News and Stories

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

A physical therapist and a patient.

Former Actors Helping to Train Next Generation of Doctors and Healthcare Providers at Touro University Nevada

Mar 6, 2019

A few times each week, Beverly Washburn and Kerstan Szczepanski can be found acting as standardized patients for students at Touro University Nevada.

TUN Victorious Against TUC in “The Big Game”

Mar 8, 2019

Touro University Nevada continued its athletic dominance over its California counterparts with a 69-64 victory in “The Big Game” on March 7. 

Ashley Russell-Gray

Student Veteran Spotlight: Ashley Russell-Gray, Medical Health Sciences Program

Feb 26, 2019

In this edition of 'Student Veteran Spotlight,' we sat down with Ashley Russell-Gray from the Touro University Nevada Medical Health Sciences Program.

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar interacting with students

Faculty Focus: Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Feb 26, 2019

Dean Gilliar, who is double board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, began his tenure as Dean of TUNCOM on Jan. 2, 2019. He has a distinguished academic medicine career and has worked at a number of prestigious medical institutions across the United States. He has lectured and conducted workshops in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, and Switzerland. Dr. Gilliar is the immediate past Dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also served as the Chair in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department.

OT Stephanie Anderson

“Catching Up”: Stephanie Anderson, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2010

Feb 26, 2019

“Catching Up” is a new monthly feature highlighting different Touro University Nevada alumni/ae and learning more about their journey after graduation.

Touro University Nevada medical students during National Women Physicians Day

Touro University Nevada Honors Female Students and Faculty During National Women Physicians Day

Feb 26, 2019

Touro University Nevada honored its female students and faculty during a weeklong, on-campus campaign to celebrate National Women Physicians Day on Feb 3.

PT students in Washington D.C.

Physical Therapy Students, Faculty, and Alumni Travel to Washington D.C. for Biggest Conference of the Year

Feb 26, 2019

Students, faculty, and alumni from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy descended upon the nation’s capital to attend the American Physical Therapists Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting.

Dr. Amina Sadik

Faculty Focus: Dr. Amina Sadik, Professor, Basic Sciences

Jan 2, 2019

In this edition of “Faculty Focus,” we sat down with Dr. Amina Sadik, Professor in the Basic Sciences Department.

Catching Up Chadwell Vail

“Catching Up”: Dr. Chadwell Vail DO, FACOI, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2011

Jan 31, 2019

In our first edition, we spoke with Dr. Chadwell Vail, a 2011 graduate of the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Touro University Nevada Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities Honors Generous Donors with a Room-Naming Ceremony

Feb 5, 2019

The ceremony honored Caesars Foundation, Barrick, Zappos for Good, and Tracy and Robert Eglet for their continued support of the Center.

2018 PA grads

Touro PA Class of 2018 Secures 100% First-Time Pass Rate on National Certification Exam

Jan 31, 2019

The Class of 2018 that graduated in November received a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), the only time any Touro class accomplished that task on the initial attempt, according to School of Physician Assistant Studies Program Director Dr. Phil Tobin.

Members of Touro University Nevada’s LMSA chapter.

Touro University Nevada Works to Strengthen Diversity Efforts On and Off Campus

Jan 7, 2019

From current students to prospective students, the university is working to ensure that Touro’s student body is reflective of the populations they will serve after graduation.

Kris Engelstad McGarry

A Successful Future

Dec 10, 2018

With generous donations totaling nearly $6 million, the Engelstad Foundation continues to invest in Touro University Nevada’s long-term success.

Student Jonathan Legarte

Student Spotlight: Jonathan Legarte, School of Occupational Therapy

Nov 28, 2018

Like many of his classmates, Jonathan Legarte was drawn to the occupational therapy field because of a family member’s life-changing experience.

Dr. Michael Olek.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Michael Olek, Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nov 28, 2018

In this edition of “Faculty Focus,” we sat down with Dr. Michael Olek, Associate Professor from the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar.

Touro University Nevada Welcomes Dr. Wolfgang G. Gilliar as Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nov 28, 2018

Touro University Nevada named the internationally recognized Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar as its new Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He will begin his tenure as Dean on Jan. 2, 2019.

Graduates at the 2018 winter commencement.

Touro University Nevada Celebrates Newest Graduates During Winter Commencement

Nov 28, 2018

Graduates from Touro University Nevada’s Schools of Physician Assistant Studies (PA), Nursing, and Education proudly walked across the stage in front of their friends and family during Winter Commencement at the Rio Hotel and Casino on Nov. 4.

The ribbon cutting ceremony.

Touro University Nevada and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada Unveil New Student-Run Clinic

Nov 28, 2018

Touro University Nevada opened a new student-led clinic at Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) as the two entities continue to expand on an already flourishing partnership.

The Touro Nevada Matadors after winning the Golden Spike.

TUN Bests TUC During ‘Golden Spike’ Volleyball Game

Nov 28, 2018

The Touro University Nevada Matadors defeated the Touro University California Bulls in dominating fashion during the “Golden Spike” volleyball game at Valley High School on Nov. 13.

Student Paul Gentle II.

Student Veteran Spotlight: Paul Gentle II, Medical Health Sciences Program

Oct 22, 2018

In this edition, we sat down with Paul Gentle II from the Touro University Nevada Medical Health Sciences Program.