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As they welcomed forty-five new students to campus, the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) program held several exciting orientation activities for the Class of 2018—including a baseball game at Yankee Stadium and community service activity at Battery Park. Scroll through the photos below to read more!   
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Each year, DPT students volunteer at the Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center, a non-profit organization located in Manhattan that caters to the health and wellness of the senior population,in a unique variety of ways—leading health fairs, helping serve lunch in the cafeteria, teaching origami, or facilitating wellness seminars, where they cover topics important to Sirovich’s clientele, such as ways to maintain healthy bones and posture, proper use and maintenance of assistive devices (e.g. walkers and canes), and balance assessments to understand fall risks.
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“Slick your hair/ and wear your buckle shoes/ (Up, down!) And all that jazz…” sings Nicole Russo, DPT. Her back to the group, she turns her head to the side and raises her arms up, then down, while her audience—a roomful of sitting or wheelchair-bound senior citizens—follow suit and unanimously sing along to the rousing lyrics.
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Mimma Mazzola said she thought about becoming a PA when her pediatrician mentioned the profession to her. “I researched the profession and just loved it,” she said. Her desire to be in the medical field was augmented by her experience working as a medical assistant at a podiatric surgical office. “It was super hands-on,” she said. “They taught me everything: how to take blood; how to treat a wound and how to care for someone who has diabetes. Each patient had a different story.”
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The simple act of sipping water through a plastic straw was a challenge for Stephanie Jacob’s patient, a 46-year-old mother who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
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"You have acquired everything you need to know for the profession of nursing," said Chair and Director of the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Department of Nursing, Sandra Russo, to 65 graduates at the traditional pinning ceremony held on Friday, June 23rd. "It has been an honor to guide you through your journey, and now, there is nothing more to say than...Welcome."
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Drs. Frances Corio, P.T., PhD, OCS and Robert Troiano, DPT, CHT started out with a question: Could something as common as a musical metronome, which helps set a balanced pace for musicians, help individuals with limb loss walk more steadily and symmetrically? While they thought it could, they wanted to test this hypothesis scientifically. 
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Where do most people get their health information on the internet? The answer might surprise you: Wikipedia. How reliable is it? More so every day, thanks to Wikiproject Medicine and volunteers like Touro’s PT students. 
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Future PA Wen Yin moved to the US with her parents at the age of 18. Though she only had a basic grasp of the English language, she enrolled in Hunter College and managed a dual major in statistics and psychology. “China is a bit more conservative,” she explained. “I prefer it here.”
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Dedicated to expanding its research footprint and promoting faculty research initiatives, Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) held its first annual Faculty Research Retreat on June 2, 2016. The retreat was hosted by SHS Dean Louis Primavera, Associate Dean Frank Gardner, and the SHS Research Support and Development Committee.