News and Stories
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Touro University Nevada PA Program Finishes as One of the Nation’s Top Schools in the AAPA’s Medical Challenge Bowl
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Touro Debuts Virtual Alumni/ae Mixer Series to Re-Connect Graduates with Their Alma Mater
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.
Touro University Nevada Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion with Elevation Gala
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.