Leading Olympics M.D. Joins Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty at Touro University Worldwide

Dec 21, 2010, 16:31 ET from Touro University Worldwide

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Touro University Worldwide (TUW) has welcomed distinguished physician and scholar, Dr. Deborah Waters, to its faculty.

After serving as a major in the U.S. Air Force and practicing medicine in Texas, Pennsylvania and Colorado, Dr. Waters moved to the Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico to live and work as a sports medicine and emergency specialist. Her particular area of interest is developing effective media campaigns aimed at lowering epidemic levels of diabetes among 10 to 13-year- old Native Americans.

"We are honored to have Dr. Waters teaching at Touro University. Her credentials and work experience coupled with her tireless attention to social change provides TUW students an extraordinary learning opportunity," said Dr. Bernard Luskin, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Worldwide.

"Teaching and giving back has always been a passion of mine and I truly believe that life-long learning is something we must do. Working with Touro University Worldwide is the perfect vehicle for me to engage with adult students globally," said Dr. Waters.

Her African American and Native American heritage are additional facets to the many qualities that make Dr. Waters an exceptional role model. Since graduating from The University of California, San Diego Medical School, Dr. Waters has served as the Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee and has worked with numerous teams including serving as the Dream Team Physician for the U.S. Basketball Team that went to Barcelona in 1992.

She was also the first female physician to work the sidelines at Penn State University's Division 1 football program working with Coach Joe Paterno for five years.

"I was amazed when she told me that she gave Mike Tyson his first Olympic Boxing Team physical," said Luskin.

In 2008, she accompanied the U.S. Women's basketball team to the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Waters has also served as team physician for the Native American Olympic Boxing Team and the U.S. Airforce Boxing Team.

Waters is scheduled to begin teaching in the Professional Psychology program at TUW which begins in the spring semester of 2011.  This program will encompass required curriculum for concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Counseling and Mental Health Counseling.

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About Touro University:

Founded in 1971, Touro College and University System has experienced significant growth and educates more than 17,500 students at locations in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow, Berlin and Paris.

An accredited, non-profit university established in 2008, Touro University Worldwide offers fully online Masters' Degrees in Business, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Media & Communication Psychology and Professional Psychology including Marriage,  Family Therapy, and Pastoral Counseling. For more information, visit: www.TouroW.edu.

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