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For Diana Daus, Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy department of Touro’s School of Health Sciences, Huntington’s Disease is more than just a field of interest; it is personal.  Seven years ago, her mother passed away after a long and insidious battle with this hereditary disease, and her brother was diagnosed in 2014. He is currently participating in clinical trials and is under the care of a neurologist specializing in HD.
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Professor Alex Lopez said Touro’s mission inspired him. 
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The child couldn’t have been more than nine and looked closer to five. But he had come alone down the mountains of Ecuador where his family lived. A bloody gash was open above his eyes and the volunteer doctors sutured the wound and administered anesthesia with an 18 gauge needle, all while Emily Lisanti, an undergraduate student at Touro College School of Health Sciences, stood close by ready to help.
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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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In a fitting tribute to the founding of the physician assistant (PA) profession by four U.S. Navy corpsmen, Touro College’s Graduate School of Health Sciences is offering scholarships for its PA program to individuals who have actively served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services at any time.
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“PT has the potential not just to heal the diagnosis, but to enrich somebody’s life,” begins Sandeep Prabhu, DPT, a 2015 graduate of Touro’s School of Health Sciences Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency (OPTR) Program. “My job is to understand the way an individual is designed. I’ve learned that there’s no one-size-fits-all in PT.” 
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You’re running on the treadmill at a leisurely pace. The music changes to something faster. Will your pace increase? How about your cardiovascular health?
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"Early on in my career as a physician assistant, I looked after patients with multiple chronic conditions and illnesses that needed several specialists involved in their cases. Communication was critical,” recalls Nathan Boucher, director of graduate education Physician Assistant Program at Touro’s School of Health Sciences. “With transitions between workers taking place every eight, 12 and 24 hours, there were a lot of chances to drop the ball.”
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As a school psychologist with the New York City Department of Education, Jennifer Pifferrer brings the same passion for working with middle school students that her Touro professors bring to the classroom.
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Rachel Farahan never forgot the Physician Assistant (PA) who cared for her while she battled a serious illness at the age of 20. A 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program, she now has the chance to pay the kindness forward. As she tends to others in her role as PA in the leukemia service at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable.