Touro University Renovations Completed

Vallejo News, February 1, 2013 (Issue 61)
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After two years of planning and transformation, the classroom and lab addition to Touro University's campus has finally opened. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility took place on Thursday, January 31, 2013, when the facility officially opened for staff and students. 

The restructuring of interior space will provide a pharmacy training center, additional classrooms, as well as offices for Touro Information Technology staff. The latest technology will be available in the new pharmacy training center, including three areas for training of student pharmacists: a sterile products center for pharmaceutical compounding, a video conference training center for patient counseling and lectures, and a community practice training center for activities such as dispensing of drugs, physical assessment and immunizations.

In addition to the training centers, classrooms and offices, the new facility has the resources for emergency services through a large diesel generator, providing battery back-up in the event the University loses power.

"This exciting new facility will help enable us to better serve the needs of our students and our staff at Touro University California," said Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, Provost and Chief Operating Officer of TUC. "It is our goal to provide students with specialized facilities that can help augment their work and experience on campus. That, in turn, will translate to better outcomes for our community."

Touro University is located on the historic former naval base on Mare Island and is one of more than 80 businesses currently residing on the island.