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“I Always Wanted to Help People”

September 12, 2018

As they began their journey of learning how to keep bodies healthy, members of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Manhattan Program Class of 2021 took a day to help keep their neighborhood healthy. On August 20, more than 40 future physician assistants cleaned up New York City’s Battery Park. Students fanned out across scenic area to clean up litter and debris, repaint park benches and aerate the soil along with city groundskeepers and other volunteers. We spoke with eight members of the new class about their decision to become physician assistants and the paths that led them to Touro.

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On Speaking Terms

August 30, 2018

Ask someone to describe speech-language pathology and they’ll probably tell you it’s games with kids to help them to pronounce their “Rs” and “Ss”. Not so. Today’s speech-language pathologist, explains Hindy Lubinsky, M.S., director and chairperson for the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the Touro College School of Health Sciences, helps people of all ages and backgrounds with a range of speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills

August 22, 2018

For their final graduation requirements, students at the School of Health Sciences (SHS) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program spend two years working on an evidence-based research project together with a faculty mentor. The fruits of their labor were on display in May, when both Manhattan and Bay Shore doctoral candidates delivered their final presentations.

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“It Takes Determination to Bring a Research Project to Completion”

July 31, 2018

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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Empowered by Knowledge

July 24, 2018

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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“Now We’re Going to Save as Many Lives as Possible”

July 11, 2018

In a ceremony that harked back to the august history of nursing, Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) Nursing Program welcomed 46 new nurses to the profession during a pinning ceremony on June 28.

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“The End of a Long Journey”

June 05, 2018

Forty students from the School of Health Sciences (SHS) Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) program took the next step in their medical careers by donning their white coats on May 10. Hundreds of friends and family members celebrated with them during the White Coat Ceremony, held at New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan.

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Taking Care of Your Teeth

May 14, 2018

More than 150 busy New Yorkers received a free oral health lesson courtesy of students at the Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS)-Manhattan Physician Assistant program on April 26.

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Practicing as Part of a Team

March 28, 2018

A Nor’easter storm was no match for the hundreds of students who joined in Touro College School of Health Sciences 5th Annual Interprofessional Education Symposium on March 13.

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Little Victories

February 23, 2018

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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