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Last week, over 200 P1 through P4 students and faculty of Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) merrily celebrated the end of their academic year at a semiformal held at Colbeh Restaurant in Manhattan. Besides a five-course Mediterranean-style buffet dinner (including Persian gondi, dolmeh, three types of kebab, three types of rice, and more), students enjoyed a sushi bar, open drinks bar, and an elaborate cake for the graduating class of 2015. Suits and dresses replaced the usual white coats as student pharmacists and faculty ate, drank, and danced the night away! 
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For Mir Mahmood, from Jersey City, New Jersey, the white coat ceremony marked “the beginning of a new chapter” in his life.
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Students in TCOP’s Global Health class received a closer look at the issues facing global health with a guided tour of the United Nations building on November 14.
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Michael Stuart was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and moved to the United States with his wife. “It took a lot of adjusting. The culture is different and the environment is different,” Stuart recalled.” I come from a kind of country-area and here it’s pretty urban, but I adjusted quickly.”
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Andrea Martins was born in the US but moved to Portugal when she was four-years-old. She studied pharmacy in college. “I had no idea what pharmacy was,” laughed Martins. “In Portugal, we have a different system of schoolings and I had good grades so my father told me to go to pharmacy school. Once I was there, I realized that I liked it. I loved the rotations and I loved being able to talk with patients.”
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1. What motivated you to join the military and how long did you serve? I was inspired to join the military because of economic reasons. When I was pursuing my undergraduate degree, the United States was experiencing one of the worst recessions of my life. My concern at the time was graduating from college in a job-scarce economy with the burden to pay back student loans.  The U.S. military provided me with the educational opportunities and jobs security I was seeking. For this reason, in the fall of 2009, I made my decision to join the U.S. Army.
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Ashely Calvin grew up in a small town in Michigan. “Either you’re related to everyone or you know everyone,” she laughed. Afterwards she moved to North Carolina and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “I thought pharmacists just count pills but once I learned about what the profession does I got really excited about it. I made sure I took the right classes and worked as a pharmacy tech.”
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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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The 2014 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the most widespread in the history of the virus, has evolved into one of the gravest and most urgent medical concerns of our time. At Touro’s Colleges of Pharmacy (TCOP) and Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), professors are sharing with students their knowledge of and experiences with this virus, both clinically and via secondary research. Their goal? To publicize the importance of identifying precautions and seeking treatments for infectious diseases such as Ebola, and to inspire future healthcare leaders to pursue research in the field.
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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.