News and Stories
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Medical Student Victoria Lorah Honored With Clark County Medical Society’s “Rising Star” Award
Victoria Lorah, a fourth-year student in the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently named the 2020 Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) “Rising Star” Award winner for her academic excellence.
Faculty Focus: Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko, Professor, Department of Basic Sciences
Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko grew up in a small remote town of Russia, where most people worked in the agriculture industry. He dreamed about becoming an engineer, but later his interests turned to biology.
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Opens New Doors for Touro’s Latinx Student Population
As Touro University Nevada continues to create a more diverse community, the university’s Latino Medical Students Association (LMSA) chapter is helping to amplify the voices for its Latinx population.
New Medical Students Hear From Renowned Physicians During Virtual Orientation
New students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine were treated to a surprise as three namesakes of their House system gave them lifelong advice during their virtual orientation.
Donors Assist Scholarship Recipients on Their Touro University Nevada Journeys
Touro University Nevada’s students know the long and challenging journey of getting through their programs. Still, those who receive scholarships understand how vital additional financial assistance is to helping them accomplish their goals.
Congratulations Class of 2020 Graduates
Touro University Nevada congratulates the Class of 2020 graduates from the schools of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing on becoming Touro alumni.
Touro University Nevada Welcomes its Newest Group of Students
Touro University Nevada recently welcomed its newest group of students to the College of Health and Human Services and the Master’s of Science in Medical Health Sciences (MHS) Program.
Touro Osteopathic Medical Students Honored for Their Research Project on Nevada’s Physician Shortage
Fourth-year medical students Rhiannon Ryan and Scott Goodsell recently had their research project, titled “The Future of the Physician Shortage in Nevada,” published in the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM).
Touro University Nevada Receives $3.25 Million From Dept. of Health and Human Services
Touro University Nevada has been named the recipient of the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Physician Assistant Students (SDS) grant in Southern Nevada. Totaling $3.25 million over five years, the grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will provide scholarships to first- and second-year physician assistant studies students at Touro.
Touro Nevada Campus Community Comes Together for “Walk for Justice”
The Touro University Nevada community peacefully marched through Downtown Henderson during the “Walk for Justice” on June 19.
Touro University Nevada Recognizes Employee Achievements During Annual Town Hall Meeting
Touro University Nevada CEO and Senior Provost Shelley Berkley and Provost, Dr. Ray Alden, provided critical campus updates to faculty and staff; including honoring those who celebrated work anniversaries and professional achievements during a virtual CEO and Provost Town Hall meeting on June 11.
Campus Community Comes Together for “Touro Nevada Stands Against Injustice” Discussion
The Touro University Nevada campus came together for an important virtual discussion called “Touro Nevada Stands Against Injustice.”
School of Occupational Therapy Students and Faculty Honored by State and National Organizations for Their Contributions to Profession
Students and faculty from the Touro University Nevada School of Occupational Therapy were honored with several important awards for the work they’ve accomplished in the occupational therapy profession.
Paul R. Rennie, DO, FAAO, Installed As President of American Academy of Osteopathy
Paul R. Rennie, DO, FAAO, of Henderson, Nevada, was installed as the president of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 14 during the AAO’s 2020 annual Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Before becoming president, Dr. Rennie served for one year as the president-elect of the AAO, the nation’s largest medical society devoted to fostering neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM).
Touro’s School of Nursing Honors Faculty, Student, and Alumni During National Nurses Week
To celebrate National Nurses Week, held each year from May 6-12, the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing honored nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in several ways.
Touro University Nevada Students Share In-Home Learning Experiences During COVID-19
As the Touro University Nevada community conducts its teaching and business operations remotely, we compiled short synopses from students describing what their experience has been like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social Distancing Q&A with Dr. Amy Stone
As Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak encouraged the continuation of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and extended the stay-at-home mandate to at least April 30, Touro University Nevada’s Dr. Amy Stone answers some of the most commonly asked questions about social distancing.
Touro Nevada Medical Students Launch #MedReady Website
Touro University Nevada students are making life easier for Nevadans who are encouraged to stay inside their homes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Touro University Nevada Donates 80,000 Masks to Help Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
Touro University Nevada took another major step in helping to protect the Southern Nevada community from COVID-19 by providing 80,000 medical-grade and surgical masks to local hospitals, physicians, medical centers, first responders, and more, for free.
Touro University Nevada Students Provide COVID-19 Screenings to Las Vegas Valley’s Homeless Populations
Draped from head-to-toe in light blue scrubs and personal protective equipment, students from Touro University Nevada are helping to combat the spread of COVID-19 for Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable populations.