News & Stories

Stay up to date with the latest news and hear stories about the students, faculty, and staff at Touro Nevada.

Representatives from Engelstad and Touro Nevada cut the ribbon beneath the new Engelstad Research Complex sign at the grand opening ceremony.

College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives $500,000 for Cancer Research, Engelstad Research Complex Opens

Jul 17, 2024

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine has received $500,000 from the Engelstad Foundation to advance groundbreaking cancer research and to develop a drug that prevents cancer metastasis. 

Dr. Andrew Priest, Campus President & Provost, Touro University Nevada

Touro University Nevada Provost Dr. Andrew Priest Recognized by Healthcare Quarterly

Jun 3, 2024

Touro University Nevada Provost Dr. Andrew Priest was honored in the 2024 issue of Healthcare Quarterly, by Vegas Inc., the parent company of the Las Vegas Sun. Each year, the magazine highlights ten medical practitioners, dubbed headliners, who in the words of the magazine, “represent the resilient spirit of the Las Vegas Valley through their work.”

Touro Nevada medical students stand in front of a U.S. map holding signs to show off their residency locations during the Match Day celebration.

Match Day Triumph for Touro University Nevada Medical Students

Mar 22, 2024

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated a nearly 100% match placement rate for more than 150 medical students during Match Day.

Dr. Aurelio Lorico presents at the podium during Research Day 2023

Researchers Find New Pathway for HIV Invasion of Cell Nucleus

Aug 10, 2023

A study published August 10, 2023 in the journal Nature Communications has identified a new pathway that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) uses to enter the nucleus of a healthy cell, where it can then replicate and go on to invade other cells.

Touro students and faculty at the AAPA conference Medical Challenge Bowl event.

PA Students Finish Top-10 in Medical Challenge Bowl

Jun 22, 2023

Students from the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) made their program and the profession proud with a remarkable finish during this year’s Medical Challenge Bowl.

Shelley Berkley, Senior Vice President of Touro University

Sr. Vice President Shelley Berkley Announces Retirement

Jun 9, 2023

Touro University Nevada, home to Nevada’s largest medical school, announces the retirement of Shelley Berkley, Senior Vice President of the Touro University system. Remaining in her role through June 30, Berkley will finish her tenure at Touro after nearly a decade of leading Touro University Nevada through remarkable growth, innovation, and impact.

Graduating students, in caps and gowns, cheer in celebration of their commencement.

College of Osteopathic Medicine Spring Commencement

May 30, 2023

More than 200 new graduates from the College of Osteopathic Medicine took their moment in the sun as they proudly walked across the stage during Spring Commencement at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on May 1.

Left: OT Student, Erica Budds; Right: Director of the School of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Shannon Martin

Occupational Therapists' Critical Role in Stroke Patient Recovery

May 30, 2023

Occupational therapists specialize in myriad of focuses that help improve the physical, mental, and emotional state of the people they work with to help them live their lives to the fullest.

Dr. Amina Sadik, Basic Sciences Professor

Dr. Amina Sadik Honored with Prestigious Award from International Medical Education Organization

May 30, 2023

If at any time you step into, or even walk by Dr. Amina Sadik’s office, you can instantly appreciate the passion she has for her students.

Families from the event gathered on the Linq promenade in front of the High Roller for a group photo.

Touro Partners with Caesars Entertainment for ‘Light It Up’ Celebration for Autism Acceptance Month

Apr 27, 2023

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, Touro University Nevada once again partnered with Caesar’s Entertainment to hold the annual Light It Up celebration inside The Linq for families from the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Touro students and representatives gather for a photo inside the Assembly Room at the Nevada State Capitol.

Touro University Nevada Heads to Carson City for Legislative Day

Apr 27, 2023

Nearly 20 representatives from Touro University Nevada, including students, faculty, staff, and Advisory Board members, traveled 400 miles to the state capitol in Carson City for Touro Day at the Legislature.

The 2023 Big Game participants join the Touro Nevada mascot on the court after the game for a group photo.

Touro University Nevada Dominates Touro University California, 54-39, in The Big Game

Apr 25, 2023

From the opening tipoff, Touro University Nevada completely overwhelmed Touro University California, leaving Vallejo with a massive 54-39 victory in The Big Game.

A Touro Nevada employee watches over students taking exams in 12 individual testing center workstations.

New Testing Center Allows Touro Students to Take Exams on Campus

Apr 25, 2023

Touro University Nevada has opened its new Testing Center to provide an on-campus space for students to take their critical exams in a quiet and peaceful environment.

Graduating DO students celebrate and share their match location during the event.

Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine achieves 100% residency match/placement for its medical students

Mar 20, 2023

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of Touro University Nevada (Touro), Nevada’s largest medical school, is celebrating a 100 percent match/placement rate for its 162 medical students that make up the Class of 2023. 

Tom Reeg is presented with the Touro Award of Distinction during the 2023 Gala.

Touro University Nevada Honors Caesars Entertainment and Shelley Berkley for Their Longstanding Commitment to the Institution During Annual Gala

Apr 4, 2023

Touro University Nevada honored Caesars Entertainment and Shelley Berkley, Senior Vice President of the Touro University System, for their support and commitment to the institution during the 2023 Touro University Gala at Four Seasons Las Vegas.

Touro medical students present their poster board at the 2023 Research Day event.

Students and Faculty Showcase Long List of Research Topics During Touro University Nevada’s 17th Annual Research Day

Mar 30, 2023

Touro University Nevada’s students and faculty proudly displayed their research projects during the university’s 17th annual Research Day held inside the on-campus Events Center on March 8.

Touro nursing students practice administering shots on mannequins during their on-campus labs.

School of Nursing Faculty Finding New Ways to Help DNP Students Better Analyze Their Scholarly Project Data

Mar 30, 2023

Faculty from the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Program (DNP) are finding new and innovative ways to help their students better analyze and interpret their scholarly project data.

Touro Celebrates Black History Month with Historical Presentation on Significance of Dance in the Black Community

Feb 23, 2023

In celebration of Black History Month, Touro University Nevada hosted several groups for a special presentation on Black dance history in Southern Nevada and beyond on Feb. 22.

The campus eSports Lounge provides various gaming consoles and PCs for student use.

New eSports Lounge Opens Exclusively for Touro’s Students

Feb 23, 2023

Touro University Nevada’s students now have a new location to unwind and forget about school for a bit after the grand opening of the on-campus eSports Lounge.

Touro Nevada students walk in the 2023 MLK Jr parade

Touro University Nevada Participates in Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Feb 22, 2023

The Touro University Nevada community, led by the Office of Admissions, participated in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Las Vegas on Jan. 16.