Featured Stories tagged with "community"

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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. 
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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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Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of one day serving on a medical mission overseas and making a global impact. 
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Touro College of Pharmacy students, faculty, and staff turned out at Riverbank State Park in upper Manhattan recently to help seniors living in city housing with medication and health counseling.  A total of 34 Touro volunteers spent a beautiful fall day at a medical pavilion in the park providing blood pressure, blood glucose, and bone density screenings - along with counseling on medication management - to some 270 seniors.
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Last week, Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) students volunteered at the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes EXPO at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York.  
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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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Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP)’s student chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) recently held a fundraiser for The Alzheimer\'s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Disease, in which TCOP students participate every October. ASCP members sold hot dogs and chips in the baseball-themed fundraiser, which sold out within an hour and a half. “For the next school year, we plan on exploring new fundraising ideas to help raise more money,” said Phoebe Wong, president of ASCP’s student chapter.
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“Where can I get alcohol swabs?” a breathless D.O. student asked his peer. “Sir, do you take any medications? Would you like to have them reviewed?” a PharmD candidate asked an approaching visitor.
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On Friday, March 11th, the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)-Harlem hosted their biannual health fair.