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Touro University California's alumni podcast, The Current, showcases the very best of what our alumni have to offer.  The name of the podcast comes from both our location near the Napa River and our focus on current events.  Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on this podcast and by those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of Touro or any employee thereof.  Touro shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions on this podcast.  This podcast may include technical inaccuracies; Touro does not warrant the truthfulness of anything shared on this podcast.  Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Touro.  Nothing contained in this podcast acts as a medical opinion; if you need medical advice or treatment, please consult your health care physician.  Podcast theme music by Transistor.fm.

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Touro University California's alumni podcast, The Current, showcases the very best of what our alumni have to offer.  The name of the podcast comes from both our location near the Napa River and our focus on current events.  Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on this podcast and by those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of Touro or any employee thereof.  Touro shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions on this podcast.  This podcast may include technical inaccuracies; Touro does not warrant the truthfulness of anything shared on this podcast.  Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Touro.  Nothing contained in this podcast acts as a medical opinion; if you need medical advice or treatment, please consult your health care physician.  Podcast theme music by Transistor.fm.

    Grab Hold of Opportunities as They Present Themselves: You May Find Your True Calling as a Result

    Grab Hold of Opportunities as They Present Themselves: You May Find Your True Calling as a Result

    Dr. Maricel Dela Cruz, a Bay Area native who is a 2012 dual Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/Master of Public Health graduate of TUC and practices in Solano County, shares her thoughts about the need to continue to add diversity among practitioners in the medical profession, as well as the importance of collaboration across specialties, and ongoing mentorship.

    • 25 min
    Connections Made in College, Early in Career Can Pay Dividends Down the Road

    Connections Made in College, Early in Career Can Pay Dividends Down the Road

    Dr. Kevin Carrasco is a 2013 dual PharmD-Master of Public Health graduate of the College of Pharmacy and College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California.



    He serves as an Emergency Department Pharmacist at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.



    He describes a career arc that was strongly influenced by associations he made in the profession while still a student and early in his career, and encourages Pharmacy students to strive for their best at every turn because you never know when the impression you leave on others will pay dividends for you in the future.

    • 35 min
    Career Options Abound for PharmD Grads, and Grow Exponentially with Accompanying MPH

    Career Options Abound for PharmD Grads, and Grow Exponentially with Accompanying MPH

    Dr. Hugh Ngo is a 2013 dual PharmD-Master of Public Health graduate of the College of Pharmacy and the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He serves in Toronto as the Senior Medical Science Liaison in HIV with the Medical Affairs Department at Gilead Sciences Canada. He discusses the varied career paths for those who hold PharmD degrees as well as MPH degrees, and strategies for professional development through mentorship and networking.

    • 40 min
    Special Podcast Session Celebrates Educators During 2024 Teacher Appreciation Week

    Special Podcast Session Celebrates Educators During 2024 Teacher Appreciation Week

    Dr. Karis Clarke, Assistant Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences, Director of the Graduate School of Education, and a Professor for the GSOE program celebrates those who teach our children – as well as those who teach adults of all ages in various settings – during Teacher Appreciation Week. A series of GSOE alums share what motivates them as teachers, as well as their passion for the profession.

    • 13 min
    Alumna's Continuing Quest for Education Derives from Desire to Serve Children with Special Needs

    Alumna's Continuing Quest for Education Derives from Desire to Serve Children with Special Needs

    Lisa Marie Smith holds two Master’s Degrees in Education from Touro University California, one completed in 2016 and another in 2019 through the Graduate School of Education. She is a special education teacher in the St. Helena Unified School District, where she has served for 15 years. Smith co-owns a pair of businesses in Calistoga with her husband – and is not afraid to clown around when the time is right.

    • 28 min
    Search for Matching 'Shape' Leads Environmental Advocate to New Career as Teacher

    Search for Matching 'Shape' Leads Environmental Advocate to New Career as Teacher

    Natalie DuMont, who in 2020 earned her multiple-subject teaching credential trough Touro University California's Graduate School of Education, was raised with an appreciation of nature and later in life used that appreciation to support a career in environmental stewardship. Now she's teaching kindergartners in Vallejo, sharing with them her love of nature and the environment.

    • 38 min

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