“One in 59 children today is diagnosed with some form of autism, and so the need for qualified professionals who can assess and work with this population has never been greater,” explains Karrie Lindeman, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Behavior Analysis, at Touro's School of Health Sciences' Department of Behavioral Sciences. To meet this need, Touro began offering an Advanced Certificate program in Behavior Analysis (ABA) and graduated its first class of behavior analysts in 2018. Now these behavior analysts are applying their skills and using their credentials to help individuals who have been diagnosed with autism, autism spectrum or related disorders.
Recent Touro College School of Health Sciences graduate Klarisse Mathis always knew she wanted to work in the medical field but craved a job with more flexibility than a doctor’s schedule allows. After realizing that becoming a PA would enable her to treat and work closely with patients while also performing different specialties, she knew this career path was an ideal fit for her.
Mathis discusses why she chose Touro, the essential skills learned in her college classroom that she is leveraging in her current role at Lenox Hill Hospital and more.
Rabbi Moses Krupka had delivered many invocations before as executive vice president of Touro College and while all of them were meaningful, the invocation he delivered at the start of Touro’s School of Health Sciences-Manhattan Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony on May 9 was especially powerful. Among the 42 graduates of the Class of 2019 was Rabbi Krupka’s daughter, Elka Epstein.
After being diagnosed with Stage 4S Neuroblastoma at just two months old, Touro Physician Assistant (PA) Manhattan campus student Blake Bohlig successfully won the fight for her life.
Usually when you head to the gym, it’s to burn off some much needed steam and sweat out your stress through some cardio and/or weight lifting. In early December, Touro College School of Health Sciences physician assistant (PA) student Rebecca Moers headed to her Long Island-based Planet Fitness for what she thought would be a quick workout and ended up leaving a lifesaver.
As part of an exclusive fellowship, Touro College School of Health Sciences Doctorate of Physical Therapy alum Keith Levinson (Class of ’11) helped promising baseball players get ready for their Major Leagues debut.
The thirty members of the class of 2019 Touro’s School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Winthrop Extension Center (WEC) took a huge leap in their medical journey when they donned their white coat in a ceremony held at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center on January 11. The ceremony marked their graduation from their program. After class members sit for the boards, they will move on to work as physician assistants in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices across the US.
Touro College School of Health Sciences’ Joseph Tommasino Makes His Mark on National Cholesterol Study
There’s one topic that’s off the table when Joseph Tommasino and his wife join their four grown children and nine grandchildren for Sunday dinners. “Cholesterol,” Tommasino says, laughing. “We do not talk about cholesterol.”
Growing up in Germany with Iranian Jewish parents, Yvette Mazloumi understands what it feels like to not quite blend in. She has felt like an outsider both in her native country and again after relocating to the U.S. But these experiences helped Yvette to be more sympathetic to the obstacles others are facing and prompted her to enter the mental health field.
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.