Touro College of Pharmacy Appoints Interim Dean

November 07, 2013

New York, N.Y. – Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of the Touro College and University System, today announced that Dr. Zvi Loewy, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at Touro College of Pharmacy, will serve as the school’s interim dean. Dr. Loewy succeeds Dr. Stuart Feldman, who stepped down last week.

Touro College of Pharmacy Graduates Class of 2013

May 29, 2013

Amid cheering friends and family members with musical interludes provided by Harlem’s Cotton Club All Stars band, seventy-four graduating students of the second class of the Touro College of Pharmacy received their PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degrees last week at commencement ceremonies held at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM).

Touro College of Pharmacy Announces “Capstone Project” Winners

May 23, 2013

Research by graduating Touro College of Pharmacy students into drug interactions, treatment of patients with pneumonia, and access to birth control pills was recognized with Certificates of Excellence at a recent event at the Harlem school. 

Touro College of Pharmacy Student Takes Second Place in Biochemistry Competition At Statewide CSTEP Conference

May 17, 2013

Mohamad Saleh, a student at Touro College of Pharmacy, recently took second place for a poster presentation in biochemistry at the 21st Annual Statewide CSTEP Conference held at Sagamore on the Lake in Bolton Landing, New York. 

Touro College of Pharmacy Students Travel to India to Run Health Camps in Poor Urban Communities

March 05, 2013

New York, N.Y. – The women who had come to the makeshift “health camps” to see the student pharmacists from Harlem had ongoing pain in their bones. Some were so thin that their gaunt arms would not hold a blood pressure cuff. One man had collected so many medications that he stuffed them into two shopping bags and brought them to the camp to be sorted, identified and ultimately thrown away.

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.”