Featured Stories tagged with "alumni"

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Dogus Akay doesn’t sugarcoat why in 2014 he decided to attend Touro College School of Health Sciences in Manhattan. “Location,” admits Akay, a newly-minted graduate with a doctorate in physical therapy. “I had no expectations. But from day one, it was a great experience. The faculty was the best part. Besides teaching manual PT techniques, they offer professional advice and support.” Early on, Akay, now 26 and originally from Turkey, decided he wanted to become active in the New York Physical Therapy Association: “I went to our director and told her and she immediately put me in touch with the people who could help me get involved.”
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As part of an exclusive fellowship, Touro College School of Health Sciences Doctorate of Physical Therapy alum Keith Levinson (Class of ’11) helped promising baseball players get ready for their Major Leagues debut.
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After graduating Touro College School of Health Sciences with an M.S. in Occupational Therapy (OT), alum Sean Getty began working at Stony Brook University as a Site Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor. In his spare time, he and third year OT students teamed up to develop OT2MentorMe.com, a website dedicated to pairing mentors and mentees to facilitate the critical relationship therapists need to succeed.
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When Thomas Bily was offered three different positions after graduating from Touro’s School of Health Science Physician Assistant (PA) program in Bay Shore, he did what any talented graduate would do: he took all of them. 
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All through elementary school, high school and college, Jermaine Lee lived and breathed football. Then, at the age of 22, his dream came true. He was signed as a defensive end for the Canadian Pro Football League team, the Edmonton Eskimos. Two years later, like many football players, an injury changed everything. With a bum hamstring, Lee was released from the team and suddenly the life he had trained and planned for was finished. For 24-year-old Lee, it was time to start over.
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It’s safe to say that few students in class with Debbie Mattera at the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) these past few years had worked in physical therapy (PT) for as long as she has –but Mattera, who received her BS/MA in Physical Therapy from SHS in 1992 and had two decades of field experience before returning to Touro, had a little head start.
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Education: University of Pittsburgh; Political Science major and Psychology minor; Touro College School of Health Sciences’ Graduate School of Psychology Master’s in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology Internship: Aon Hewitt, New York, NY, four months in 2013, Compensation Intern, Global Data Solutions Team 
 Current position: Business Analyst, Deutsche Bank
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Occupational therapist Shaul Kohn grew up in the Chasidic community of Borough Park. Married at 19 and busy with religious study, Kohn said finding his career wasn’t on his radar.
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When he was 15, Ethan Burger realized he couldn’t move his elbow. When an MRI and an X-ray didn’t reveal anything, he visited a physical therapist who, not only helped him recover, but gave him the idea of pursuing a career in physical therapy.
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During Yitzchok Kolodny’s career as a physical therapist, he saw the same situation over and over again. Patients with serious pain and dysfunction that began with a simple injury.