News and Stories

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Touro Physician Assistant students seated at a table speak with a healthcare screening patient.

Touro Partners with Tzu Chi Foundation to Provide Free Healthcare During Large Scale Medical Event in North Las Vegas

May 31, 2022

Students from Touro University Nevada’s School of Physician Assistant Studies continue to provide free healthcare screenings to the Southern Nevada community, this time in North Las Vegas during another large-scale event in partnership with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

A future Touro student is presented with her certificate of scholarship while the group poses for photo in the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation.

Touro Nevada Continues Its Work to Becoming More Inclusive Campus After Debuting Two New Initiatives

May 31, 2022

During a special ceremony held inside the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation, Touro University Nevada took two more critical steps to becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

DO students, dressed in their graduation attire, pose for a group photo on graduation day.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates the Classes of 2022 During Spring Commencement

May 31, 2022

The Classes of 2022 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated Spring Commencement in early May, taking the next steps as the next generation of physicians and healthcare providers.

Touro School of Nursing students practice suturing in a classroom.

Touro University Nevada’s Nursing Faculty Discuss Importance of the Profession for National Nurses Week

May 31, 2022

In celebration of National Nurses Week, celebrated every year in May and culminating on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12, faculty from the School of Nursing discussed several aspects about the nursing profession, and why it is so vital to our society.

Dr. Lockhart

Studying Techniques from His Former Mentor Helps Earn Dr. Wesley Lockhart a Prestigious Fellowship

Apr 29, 2022

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).

Our CADD families gathered in front of the High Roller wheel, lit up blue for the event.

Touro Partners with Caesar’s Entertainment to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month During ‘Light It Up Blue’ at The High Roller

Apr 29, 2022

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.

Marisol Mateo Busacay and Mackenzie Kent

Occupational Therapy Students Write Mental Health Article for AOTA Publication

Apr 29, 2022

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

Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth Honored with ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award by Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce

Apr 29, 2022

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, left; Associate Professor PA Amie Duford, right

Dr. Robert Askey and Associate Professor Amie Duford Named to Permanent Positions at Touro

Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Robert Askey and Associate Professor PA Amie Duford had the ‘interim’ tags removed from their titles after being permanently appointed to their positions.

A group of students in formal dress holding their Touro match day signs

Touro University Nevada achieves 99.4% residency placement for 171 medical students

Mar 18, 2022

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.

Shelley Berkley, left, with His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, right

Touro Returns to The Four Seasons for Annual Gala to Help Raise Money for Students

Mar 30, 2022

Touro University Nevada welcomed nearly 600 guests to The Four Seasons during the university’s annual Gala to raise money for its students.

Touro University Nevada’s annual Research Day was held virtually this year, shown here: Touro University Nevada’s Building Exterior

Students and Faculty Showcase Projects for Campus Community During 16th Annual Research Day

Mar 30, 2022

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. Fisher holding her Award of Excellence in Academic Education

Dr. Stacy Fisher Honored with Award of Excellence in Academic Education from the American Physical Therapy Association

Mar 30, 2022

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. Gilliar standing on stage at the podium

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar Recognized as ‘Healthcare Headliner’ in Healthcare Quarterly Magazine

Feb 25, 2022

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.

From Left: Headshots of Shantara Belnavis, Rianda Carodine, and Dr. Tracey Johnson-Glover

Touro Nevada Community Speaks About the Importance of Black History Month

Feb 25, 2022

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.

Terilyn Viray, left; Ryan Becker, right

DO Students Take Top-Two Spots in CCMS Research Project Competition

Feb 25, 2022

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.


Associate Dean of Clinical Education in Touro’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Joe Hardy

Dr. Joe Hardy Honored with Community Star Award for His Dedication to Rural Healthcare

Jan 28, 2022

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.

Medical Health Sciences student, Neellab Wahdat

MHS Student Inspired by Brother with Autism to Pursue a Career in Medicine

Jan 31, 2022

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.

A Touro PA student assists a patient in her bed

As Omicron Spikes New Wave of COVID Cases, Touro’s PA Students Remain Vigilant on the Frontlines

Jan 28, 2022

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

Oct 3, 2021

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.