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Touro College of Pharmacy is Awarded $467,467 Grant from Pfizer to Increase Pneumonia Vaccination Rates in Harlem

February 06, 2013

Statistics tell the story: For the past decade, flu and pneumonia have been among the top three causes of death in New York City. In the predominantly minority low-income areas of Central and East Harlem, fewer than 40 percent of residents 50 years and older have been vaccinated for pneumonia -- far short of the national goal of 90 percent for seniors. In high-poverty areas like Harlem, rates of serious pneumococcal disease, including pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis, are almost 50 percent higher than national estimates, and more than double the rates found in more affluent New York City neighborhoods.

Touro College of Pharmacy Graduate Wins Award for Essay on Drug Shortage Crisis

May 22, 2012

New York, New York – Erin Duffy, a newly-minted graduate of the inaugural class of the Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem, has won the 2012 Corporate Member Scholarship Award from the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP). Ms. Duffy, who recently received her PharmD (doctor of pharmacy) degree, won for an essay entitled, “The Drug Shortage Crisis and What Manufacturers Can Do To Alleviate the Crisis.”