Geoffrey E. Eaton Appointed Director of Community Affairs & Diversity at TouroCOM, Touro College of PharmacyApril 19, 2019 |
by Monica Levitan
Geoffrey E. Eaton has been appointed director of community affairs and diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) and Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem.
Eaton has worked at TouroCOM for several years, serving in roles such as the founding member of the TouroCOM Harlem Community Advisory Board, where he currently serves as its co-chair. The board works to raise money for scholarships for underrepresented minorities at the medical school.
“We are so pleased and lucky to have someone of Geoff’s experience and talent join our team,” said Dr. David Forstein, dean of TouroCOM Harlem. “He has been an invaluable friend and brings a world of experience to this position. He will help us serve the community by interfacing with local boards and organizations, such as One Hundred Black Men, which meet regularly at TouroCOM.”
“We are honored and delighted that Geoffrey Eaton has chosen to join the TouroCOM/TCOP team,” said Dr. Henry Cohen, dean of the Touro College of Pharmacy. “His long and distinguished career of leadership in government and community service is a perfect fit with our mission to develop the next generation of pharmacists vested in promoting wellness, especially among the underserved populations in Harlem and beyond, and to improve patient health locally, nationally and globally. His lifetime of courageous commitment to vital causes will be an invaluable asset and an inspiration to students, grads and faculty.”
Outside of TouroCOM, Eaton has been involved in the Harlem community, serving as the inaugural vice president of the New York State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and as chief of staff for former Harlem Congressman Charles B. Rangel.
“I am delighted to be able to continue to carry out Touro’s mission and goals of improving the health of Harlem’s residents by fostering more community and student engagement and increasing enrollment of underrepresented minorities in medicine and pharmacy,” Eaton said.