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Volume 7, Issue 1 January 14, 2018

Happy New Year from Touro University California!

Wishing you peace and happiness throughout the year!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign! This year, generous donors helped the Alumni Scholarship Fund raise over $1,000 to support student scholarships and educational initiatives on Giving Tuesday. Thank you for believing in our students, and for ensuring that their dreams aren’t limited by their financial situation.

The Touro University California Alumni Association Scholarship was introduced in 2012 by the TUC Alumni Association and provides financial assistance for students in need, such as Yasaman Lejevardi, a current MSPAS-MPH student and Alumni Scholarship Candidate. For Lejevardi, who was born with Tricuspid Valve Atresia, striving to improve the community is a goal that keeps her fighting the odds. Read her story Here.  

Alumni scholarships provide books, housing and/or educational tools, giving them one less thing for which to stress. For Lejevardi, alumni scholarships help make a difference.

The Touro community appreciates your generosity on this national time of giving as a vital part of our campus.

To make a gift, click on the link below. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.


Together, We Are Touro!



Brigit Perez


Prevention as Medicine

Monir Tofangsazan, MPH, CEHS Class of 2012

As a young girl in Iran, Monir Tofangsazan, MPH, remembers being her family’s “healthcare helper”. She would help take her father’s blood pressure at 12 years old, and blood panels were something that she loved to go through and understand. One of her other jobs was to speak with her father’s healthcare providers and help see that their advice was followed at home.

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tami The Touro College and University System Inspiring Faculty of 2018

Tami Hendriksz, DO, COM 2006

Tami Hendriksz, DO, Associate Dean of Clinical Education in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, was named one of nineInspiring Faculty of 2018 in the Touro College and University System (TCUS). Dr. Hendriksz, herself a 2006 alumna of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recognized from among the over 2,300 faculty members throughout TCUS due to the passion of the students who nominated her, stressing that she not only made them better future clinicians, but better and more capable individuals.

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Confidence Through Experience

Kimberly Bohnert, College of Pharmacy Class of 2019

From coordinating medication with physicians and nurses to discovering what pills a patient is taking on their own, Kimberly Bohnert, student doctor of pharmacy class of 2019, is experiencing firsthand what it means to be pharmacist. Having grown up in a family of mom and pop pharmacists, Ms. Bohnert says that she always felt that she had a place in pharmacy, and after ten years of teaching high school biology in San Mateo, she decided that it was time to change careers and answer the lingering question of “what if?”

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