News and Stories
Stay up to date with the latest news and hear stories about the students, faculty, and staff at Touro Nevada.
Touro University Nevada Medical Student Elected to the American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees
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.
Faculty Focus: Dr. James McKivigan, School of Physical Therapy
This month, we sat down with Dr. James McKivigan, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy.
Student Spotlight: Jessica Brysky, School of Physician Assistant Studies
Growing up in a police family, Jessica Brysky knew she always wanted to help people.
Touro Com Faculty and Students Train Young, Aspiring Physicians at Camp Med
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.
Four-Time Cancer Survivor June Boyko Shares Inspirational Story with Nevada Congressmen in Washington D.C.
After battling cancer for the last 15 years, June Boyko nearly died last December.
Touro University Nevada Occupational Therapy Students Showcase Creative Inventions at Assistive Technology Fair
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 University Nevada PA Faculty, Students and Alumni Celebrate AAPA Conference with Reception at Topgolf
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.
Student Spotlight: Alexa Lewis, College of Osteopathic Medicine
In this edition, we sat down with Alexa Lewis, of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Student Spotlight: Danny Aldis, School of Occupational Therapy
If Danny Aldis never got into Touro University Nevada, chances are his life would be drastically different.
Touro University Nevada Occupational Therapy Students Mentor Youth through Par Fore Program
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
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
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
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.
Touro University Nevada DO Student and Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Scholarships for Extraordinary Research
After two years of hard work and research, Bersabel Woldemariam can take solace knowing her efforts paid off.
Students Assist Underserved Community in New Mobile Healthcare Collaborative
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.
DO Students Spread Awareness of Asian Flush Syndrome, Win First Place in State Competition
Vincent Pan, DO19, and Jocelyn Nguyen, DO19, were recently awarded first place for their poster on Asian Flush Syndrome in a contest held by the Nevada State American College of Physicians.
Touro University Nevada Accepting Applications for Summer Research Fellowship
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is pleased to announce its annual Research Fellowship program for summer 2017, open to Nevada undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college program. Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend for participating in the program.
Lisa Ross Receives Prestigious Certification to Assist Touro University Nevada Accreditation Transition
Lisa Ross, Accreditation Specialist for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University Nevada, recently completed her certification from The National Board for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education.
Southwest Medical Associates Donates $145,000 to Enhance Training of Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Students
Southwest Medical Associates, part of OptumCare, donated $145,000 to the Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Studies Program to fund the purchase of new equipment and training materials.
Touro University Nevada Receives $1.2 Million-Dollar Grant to Launch Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Touro University Nevada is pleased to announce it has received a $1.2 million dollar grant from Governor Brian Sandoval’s executive budget. The grant will fund the development of a one-year geriatric medicine fellowship program that will graduate four fellows per year. The university plans to have the first fellows in place by July 2017.