Touro University students and faculty are continuing to help with the Berkeley's Suitcase Clinic and the Berkeley Women's Suitcase Clinic. The Berkeley Women's Suitcase Clinic offers a variety of health and social support services to homeless and transitional women and children. The Touro University students and faculty provide Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine to new and repeat clients.