News and Stories

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

The exterior of the Touro University Nevada building.

Southern Nevada’s Largest Medical School Announces Increase to Class Size

Sep 15, 2017

The American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Touro University Nevada unanimous board approval on August 26 to substantially expand its class size, thus the institution will continue leading the state of Nevada as its largest medical school.

Students at a white coat ceremony.

Touro University Nevada Holds Annual White Coat Ceremony for New Students

Sep 5, 2017

Nearly 300 students from Touro University Nevada were presented with their white coats as a symbol of their commitment to becoming quality healthcare professionals during a special ceremony with their friends and family in attendance.

Students participate in the Day of Service.

Touro Students Begin Their Medical Journeys by Giving Back to the Community During “Day Of Service”

Sep 1, 2017

Organizing books, making lunches, and sanding trash cans aren’t the typical activities medical students find themselves doing during their first week of school. At Touro University Nevada, however, it’s how 135 new students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine spent their final day of orientation as part of the university’s first “Day of Service."

Dr. Karen Duus, associate professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Karen Duus, Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Aug 21, 2017

In this edition, we sat down with Dr. Karen Duus, associate professor of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Student Thao Nguyen, School of Nursing.

Student Spotlight: Thao Nguyen, School of Nursing

Aug 16, 2017

Growing up in Vietnam, Thao Nguyen never had any aspiration to pursue a career in nursing. Even after her family moved to Northern California when she was 13, Nguyen couldn’t imagine herself as a nurse.

Student Vanessa Halvorsen.

Touro University Nevada Medical Student Elected to the American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees

Aug 11, 2017

Vanessa Halvorsen, a fourth-year medical student at Touro University Nevada, was recently elected as the student representative to the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Board of Trustees.

Dr. James McKivigan, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy.

Faculty Focus: Dr. James McKivigan, School of Physical Therapy

Jul 19, 2017

This month, we sat down with Dr. James McKivigan, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy.

Jessica Brysky, School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Student Spotlight: Jessica Brysky, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Jul 13, 2017

Growing up in a police family, Jessica Brysky knew she always wanted to help people.

Drs. Daliah Wachs and Noah Kohn speaking to high school students.

Touro Com Faculty and Students Train Young, Aspiring Physicians at Camp Med

Jul 31, 2017

Faculty members and students from Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine participated in Camp MED to help prepare incoming high school students for a future career in medicine.

June Boyko and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV).

Four-Time Cancer Survivor June Boyko Shares Inspirational Story with Nevada Congressmen in Washington D.C.

Jul 27, 2018

After battling cancer for the last 15 years, June Boyko nearly died last December.

Jonathan Legarte shares his invention.

Touro University Nevada Occupational Therapy Students Showcase Creative Inventions at Assistive Technology Fair

Jul 11, 2017

After weeks of brainstorming, 2018 cohorts from the School of Occupational Therapy had their new inventions on display during the annual Assistive Technology Fair held inside the gymnasium on May 24.

Touro Physician Assistant Studies faculty, students, and alumni at a reception at TopGolf.

Touro University Nevada PA Faculty, Students and Alumni Celebrate AAPA Conference with Reception at Topgolf

Jul 5, 2017

Students, faculty and alumni from Touro University Nevada’s (TUN) Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program came together for a fun-filled mixer at Topgolf on May 15.

 

Alexa Lewis and Dr. James Ramseier.

Student Spotlight: Alexa Lewis, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jun 28, 2017

In this edition, we sat down with Alexa Lewis, of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Danny Aldis shares a laugh with his cohorts.

Student Spotlight: Danny Aldis, School of Occupational Therapy

Jun 15, 2017

If Danny Aldis never got into Touro University Nevada, chances are his life would be drastically different.

Students mentoring youth as part of the Par Fore program.

Touro University Nevada Occupational Therapy Students Mentor Youth through Par Fore Program

Jun 22, 2017

The School of Occupational Therapy wrapped up its first year of the PAR FORE program, an initiative that helps students mentor at-risk youth by teaching them valuable life lessons on the golf course.

Touro Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies Has Partnered With Veterans Village 2 to Provide Healthcare Assistance to Underserved Community

Jun 12, 2017

Touro University Nevada (TUN) has partnered with non-profit Veterans Village 2 to provide free healthcare, via the university’s Physician Assistant Studies mobile healthcare clinic, for those veterans living in the community.

Touro University Nevada Medical Students Pave Way for Improved Marijuana Dui Testing

Jun 7, 2017

In mid-May, Nevada lawmakers passed bill AB135 and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed, creating a new law that will change the standard for DUI testing for marijuana impairment thanks to the dedication and hard work of two medical students.

Touro University Nevada Graduates Its Most Recent Class of Health Care and Education Professionals during Spring Commencement

Jun 5, 2017

Touro University Nevada, a non-profit, private Jewish institution, celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 300 graduates during two Spring Commencement ceremonies, May 12 and June 5.

Student Bersabel Woldemariam.

Touro University Nevada DO Student and Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Scholarships for Extraordinary Research

May 22, 2017

After two years of hard work and research, Bersabel Woldemariam can take solace knowing her efforts paid off.

The bachelor of science in nursing cohort at a mobile healthcare collaboration.

Students Assist Underserved Community in New Mobile Healthcare Collaborative

May 19, 2017

As part of a community-wide effort to address the health concerns in low-income neighborhoods, students from the Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies (PA) programs helped provide immunizations at Hartke Park in North Las Vegas on April 6.