Featured Stories tagged with "school of health sciences"

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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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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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Alyssa Decker, SHS ’16, M.S. and Laurie Giamella, ’16 represented Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) at the 45th annual Voice Foundation Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice on June 4, 2016 at the Philadelphia Westin Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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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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Professor Alex Lopez said Touro’s mission inspired him. 
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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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Thanks to Touro School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy students, hundreds of indigent occupational therapy patients will receive top-of-the-line medical supplies at no cost.
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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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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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“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.”