News at TUC


San Ramon Valley Unified Recognizes 2018 Teachers Of The Year

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's (SRVUSD) Board of Education recognized Lynn Alamillo and Shanna Gagnon as the 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year. She has a business degree from University of California at Berkeley, a teaching credential from Chapman University, and a Masters degree in Educational Technology from Touro University.

Read More...03/21/18


Touro announces scholarship fundraiser

Touro University will host a diversity scholarship fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at 1750 Club Drive on Mare Island. The event's honored guest will be Carmela Castellano-Garcia, president and CEO of California Primary Care Association. The event will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, tastings from Mare Island Brewing Company, a hosted bar and live and silent auctions.

Read More...03/19/18


Women Making a Difference: Touro's Sweitzer offers advice for young women

Straightforward with a smile, Provost of Touro University California's Sarah Sweitzer has led a career of inspiring others in the sciences and academia. From supporting students in her lab to embracing initiatives to help the community, the native Vallejoan often finds the best in others.

Read More...03/13/18


Provost Sarah Sweitzer, PhD, talks with John Young of 95.3 KUIC about TUC

Listen as Provost Sarah Sweitzer, PhD, talks about TUC with John Young of 95.3 KUIC!

Read More...03/07/18


Local teacher, textile artist joins HQ Gallery

The HQ Gallery at 333 First St. is pleased to announce that fiber artist Jan Radesky has become one of their newest members.

Read More...03/07/18


Touro to Host Program on Confronting Addiction

Nearly half of American adults have a close friend or family member who's been addicted to drugs, and the skyrocketing opioid epidemic is driving this statistic even higher. On Tuesday, March 13, Touro College and University System will host a lecture on the causes of addiction and ways communities can help their members recover.

Read More...03/01/18


Free kids' medical clinic at two Vallejo schools

One of the best-kept secrets in Vallejo has been leaking, and Kathleen Hahn couldn't be happier about it. Hahn is the nurse practitioner at Vallejo City Unified School District Health Centers' Free Pediatric Clinics next to Elsa Widenmann and Pennycook Elementary Schools. They are Solano County's only school-based health centers, where children who are not insured or under-insured, Medicaid/Medi-Cal or Child Health & Disability Prevention recipients or American Indian or Alaskan Natives can get free vaccines and other medical services, Hahn said.

Read More...02/26/18


SightMD Announces Expanded Services In Manhattan With Addition of Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Eunice Kohara

SightMD today announced that families in the greater Manhattan area will soon have increased access to comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology services thanks to the addition of board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist Eunice, M. Kohara, DO, who will begin accepting new patients in Manhattan on February 10, 2018, according to eye surgeon, Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD.

Read More...02/21/18


Free Dialogues on Diversity comedy play at Touro on Feb. 22

An African American and a Jew walk into a bar. ... The Black-Jew Dialogues, A Multi-Cultural Comedy, presented at Touro University at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, takes whatever you think comes after that line, and turns it into a lesson in ethnic relations in the United States, organizers said.

Read More...02/21/18


Lynette Gray is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Lynette Gray is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Education and Workforce Services. Ms. Gray's professional title is Associate Director at San José Evergreen Community College District - Community College Center for Economic Mobility. Her expertise lies in the area of education and training grants management, facilitating education opportunities for under-served populations, and creating career pathway options in high-wage, high-growth, high demand industries.

Read More...02/21/18


Bay Area Jewish population growing in Solano County, shrinking in San Francisco, new study finds

The highest concentration of Jews in the Bay Area can be found in the East Bay, including Solano County, according to a first-of-its-kind study released last week.

Read More...02/21/18


BriaCell Opens Fourth Clinical Site in Advanced Breast Cancer

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp. ("BriaCell"), an immuno-oncology focused biotechnology company with a proprietary targeted immunotherapy technology, is pleased to announce the opening of a new clinical site, Jefferson Breast Care Center in Philadelphia, PA, and the appointment of Dr. Saveri Bhattacharya, a board certified medical oncologist, as the clinical site's principal investigator.

Read More...02/15/18


Important takeaways from 2018 ADA guidelines for PCPs

With primary care clinicians playing an ever-increasing role in the management of diabetes, staying on top of new developments in the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for 2018 is critical. Among the changes in this year's guidelines are medication management, screening children, and diabetes distress.

Read More...02/15/18


When you need to have a conversation with your patient about starting insulin...

As a clinician and a certified diabetes educator who works with patients with diabetes to manage their condition, when reviewing patient profiles, I frequently find myself in search of a better approach to starting the conversation on initiating insulin. For clinicians, insulin initiation might mean sending a few more prescriptions to the pharmacy and educating patients on proper injection techniques, the side effects of insulin, and treatment for hypoglycemia, as well as monitoring blood glucose control. However, for patients, adding insulin to their current diabetes medication regimens might lead them to think that they have failed in some way in managing their condition, that they are at fault despite being adherent to their oral antidiabetic medications, or that they have lost control over their lives.

Read More...02/15/18


Longtime high school principal, Ed Santopadre, named chief of ed services for Vacaville Unified School District

Teacher and coach, union president, assistant principal, then principal, and, now, assistant superintendent for educational services for the third-largest school district in Solano County. As chief of educational services, Santopadre, who earned a master's degree in education from Touro University in Vallejo and an administrative credential...

Read More...02/15/18