News and Stories

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

Physician Assistant Studies student James Kim.

Touro University Nevada PA Student Uses Online Success To Raise Money And Awareness For The Shade Tree

Oct 8, 2018

James Kim has built quite the following for himself on social media, and he’s using that following to bring money and awareness to The Shade Tree.

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar.

Touro University Nevada Appoints Wolfgang G. Gilliar, D.O. As Dean of The College of Osteopathic Medicine

Oct 29, 2018

Touro University Nevada (TUN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wolfgang G. Gilliar, D.O., as Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Henderson campus. Dr. Gilliar will begin his tenure as Dean effective January 1, 2019.

Alumni gathered at Sunset Station for the 10-year reunion.

Touro University Nevada Hosts Inaugural Alumni/ae Reunion

Oct 25, 2018

Touro University Nevada held its inaugural alumni/ae reunion on Oct. 12 – 14 at the Touro campus and Sunset Station as former students across all programs came together for a weekend of fun, education, and networking.

Kristina Lindquist rowing

COM Faculty Uses Science and Passion to Perfect Love of Rowing

Sep 26, 2018

Kristina Lindquist has had a knack for rowing since her junior year of high school growing up in New England.

Student Yesenia Vasquez.

Student Spotlight: Yesenia Vasquez, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sep 17, 2018

Growing up the daughter of Central California immigrant field workers, Yesenia Vasquez felt as if pursuing an education beyond high school was not expected of her.

Students at the Aug. 6, 2018 White Coat Ceremony

Touro University Nevada Celebrates Largest White Coat Ceremony in School History

Aug 29, 2018

The largest White Coat Ceremony in Touro University Nevada’s history was held at The M Resort on Aug. 6.

Touro University Nevada Unveils Third Mobile Healthcare Clinic to Assist Seniors in Las Vegas Valley

Aug 9, 2018

Touro University Nevada unveiled its third mobile clinic during a special ceremony surrounded by donors, community partners, and members of the Southern Nevada community at City National Arena on July 19.

Student Anjali Daulat.

Student Spotlight: Anjali Daulat, Medical Health Sciences Program

Jul 31, 2018

As a native Nevadan with a passion for medicine, Anjali Daulat knew that Touro University Nevada was the perfect place for her.


Student Maria Santos-Rojo.

Student Spotlight: Maria Santos-Rojo, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Jul 2, 2018

In this edition, we sat down with Maria Santos-Rojo, of the School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Dr. Stacy Fisher, Wilson Hwang, and Taylor Lau.

Physical Therapy Students Travel to Washington D.C. To Advocate For Change to Help Fellow Students and Professionals

Jul 25, 2018

When they first began their studies at Touro University Nevada, Wilson Hwang and Taylor Lau never thought they’d be working to make a difference on the national level.

Students on Day of Service.

More Than 200 New Students Give Back to Community During 'Day of Service'

Jul 23, 2018

More than 200 new students from the Schools of Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, and the Medical Health Sciences Program volunteered at several non-profits across the Las Vegas Valley during their Day of Service.

Attendees at the inaugural Interprofessional Education Mixer.

Touro University Nevada Holds Inaugural Interprofessional Education Mixer to Bring Programs Together

Jul 16, 2018

Touro University Nevada understands the importance of having all of its programs working together, which is why the university recently hosted its inaugural Interprofessional Education (IPE) mixer.

Dr. Kelly Mecham.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Kelly Mecham, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Jun 22, 2018

In this edition, we spoke with Dr. Kelly Mecham, Assistant Professor at the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing.

Student Sabrina Gowette.

Student Spotlight: Sabrina Gowette, School of Occupational Therapy

Jun 8, 2018

Sabrina Gowette is finishing her first year in the Touro University Nevada School of Occupational Therapy, a place she never could have imagined herself when she was an undergraduate student.

The fathers of NBA greats on the basketball court with the Touro Nevada team.

Touro University Nevada Basketball Team Goes Head-To-Head With NBA Dads to Raise Money for Autism Center

Jun 18, 2018

The Touro University Nevada campus was treated to a fun afternoon of both celebrity and basketball when the fathers of NBA players participated in a three-point contest against the TUN basketball team to raise money for the Sharon Sigesmund-Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities.

Students at the May 2018 commencement.

Touro University Nevada Honors Newest Group of Graduates at Spring Commencement

Jun 1, 2018

Touro University Nevada celebrated the graduation of more than 225 of its newest alumni during Spring Commencement on May 14 at The Rio.

Joshua Owens sitting in his office.

Faculty Focus: PA Joshua Owens, Assistant Professor, School of Physician Assistant Studies

May 23, 2018

In this edition, we sat down with PA Joshua Owens, Assistant Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies.


Jacob Haught, School of Physical Therapy.

Student Veteran Spotlight: Jacob Haught, School of Physical Therapy

May 17, 2018

In this edition, we sat down with Jacob Haught from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy.

U.S. Congressman John Lewis delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Touro Gala.

Touro Raises Unprecedented Amount of Money for Student Scholarships, Hosts U.S. Congressman John Lewis During Annual Gala

May 11, 2018

Touro University Nevada held its 5th annual Gala and Silent Auction which raised an unprecedented amount of money for student scholarships at The Four Seasons on April 22.

Donor speaking with two student scholarship recipients

Donors and Students Honored During Annual Scholarship Luncheon

May 31, 2018

More than 100 people, including donors, students, board members, faculty, and staff attended the luncheon. During the event, the Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) presented a generous $13,000 check to continue its ongoing support for student scholarships.