News and Stories

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

Catching Up: Matthew Demas, PA-C, School of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2017

Jul 1, 2019

In this edition, we spoke with Matthew Demas, a 2017 graduate of the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies. He works as an emergency room PA for the Valley Health System in Southern Nevada.

Staff Profile: Veronica Fischer, Director of Donor Engagement and Alumni/ae Relations

Jul 1, 2019

In this edition of 'Staff Profile,' we sat down with Veronica Fischer, Director of Donor Engagement and Alumni/ae Relations.

CCMS Award

COM Student Ashlie Bloom Honored with Clark County Medical Society’s ‘Student Rising Star’ Award

Jul 1, 2019

Ashlie Bloom, a fourth-year student in the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently presented with the Clark County Medical Society’s (CCMS) Student Rising Star Award for her academic excellence.

More than 200 New Students Give Back to Community During “Day of Service”

Jul 5, 2019

More than 200 students from the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Medical Health Sciences program began their Touro University Nevada careers by giving back to the Southern Nevada community during “Day of Service.”

Student Spotlight: Alyssa Adams, School of Occupational Therapy

Jun 19, 2019

When Alyssa Adams was a child growing up on the eastside of Las Vegas, her parents emphasized the importance of giving back to others.

A simulated patient on the floor.

Bringing National Certification To Nevada

Jun 21, 2019

The Stephen J. Cloobeck Regional Center for Disaster Life Support was recently named a certified training center by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation.

Staff Profile: Tava McGinty-Jimenez, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Admissions

Jun 3, 2019

In this edition of 'Staff Profile,' we sat down with Tava McGinty-Jimenez, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Admissions.

TUN Connects with Community During Building Blocks Party and Light It Up Blue

Connecting With Our Community

Jun 7, 2019

Although Touro University Nevada has only been in town for 15 years, it has always been honored to have been a part of the Las Vegas Valley. 

Catching Up: Dr. Medina Culver, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2015

Jun 1, 2019

In this edition, we spoke with Dr. Medina Culver, a 2015 graduate of the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Culver works in Family Medicine at Wikler Family Practice in Henderson, Nev.

School of Physical Therapy’s Class of 2019

School of Physical Therapy Celebrates 40 New Graduates During Spring Commencement

Jun 21, 2019

The School of Physical Therapy’s Class of 2019 closed out Spring Commencement season in front of family and friends on June 21 at Congregation Ner Tamid.

Faculty and Staff Celebrate Milestones and Accomplishments During Annual Town Hall Meeting

Jun 7, 2019

Touro faculty and staff received important university updates and celebrated work milestones during the annual CEO and Senior Provost Town Hall meeting at Congregation Ner Tamid on June 6.

Student Spotlight: Julie Therien, School of Physician Assistant Studies

May 31, 2019

As she finishes up her first year in the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program, Julie Therien is trying to realize a dream her grandfather had more than 70 years ago: pursuing healthcare as a profession.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Steven Liaos, Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy

May 30, 2019

Dr. Steven Liaos is an Associate Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy.

Catching Up: Natalie Noss Handler, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2015

Catching Up: Natalie Noss Handler, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2015

May 1, 2019

In this edition of “Catching Up,” we spoke with Natalie Noss Handler, a 2015 graduate of the Touro University Nevada School of Occupational Therapy. Natalie works at Healing Hands Rehab, an outpatient hand therapy clinic in Calabasas, Calif. 

American Society of Microbiology Awards Dr. Amy Stone Two Travel Awards

May 27, 2019

Dr. Amy Stone, Assistant Professor in the Touro University Nevada Department of Basic Sciences, was recognized for her dedication to education and research with a pair of Travel Awards from the American Society of Microbiology (ASM).

20 Holocaust Survivors Presented With Honorary Doctorates During Spring Commencement

May 14, 2019

Daniel Szafran grew up in a small Polish town with two loving parents, five brothers, and two sisters.

Scholarship Recipients and Donors Come Together for Annual Scholarship Luncheon

May 9, 2019

Touro University Nevada scholarship recipients enjoyed meeting and expressing gratitude to the donors who contributed to scholarships during an annual luncheon on May 8.

TUN Programs Working Together to Bring Healthcare To Las Vegas\'s Tunnels

Touro University Nevada Programs Working Together to Bring Healthcare To Las Vegas’s Tunnel Populations

May 1, 2019

Under Las Vegas is a labyrinth of tunnels where some of Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable populations live, as well as bacteria that can make that life painful. 

Student Spotlight: Mahdika Underwood, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Spotlight: Mahdika Underwood, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Apr 17, 2019

When Mahdika Underwood was 25, she was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: Choosing between graduate school and medical school.

Occupational Therapy Student Creates Program for Dementia-Friendly Care

Apr 12, 2019

As one of Touro University Nevada’s first students to graduate with an Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), Jonathan Legarte chose to pursue dementia as his capstone project.