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Volume 6, Issue 11 December 10, 2018

Happy Holidays Wonderful Alum! 

As we wrap up 2018, I want to THANK YOU so much for being a Touro University California alum! It's been a productive year learning more about you and your commitment to Touro and the community! Let's continue collaborative efforts for 2019, and if there is anything that you would like to see Alumni Relations do for you, feel free to send me an email:


Brigit Perez

Joy Dugan

Joy Dugan, MSPAS, MPH – CEHS '12

Alumni Scholarship Recipient


Alum Joy Dugan was the first recipient of the Alumni Scholarship. She was the co-founder the Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC), which is still running and serving residents of Vallejo. She received the scholarship during clinical rotations, which helped her significantly during a critical time.

“This scholarship helped pay my rent that month,” Dugan states “now, I'm happy to donate to the alumni scholarship to pay-it-forward to our future TUC alumni."

Reducing Health Disparities

One Tool at a Time:

Shalisha Maddela, MPH, CEHS 2015


Walking through the long, bright halls of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) with alum Shalisha Maddela, MPH, CEHS 2015, it is evident that she is passionate about catalyzing positive change and the people she works with support this mission as well. ZSFG is San Francisco’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and is a safety-net hospital that provides primary, specialty and hospital care for vulnerable populations.

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Martha Martin Perez, MAEd, CEHS 2015

In the bilingual 4th grade classroom of Martha Martin Perez, MAEd, native Spanish and English speaking students learn side-by-side in an environment where they’re encouraged to take risks and make mistakes in speaking another language.

“It really improves the students’ sense of identity and self-worth to realize that their global bilingual perspective is valued,” says Ms. Martin Perez. “We don’t operate on a deficit model. Instead, we’re honoring the whole child.”

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here to help


PA Alumni, Class of 2012, Assist in Camp Fire Recovery

In the week following the devastation of the Camp Fire, Christina Skaggs, PA-C, MPH, and Class of 2012 returned to Feather River Hospital in Paradise to see what remained of her now former place of work. Although the hospital still stood, burn damage had left it in need of year-long repair. She recovered stethoscopes and photos from her coworkers’ lockers as her fellow search and rescue captain decommissioned the hospital’s MRI magnet.

“The emergency room was a mess,” recalled Ms. Skaggs, an ER PA. “Gurneys were everywhere, chairs and bassinets piled up in the hallways, making them impassable. And everything was left covered in ash.”

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andrew ray family

Congratulations to Alum Andrew Ray, PharmD, COP 2017, and his wife Maryelli for their newest family member, Inara


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