Touro opens new research, health clinics

Touro University California opened a Translational Research Clinic and Student Health Clinic this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The Jewish-owned medical school on Vallejo‘s Mare Island will use the research clinic to teach as well as conduct trials in diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease research. The new health clinic will allow for improved health services to students, including counseling services.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Touro University’s new research clinic on Jan. 20

The Jan. 20 ceremony also dedicated a DEXA machine donated by Nevada-based Steinberg Diagnostic. DEXA allows doctors to measure bone density, conduct body composition studies and access body fat in a noninvasive way.

Touro was founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university has 1,400 students enrolled in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing and education programs.