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.
We all seek meaningful relationships and yet, for many of us, this goal remains elusive. What does it take to sustain a healthy and happy relationship? A lot of work and commitment, says Dr. Louis Primavera, dean of Touro College’s School of Health Sciences and coauthor of the newly-published Making Marriage Work, along with Dr. Rob Pascale. The two have identified these four key cornerstones for building a good relationship:
Daniella Sinay, a graduate of the Touro College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program class of 2015, was the first PT student to ever be granted the opportunity to complete a clinical experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the most prominent biomedical research facilities in the country and an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Patients seen at the NIH, come from all over the world with rare and severe diseases seeking experimental treatments in hopes of receiving life-saving interventions.
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.
This past October, The Touro College School of Health Sciences' Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program held two annual white coat ceremonies at both its Manhattan and Bay Shore campuses to mark the students’ transition from the classroom to the clinic.
The Touro College Manhattan Physician Assistant (PA) Program was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose mission it is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
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!
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.
Dan Rootenberg would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to that anonymous student who didn’t make it to class to begin Touro’s Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. “I had been waitlisted and got a phone call at 10 am, after the first anatomy class when someone failed to show up for school,” says Rootenberg, who graduated in 1997. “That was how I got in, missing the first class.”