Department of Institutional Advancement
Director of Communications and External Relations
212-463-0400 ext. 530
For Immediate Release
TOURO COLLEGE SPONSORS HEALTH CAREER FAIR
December 18, 2006 – New York, N.Y. - On December 7, 2006, representatives from Touro’s planned College of Pharmacy and the High School for Health Careers and Sciences in Washington Heights, held a Health Career Fair to introduce juniors and seniors to career opportunities in pharmacy and other health professions.
The event supported Touro College’s goal of expanding the profession’s "pipeline" by developing an interest in pharmacy at an early school level. Also participating were the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York, the New York City Chapter of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists, Rite Aid, Touro College’s School of Health Sciences and the nursing program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Approximately 250 students took part in the event, which was organized by high school principal Harris Marmor, assistant principal Altagracia Acosta and Touro College of Pharmacy dean Dr. Stuart Feldman. Rite Aid generously provided support for the program.
The planned Touro College of Pharmacy will be located at 230 West 125th Street in Harlem. The College will offer the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Actively engaged in the community, the curriculum will focus on developing the skills to serve underserved populations and providing pharmacy services to a diverse society. Further information can be found at http://www.touro.edu/pharmacy.
Dr. Stuart Feldman, dean of the planned Touro College of Pharmacy, counseling interested high school students at recent health career fair.
About Touro College
Touro College has experienced phenomenal growth since its opening in 1971, and is currently educating more than 23,000 students at locations in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow and Berlin. Touro College continues to have a profound impact on the lives of its students and on the Jewish and general communities.