2019 News

Faculty Focus: Dr. Sharon McKenna, Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sep 24, 2019

As a coal miner’s daughter growing up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Dr. Sharon McKenna had a familiarity with medicine at a young age.

Research published by Touro University Nevada’s Dr. Amy Stone explains why some people infected with the virus have no symptoms while others suffer life-threatening neuroinvasive disease

A Head Start On Her Future

Sep 12, 2019

It’s been less than a year since Dr. Amy Stone arrived at Touro University Nevada, though she’s already making waves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences and in the field of immunology. 

A child being examined by a healthcare provider.

Touro University Nevada Offers Healthcare’s Most Sought-After Professions

Sep 12, 2019

According to the U.S. News and World Report, three of Touro’s programs rank in the top-10 “Best Healthcare Jobs,” with physician assistant leading at number one.

Student Veteran Spotlight: Kelsey Changsing, School of Physical Therapy

Sep 3, 2019

In this edition of “Student Veteran Spotlight,” we spoke with Kelsey Changsing from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy.

2019 Winner of the Community Impact Award

‘Catching Up’: Dr. Sandy Olguin, School of Nursing, Class of 2015

Sep 2, 2019

In this edition of “Catching Up,” we spoke with Dr. Sandy Olguin, a 2015 graduate from the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice program. A native of Los Gatos, Calif., Dr. Olguin works as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Physician Assistant (PA) Students Participate in Wilderness Medical Course to Decrease Stress and Learn Lifesaving Skills

Touro University Nevada Takes Learning to the Wilderness

Sep 20, 2019

Challenging and fast-paced work environments, ever-changing regulations in the healthcare space and more can cause stress and burnout for many Physician Assistants (PA). Touro University Nevada (TUN) is addressing this issue by enabling students to benefit from fresh air while learning during the Wilderness Medical Course (WMC) trip to the great outdoors.

New Students Receive White Coats During Annual Ceremony

Sep 17, 2019

More than 350 new students took a significant step in their healthcare careers during the annual Touro University Nevada White Coat Ceremony at The Rio on Sept. 16.

Touro University Nevada Honors Graduates as Part of Alumni/ae Weekend

Sep 16, 2019

Touro University Nevada held its second annual alumni/ae weekend as graduates across different programs came together for continuing education, brunch, and a special awards ceremony.

Touro University Nevada Holds Roundtable Discussion with Founding Employees

Sep 13, 2019

Touro University Nevada’s past and present came together for a special, on-campus roundtable discussion on Sept. 13 in honor of the 15 anniversary of Touro’s opening in Nevada.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Aug 26, 2019

Before becoming a doctor, Rebecca Edgeworth always knew she would have a career in medicine.

Student Spotlight July 2019

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Kennelly, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Aug 1, 2019

Growing up in one of the poorest cities in Colorado, Elizabeth Kennelly witnessed firsthand the struggles of living in a rural area.

Catching Up July 2019

Catching Up: Dr. Laura Marsh, School of Physical Therapy, Class of 2017

Aug 1, 2019

In this edition, we spoke with Dr. Laura Marsh, a 2017 graduate of the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy. Dr. Marsh works as a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center in Las Vegas.

The Touro University Nevada community came together by donating more than $1,400 in school supplies for the underprivileged students at Whitney Elementary School.

Touro University Nevada Donates More than $1,400 in New School Supplies for Whitney Elementary School

Aug 26, 2019

The Touro University Nevada community came together by donating more than $1,400 in school supplies for the underprivileged students at Whitney Elementary School. 

TUN Basic Sciences Assistant Professor publishes article in Nature Communications

West Nile Virus Explained

Aug 13, 2019

A scientific paper published today in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature Communications, offers an explanation as to why some people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms while others suffer life-threatening neuroinvasive disease.

DO Students Packed Food at Catholic Charities

Class of 2023 Begins Medical School Journey with Day of Service to Help Las Vegas Valley Residents

Aug 2, 2019

Touro University Nevada’s new osteopathic medicine students learned the importance of giving back to the community during their Day of Service on July 25.

Faculty Focus July 2019

Faculty Focus: Dr. Ashley Fecht, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy

Jul 19, 2019

Growing up in the small town of Gothenburg, Neb., population 3,400, Dr. Ashley Fecht used relationship building to discover the world of occupational therapy (OT).

Catching Up: Matthew Demas, PA-C, School of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2017

Jul 1, 2019

In this edition, we spoke with Matthew Demas, a 2017 graduate of the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies. He works as an emergency room PA for the Valley Health System in Southern Nevada.

Staff Profile: Veronica Fischer, Director of Donor Engagement and Alumni/ae Relations

Jul 1, 2019

In this edition of 'Staff Profile,' we sat down with Veronica Fischer, Director of Donor Engagement and Alumni/ae Relations.

CCMS Award

COM Student Ashlie Bloom Honored with Clark County Medical Society’s ‘Student Rising Star’ Award

Jul 1, 2019

Ashlie Bloom, a fourth-year student in the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently presented with the Clark County Medical Society’s (CCMS) Student Rising Star Award for her academic excellence.

More than 200 New Students Give Back to Community During “Day of Service”

Jul 5, 2019

More than 200 students from the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Medical Health Sciences program began their Touro University Nevada careers by giving back to the Southern Nevada community during “Day of Service.”