Whirlwind of activity

It’s been a whirlwind of activity since joining Touro University Western Division as the CEO & Senior Provost in January.  I continue to enjoy meeting faculty, students and the many supporters of Touro.

I’ve frequently stated that Touro University Nevada is one of the best kept secrets in the state of Nevada.  My goal is to ensure that this gem is no longer a secret.  I’ve been telling everyone who will listen what a valuable resource that Touro University Nevada has been for ten years already and that we will be making even greater impacts on healthcare and education in the community for years to come.

I’ve been so impressed with our students who volunteer their limited spare time to many community organizations, events and causes.  From the physical therapy students who volunteer as coaches of Special Olympic teams to the physician assistant students who started Yellow Dot, a program that alerts first responders to medical information in the glove box of a vehicle to the medical student who is the first D.O. student to be elected to the office of National President for the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, our students are committed and involved with the Southern Nevada community and beyond.

I am also excited to announce the launch of the new Western Division website where you can find more information about myself, the role of Touro University Western Division and how to request a meeting.    I encourage everyone to learn more about both of the campuses that I have the privilege to lead.

I look forward to meeting more Touro family and growing this amazing institution.

Mona Shield Payne


Shelley Berkley
CEO and Senior Provost
Touro Western Division

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm Summer Research Fellowship Application @ Touro University Nevada
Summer Research Fellowship Appli… @ Touro University Nevada
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm
Touro University Nevada is offering a Summer Research Fellowship program for 2014. The fellowship is available to Nevada residents who are undergraduate students enrolled in [...]
3:00 pm Spring Commencement @ LVH Hotel
Spring Commencement @ LVH Hotel
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
More than 300 graduates from Osteopathic Medicine, Medical Health Sciences, Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Nursing will cross the stage at the Touro University [...]
9:00 am 2014 Assistive Technology Fair @ Touro University Nevada
2014 Assistive Technology Fair @ Touro University Nevada
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Touro University Nevada’s (TUN) School of Occupational Therapy students who are completing an advanced course in assistive technologies and adaptive devices showcase one-of-a-kind inventions they [...]
3:00 pm 2014 White Coat Ceremony @ Bally's Las Vegas
2014 White Coat Ceremony @ Bally's Las Vegas
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The TUN White Coat Ceremony was developed to celebrate the symbolic beginning of the journey of students in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies and physical [...]
3:00 pm 2014 Winter Commencement @ Paris Las Vegas
2014 Winter Commencement @ Paris Las Vegas
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Graduates from Physician Assistant Studies, Education, and Nursing will cross the stage at the Touro University Nevada spring commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony is celebratory [...]

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