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This year, Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) welcomed a diverse group of students to the school as part of the Class of 2022. The future pharmacists came to TCOP from a variety of places, with distant homelands like Iran and Myanmar to the not-so-distant Bronx and Brooklyn. Now that they’ve had some time to settle in, finished their first set of exams (phew!), and donned their white coats, we caught up with eight members of the new class to hear why they chose the pharmaceutical profession and what attracted them to TCOP. Despite their different origins, all eight shared the same drive to become pharmacists and make the world a better and safer place.
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When Olive Nwosu visited family members in Nigeria, she was shocked by what they told her about the country’s healthcare system. “If you got sick and didn’t have money, it was better for you to die than go to the hospital,” recalled Nwosu whose parents emigrated from Nigeria to Washington, DC before she was born.  “They told me that a hospital wouldn’t treat you if you didn’t have the money even if they had the means of saving your life.” Nwosu considers that moment an awakening and said the stark inequality propelled her to action: she joined the Girl Scouts, volunteered at hospitals and began working with autistic children. As part of a local program, Nwosu was given an internship at a pharmacy as a high school student. The pharmacist quickly became Nwosu’s mentor.
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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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Through his long and august career, Dr. Darryl Rich has been at the forefront of pharmaceutical safety practices. Dr. Rich is currently a Medication Safety Specialist with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), where he works with healthcare agencies to improve medication safety. 
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Before he was a graduate of Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) and a PGY-1 resident at Brooklyn Hospital Center—a coveted and highly-competitive slot for graduating pharmacy students seeking work in academia—Victor Chen, 32, was toiling away doing research in a lab as an employee of Pall Corporation, which supplies high-tech filtration, separation and purification products. It was a natural fit for someone who had majored in biochemistry at Stony Brook University but, Chen quickly realized, it lacked a vital component for him.
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At the awards banquet for the graduating Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) students, Pharm. D. candidate Vered Zino took a moment to hug her father.
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Just several weeks after registering for classes, orienting themselves to campus and settling into classes, the one hundred newest members of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) found themselves standing on line in front of family, friends, and faculty as they waited to be robed into the white coats they had draped across their arms.
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Professor Zvi Loewy, who heads the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at Touro College of Pharmacy and has served as VP of Research at two major pharmaceutical companies, invented the first “all in one” system to help diabetics measure glucose levels. This innovative medical device just received approval from the Food and Drug Administration and will soon be hitting the market. Touro Talk caught up with Prof. Loewy to learn more about this exciting development.
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When Emmanuel Knight used to think about the job he might one day hold, his mind always went to computer science: since he was a child, he was always playing with the newest tech gadgets on the market, and he was the go-to guy in his family when a computer issue needed to be solved. But the 28-year old current academic fellow at the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP), originally from Buffalo, NY, says it was a chance encounter at the grocery store in which he worked during college that changed the course of his future career.
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Yin Hlaing was born in Burma, now Myanmar, and arrived in the United States with her husband and daughter after receiving a visa via the US Diversity Lotto. (She received the news about her visa a week after giving birth to her first daughter.)