Touro College of Pharmacy Welcomes New Dean


Henry Cohen of Woodmere, New York, was recently named dean of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP).


Henry Cohen of Woodmere, New York, was recently named dean of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP).

Dr. Cohen, who will assume his new role on January 1, 2016, and will serve Touro in a consultant capacity until then, has had a distinguished career in pharmacy. Currently professor of pharmacy practice at Long Island University Pharmacy, chief pharmacy officer for the Department of Pharmacy and Director of Pharmacy Residency Programs at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Cohen established one of the premier clinical pharmacy and residency programs in New York.

Dr. Cohen is also past president of the New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

As dean, Dr. Cohen will support the mission of the college of pharmacy in educating and training pharmacy practitioners and pharmaceutical scientists and discovering and disseminating new knowledge in the clinical and pharmaceutical sciences. Dr. Cohen will lead and nurture faculty and staff, establish priorities for program development, and lead strategic planning and assessment activities for the college of pharmacy.

“As a clinical pharmacist and longtime advocate for the profession, I am excited by the opportunity to have a significant impact on pharmacy education and the practice field and to help students prepare for rewarding careers,” Dr. Cohen said. “My goal is to provide an educational experience that includes active learning, exemplary pharmacy practice clerkships, as well as collaborative research and scholarship opportunities with faculty who are at the vanguard of science and practice.”

Educating more than 6000 students annually in the health sciences, Touro is fast becoming one of the largest health care educational systems in the United States. In 2014, a second campus for Touro’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was opened, as well as new programs to train allied health professionals.

Touro offers integrated honors and medical honors pathway programs that provide opportunities for high-achieving students to combine undergraduate studies with professional education on a fast track.

Close to 100% of Touro students achieve a first-time pass rate on national certification exams, especially in the health sciences fields.

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