2018 News

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.

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.