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TCOP’s class of 2021 began their first semester during the second week of August. During the week-long orientation, the new crop of future pharmacists learned what to expect as first-year pharmacy students. The orientation culminated in a block party on 124th Street complete with karaoke, music and delicious food. In between karaoke sets and games of giant Jenga, students spoke about why they wanted to become pharmacists.
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Twenty-one Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) students were inducted into the Delta Sigma chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), a national pharmacy honors fraternity that recognizes student pharmacists who demonstrate high levels of leadership and service. 
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The Egyptian-born Tamer Hassan came to the US as a child when his family sought a better academic future. They settled in Brooklyn. Hassan began studying at Kingsborough Community College. After taking several courses, he decided to take a hiatus and launch several businesses including a pizza parlor, a car dealership and a café (where he still is a silent partner).
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The Long Island-born Wayne Mclaughlin said various factors made him consider a career as a pharmacist. Growing up, his father was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease that still has no viable treatment options. He also witnessed firsthand the impact pharmacists can have on a local community. Nearby Mclaughlin’s hometown is a low-income neighborhood and Mclaughlin witnessed how pharmacists were “the first line of defense against sickness.”
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The last few months have been an exciting time in the life of P1 Esther Miller. Miller married in April, graduated from Lander College for Women—The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW) in May, and began pharmacy school in August.
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Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) Associate Professor Dr. Mary Choy was recently honored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)’s Immunization Champion Awards in the category of Individual Practitioner. 
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Each year, hundreds of people in Cambodia are over-prescribed antibiotics. If the patients are lucky to recover from their illnesses, they face an even more daunting possibility: the over-abundance of antibiotics may herald the creation of a super-bug, bacteria that have adapted and become resistant to antibiotics.
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Two of Touro College of Pharmacy\'s largest student organizations, SNPhA and SSHP, joined together to host TCOP\'s 5th annual Multicultural Day. Students and faculty showcased their heritage by wearing traditional clothes and sharing traditional foods from their respective countries, which included Ghana, India, Trinidad, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, South Korea, Afghanistan, and Barbados. As Michael Escott, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, said, "TCOP is a microcosm of the entire world."
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This year’s Walmart/Sam’s Club Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) National Diabetes Health Fair was a rousing success, as usual. Fourteen student volunteers from Touro College of Pharmacy, supervised by faculty preceptor Dr. Vinnie Dam, performed blood pressure screenings and medication therapy reviews for approximately 60 patients at the Sam’s Club in Secaucus, New Jersey. Dr. Marla Bowie and Dr. Deji Akinboye, two TCOP alumni (now practicing pharmacists) also joined to help proctor the event.
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On March 19, six Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) students spent an afternoon volunteering at the Community Kitchen & Food Pantry of West Harlem, preparing and serving fresh, homemade meals to approximately 300 low-income and/or homeless Harlem residents. The event was organized by Pharmacists for Public Health (PPH), a student organization that coordinates volunteering events twice a month.