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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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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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A new therapy tool, PuzzleArt™, claims to build and strengthen 20 perceptual learning, oculomotor, binocular, sensory and creativity skills using three-dimensional, hands-on abstract art, but does it work?
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For their final research project, one group of School of Health Sciences occupational therapy students studied their fellow student. Entitled, “Metamorphosis from Student to Therapist: A Case Study,” the project looked at a promising occupational therapy student and the challenges she faced on her way to graduation.
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Dale Andrews, a former combat medic, said that his experience in the military led him to become a physician assistant.
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On Sunday, November 1st, 2015, the Touro College School of Health Sciences hosted guest lectures on the topic of MS rehabilitation. Presented by preeminent scholars John DeLuca, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., and Yael Goverover, OT, Ph.D, the lectures examined the impact of cognitive issues on the daily lives of persons struggling with multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as possible rehabilitation programs that may facilitate successful interventions.
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Immersing herself in different cultures comes easily to Dana Cyrelda Sanchez, a student in Touro’s School of Health Sciences (SHS) Industrial Organizational (I-O) Psychology program.
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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.
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Students from Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) embarked on a service trip to Lima, Peru in January to assist hundreds of community members in need of medical, dental, and obstetrics healthcare, as well as basic community infrastructure.
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  Every first-year PT student takes a Professional Development course in his or her first semester, in which they are given an assignment to interview a senior citizen. The purpose, explains Professor Shira Weiner, is “to emphasize the many facets of psychosocial interactions surrounding an intergenerational relationship, and to allow students to practice the skills needed to elicit useful information from another person, as this is an important component of the clinical encounter.”