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Studying Techniques from His Former Mentor Helps Earn Dr. Wesley Lockhart a Prestigious Fellowship
After more than three years of hard work prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Welsey Lockhart was awarded with his Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).
Touro Partners with Caesar’s Entertainment to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month During ‘Light It Up Blue’ at The High Roller
Shortly after the sun set on the Las Vegas Strip on April 20, the families from the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) made their way from The High Roller observation wheel to the crowded promenade below.
Occupational Therapy Students Write Mental Health Article for AOTA Publication
Touro Nevada occupational therapy students Marisol Mateo Busacay and Mackenzie Kent are using their own student experiences to help shine a light on the importance of mental health.
Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth Honored with ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award by Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce
For nearly a decade, Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth has worked closely with the Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation, doing her best to provide healthcare to Southern Nevadans without access.
Dr. Robert Askey and Associate Professor Amie Duford Named to Permanent Positions at Touro
Dr. Robert Askey and Associate Professor PA Amie Duford had the ‘interim’ tags removed from their titles after being permanently appointed to their positions.
Touro University Nevada achieves 99.4% residency placement for 171 medical students
LAS VEGAS, NEV --- Touro University Nevada (Touro), home to Nevada’s largest medical school and its only school of osteopathic medicine, is celebrating a 99.4 percent placement rate for its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2022. Of the graduating population, 32 percent will remain in-state and begin a residency in Nevada, a record-breaking number for Touro.
Touro Returns to The Four Seasons for Annual Gala to Help Raise Money for Students
Touro University Nevada welcomed nearly 600 guests to The Four Seasons during the university’s annual Gala to raise money for its students.
Students and Faculty Showcase Projects for Campus Community During 16th Annual Research Day
Students and faculty across Touro University Nevada’s programs showcased their projects for the campus community during the 16th annual Research Day on March 10.
Dr. Stacy Fisher Honored with Award of Excellence in Academic Education from the American Physical Therapy Association
While the wound care specialty is relatively unknown within the world of physical therapy, Dr. Stacy Fisher has made it her mission to change that.
Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar Recognized as ‘Healthcare Headliner’ in Healthcare Quarterly Magazine
Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been recognized as a Healthcare Headliner in the most recent edition of Healthcare Quarterly Magazine.
Touro Nevada Community Speaks About the Importance of Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Touro University Nevada’s students, faculty, and staff spoke about the importance of Black History Month and why diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare and education is critical to our success as a society.
DO Students Take Top-Two Spots in CCMS Research Project Competition
Touro University Nevada was well-represented during the annual Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) Research Symposium as two students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine took the top two spots in the research project competition.
Dr. Joe Hardy Honored with Community Star Award for His Dedication to Rural Healthcare
Dr. Joe Hardy has always possessed a deep love for rural Nevada and the people living among the Silver State’s less populous cities and towns.
MHS Student Inspired by Brother with Autism to Pursue a Career in Medicine
Growing up with a non-verbal younger brother on the Autism spectrum, Neellab Wahdat knew from a young age that she would pursue a career in medicine so she could help others like him.
As Omicron Spikes New Wave of COVID Cases, Touro’s PA Students Remain Vigilant on the Frontlines
As the Omicron variant spikes another wave of COVID-19 cases around the world, Touro University Nevada’s Physician Assistant Studies students are working in strike teams to deliver as much care as possible to alleviate the suffering within the Southern Nevada community.
Dr. Denise Zabriskie Relies on Her Blue-Collar Roots to Educate Touro's Nursing Students
Dr. Denise Zabriskie has always prided herself on her work ethic and leadership skills to advance her career and help others, qualities she developed growing up in blue-collar New Jersey family.
Touro University Nevada Students Donate Nearly 3,000 lbs. of Canned Food to Three Square Food Bank
In the spirit of giving for the holiday season, and following Touro’s mission of providing service to humanity, Touro’s students collectively donated nearly 3,000 lbs. of canned food to Three Square Food Bank as part of the annual ‘End Hunger Games’ food drive.
Touro Community Comes Together to Celebrate Hanukkah During the University’s Annual Party
The Touro Nevada family came together to celebrate Hanukkah during the university’s annual party, held outside of the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation.
Occupational Therapy Students Teach Homeless Youth How to Build Life Skills Through Cooking
Students from the School of Occupational Therapy are used to learning in the classroom. But for the last two years, they’ve partnered with the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) to teach teenagers how to cook.
Touro Honored with Public Relations Awards for COVID-19 Social Media Video Campaign and Alumni/ae Magazine
Touro University Nevada took home two awards during the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Las Vegas Valley Chapter Pinnacle Awards ceremony on Nov. 4.