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 PA Program Finishes as One of the Nation’s Top Schools in the AAPA’s Medical Challenge Bowl

May 25, 2021

The Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies finished as one of the top schools in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Medical Challenge Bowl as PA schools from across the country competed in the virtual, Jeopardy!-style, quiz competition.

Touro Nevada Student Participates at Unprecedented COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Event

May 19, 2021

Although society has been forever changed by the coronavirus, not all these changes have been bad. That’s according to second year Touro University Nevada (TUN) PA student Yuriy Shpak, who has never been prouder to be a Touro student serving the community during this crisis. 

Touro University Nevada Receives $2.6 Million Grant From United Health Foundation to Improve Maternal Health, Reduce Disparities

May 12, 2021

The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group is partnering with Touro University Nevada, Nevada’s largest medical school and its only school of osteopathic medicine, to improve access to high-quality prenatal care for underserved and homeless women in southern Nevada.

Touro University Nevada Celebrates COM and MHS Graduates with In-Person Commencement

May 11, 2021

Nearly 200 new graduates from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Medical Health Sciences (MHS) Program finished their Touro journeys during the university’s Spring Commencement ceremony.

Touro University Nevada Names Dena Sue Potestio as New Vice President for Advancement

May 3, 2021

Touro University Nevada named Dena Sue Potestio as the new Vice President for Advancement, where she will spearhead numerous objectives to raise the university’s profile inside and outside the state of Nevada.

Touro University Nevada Students and Faculty Discuss the Importance of Occupational Therapy for National Occupational Therapy Month

Apr 26, 2021

In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month, we spoke with students and faculty from the School of Occupational Therapy (OT) about why they chose to become an OT, and why OT Month is so important.

Touro University Nevada and North Las Vegas Partner to Create COVID-19 Vaccination PSAs

Apr 22, 2021

Touro University Nevada and the City of North Las Vegas collaborated on a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Alumni Speaker Series 2021

Touro Debuts Virtual Alumni/ae Mixer Series to Re-Connect Graduates with Their Alma Mater

Apr 19, 2021

Despite living in a mostly virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic, Touro Nevada alumni/ae have still been able to connect with one another through the computer.  

2021 Elevation Gala

Touro University Nevada Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion with Elevation Gala

Apr 6, 2021

The Touro University Nevada campus community came together for a virtual evening celebrating diversity and equality during the annual Elevation Gala.

Touro University Nevada receives a $3 million endowment from the State of Qatar to support the Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Apr 2, 2021

Touro University Nevada (Touro), home to Nevada’s largest medical school and its only school of osteopathic medicine, in addition to the state’s largest physician assistant program, is the recipient of a $3 million endowment gift (gift) from the State of Qatar. The gift, known as the Qatar Patient Care Fund, will support and expand Touro’s Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities (Center) through 2027 and is being facilitated by the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, D.C.

Touro Students Continuing to Administer Thousands of Additional COVID-19 Vaccines Across the Las Vegas Valley

Mar 29, 2021

As the country receives welcome news of more available COVID-19 vaccines, Touro University Nevada’s students continue to do their part by administering thousands of vaccines throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Fourth-Year Medical Students Celebrate Residency Placement with Virtual Match Day Celebration

Mar 19, 2021

Fourth-year students in the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine learned where they will be doing their residencies during a special virtual Match Day celebration.

Touro University Nevada Holds Virtual Gala to Raise Money for Students

Mar 14, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic halting large in-person events across the country, Touro University Nevada was able to virtually host its annual Gala to help raise money for students.

Touro University Nevada Holds Annual Research Day as Virtual Event

Mar 11, 2021

Touro University Nevada recognized the critical research projects of students and faculty from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Health and Human Services during the virtual Research Day program on March 11.

Third-Year Medical Students’ Research Published in International Peer-Reviewed Publication

Mar 9, 2021

Third-year medical students Johnathan Emahiser and John Nguyen were recently published in Medical Science Educator for their research titled “Study of Live Lecture Attendance, Student Perceptions and Expectations.”

Dr. Tracey Johnson-Glover Discusses the Importance of Being a Black Nurse and Diversity in Healthcare

Feb 18, 2021

In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Tracey Johnson-Glover, Assistant Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing, spoke with TUNews about being a Black nurse, and the importance of representation and diversity in health care.

Touro Partners with Aura to Provide Campus Community Members with Free One-Year Subscription for Mindfulness App

Feb 8, 2021

Touro University Nevada’s Student Counseling Services has partnered with Aura, a personalized mindfulness and meditation app company, to bring each member of the campus community a free one-year subscription.

Touro University Nevada Receives $3.25 Million From Dept. of Health and Human Services to Fund Physician Assistant Student Scholarships

Feb 19, 2021

Touro University Nevada was named the recipient of the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Physician Assistant Students (SDS) grant in Southern Nevada, which provides $3.25 million over five years.

College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Honored for Research Projects Both Locally and Nationally

Feb 5, 2021

Student-led research projects from the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine have enjoyed enormous success on both the state and national level during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Touro University Nevada Campus Community Hopeful for 2021

Touro University Nevada Campus Community Hopeful for 2021

Jan 5, 2021

As we enter the new year, we spoke with several members of the Touro University Nevada campus community and asked them what they are most looking forward to in 2021.