Dean's Update 2024

Message from the Dean

“Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that's precise, predictive and reliable—a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional." - Brian Greene, Columbia University Theoretical Physicist and Mathematician

TCOP is undergoing a dramatic transformation, centered by our recent move to Touro University’s new flagship campus at 3 Times Square, at “the Crossroads of the World.” We have joined seven other Touro schools in a 30-story landmark skyscraper that embraces new state-of-the art facilities.

The move is more than a physical relocation. We are active participants in shaping our future and moving onto the world stage and into the first rank of professional education, while broadening our commitment to underserved communities around the corner and across the globe.

The profession is also undergoing a remarkable transformation. We are at the threshold of what the New York Times hails as a golden age of medicine, where the pace of advancement has entered an exponential phase and pharmacists play an increasingly integral part.

TCOP has built a solid foundation and is well prepared for the future.

Last year, our graduates ranked second among New York pharmacy schools in first-time NAPLEX pass rates and topped the New York State rate for the second straight year. Graduate employment continues at nearly 100 percent and our alumni are making their mark in community pharmacy, hospitals, clinics, industry and academia.

Our growing status and reputation have enabled us to attract exceptional teachers and scholars. Our Drug Information Center serves the profession through its publications and analyses of medical literature that promote evidence-based medicine. Most recently, we have added administrators dedicated to alumni, career services and continuing education.

TCOP’s Center of Excellence, funded by a five-year federal grant, is enhancing the diversity of students and practicing pharmacists; expanding accessibility for culturally sensitive patient and family-centered care; improving patient outcomes; and reducing healthcare disparities in medically underserved areas.

Our new collaborative PharmD/M.P.H. degree program with New York Medical College offers the opportunity to earn dual degrees more quickly and at less cost than completing each degree separately.

We are very proud of what TCOP has become and excited for what the future holds for the school, its students and graduates and the profession.


Dean Cohen

Henry Cohen, PharmD, MSc, FCCM
Dean and Professor
Touro College of Pharmacy