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.
Dale Andrews, a former combat medic, said that his experience in the military led him to become a physician assistant.
Staff Sergeant David Rivera, a student at the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant-Manhattan program, has been a member of the United States Army Reservists for the last 15 years.
For physician assistant Chelsea Weir, a member of the graduating class of the School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Bay Shore program, donning her white coat ceremony was imbued with meaning.
Hundreds of friends and family members celebrated with graduates of Touro College School of Health Sciences on September 13 at the Tilles Center in Long Island. SHS awarded 510 degrees in fields ranging from undergraduate health sciences to doctorates in physical therapy.
Touro student Bracha Buff shares her excitement at starting the Physician Assistant Manhattan program—the first step towards fulfilling a lifelong dream of a career in the medical field.
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.
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.