Former Gov. Paterson Named Professor at Touro College in Harlem

By Jeff Mays on February 21, 2013 6:42pm 

 Former Gov. David Paterson speaks during an interview in Albany on Nov. 30, 2010.
Former Gov. David Paterson speaks during an interview in Albany on Nov. 30, 2010.
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HARLEM—Just a few months after losing his job as a radio host, former Gov. David Paterson will join Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine as a professor.

The school said Paterson will lecture medical and law students regarding "health care-related legislation and the overall role of government in health care."

“It is clear that public policy will continue to play an ever-greater role in the provision of health care, and we want our students to have a deep understanding of their profession," Touro College President and CEO Alan Kadish said in a statement Thursday. "Having David Paterson offer his insight will prove to be invaluable."

Paterson will also serve as an advisor to the university on public policy, grant development and community relations.

Paterson was serving as lieutenant governor when former Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned, making him the state's first African-American governor. Paterson left office when the term ended in 2010, choosing not to seek election to his own term.

For the last year, Paterson worked as a radio host at WOR-AM. He was released in December when Clear Channel Communications took over the station. Paterson also serves on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

 

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