News and Stories

Stay up to date with the latest news and hear stories about the students, faculty, and staff at Touro Nevada.

Meet Jasmine Giles, a student in our School of Occupational Therapy

Student Spotlight: Jasmine Giles, School of Occupational Therapy

Jan 2, 2020

Raised in the small, northeastern Nevada town of Elko, Jasmine Giles grew up with a passion for rural medicine.

Meet Dr. Catie Chung, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs, School of Nursing

Faculty Focus: Dr. Catie Chung, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs School of Nursing

Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Catie Chung’s life calling began long before she ever graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).

 A special ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the center’s grand opening and was attended by the Touro College and University System Leadership, Dr. Robert McBeath, President of OptumCare Nevada, several healthcare professionals and students, and members of the Southern Nevada community.

Touro University Nevada Unveils New OptumCare Ultrasound Training Facility

Jan 21, 2020

Touro University Nevada took the next step to enhancing medical education for its students by unveiling the new OptumCare Ultrasound Training Facility on Jan. 21.

Touro Nevada Sweeps Touro California to Retain Golden Spike Championship

Touro Nevada Sweeps Touro California to Retain Golden Spike Championship

Jan 17, 2020

The Golden Spike Trophy made its return to the Southern Nevada desert after the Touro University Nevada Matadors defeated the Touro University California Bulls in the annual volleyball game on the Touro California campus.

Dr. Cristina Belanger is an alumna of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2008

Catching Up: Dr. Cristina Belanger, School of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2008

Dec 2, 2019

Growing up in Bucharest, Romania under Communist rule, Dr. Cristina Belanger didn’t watch much television as a child; she read books instead.

Meet Cassandra McDiarmid, a student in our College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Spotlight: Cassandra McDiarmid, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dec 2, 2019

Ever since she was 4-years-old, Cassandra McDiarmid knew she would grow up to become an OB/GYN.

Expanded Clinic at The Shade Tree Provides Patients and Students with Lasting Experiences

Improving Healthcare for a Better Future

Dec 16, 2019

For the last decade, Touro University Nevada’s physician assistant (PA) faculty and students have provided free healthcare to hundreds of abused women and children living at The Shade Tree. 

The Touro University Nevada community lived its mission of service to humanity thanks to two great fundraising initiatives that led to thousands of dollars and canned food donations in early December.

Touro University Nevada Community Raises Thousands of Dollars in Donations and Food For Holiday Season

Dec 9, 2019

The Touro University Nevada community lived its mission of service to humanity thanks to two great fundraising initiatives that led to thousands of dollars and canned food donations in early December.

Students from the School of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Nursing, and School of Occupational Therapy provided free healthcare at Project Homeless Connect during the week of Thanksgiving.

Students Provide Free Healthcare Services During Project Homeless Connect

Dec 2, 2019

Service to humanity is a core tenant of Touro University Nevada’s mission statement, and no better example could be found than when students from the School of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Nursing, and School of Occupational Therapy provided free healthcare at Project Homeless Connect during the week of Thanksgiving.

Dr. Katherine Joines, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy

Faculty Focus: Dr. Katherine Joines, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy

Nov 25, 2019

As a kid growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Katherine Joines thought she would grow up to be a pediatrician.

Master of Science in Nursing student, Kyle Kelly

Student Spotlight: Kyle Kelly, Masters of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing

Nov 1, 2019

As a native of Pahrump, Nev., Kyle Kelly has always thrived in rural medicine.

Meet Ryan McGiven, an alumnus of our School of Occupational Therapy\'s Class of 2009.

Catching Up: Ryan McGiven, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2009

Nov 1, 2019

If not for the birth of his twin boys, it’s difficult to say if Ryan McGiven would have ended up as an occupational therapist (OT).

Molasky Family Foundation Scholarship Assists Student Veterans on Their Journeys

Providing a Brighter Outlook for Our Veterans

Nov 14, 2019

Christy Molasky has always held a deep passion for education and helping others. She has also held great regard for military veterans and supports their quest for higher education. 

Touro University Nevada honored the brave men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces during a special on-campus Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

Touro University Nevada Celebrates Veterans Day with Special On-Campus Ceremony

Nov 12, 2019

Touro University Nevada honored the brave men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces during a special on-campus Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

Touro University Nevada celebrated the academic achievements of students from the Schools of Physician Assistant Studies (PA), Nursing, and Education during Winter Commencement at the Paris Las Vegas on Nov. 3.

Nearly 150 New Touro University Nevada Graduates Honored During Winter Commencement

Nov 4, 2019

Touro University Nevada celebrated the academic achievements of students from the Schools of Physician Assistant Studies (PA), Nursing, and Education during Winter Commencement at the Paris Las Vegas on Nov. 3.

Meet Jose Noriega, a student in our EdD program.

Student Spotlight: Jose Noriega, EdD Program

Oct 29, 2019

Jose Noriega has always been a believer in higher education, which is why he decided to pursue his Ed.D.

Dr. Patricia Henry has worked in several fields throughout her professional career: military, business, and since the early 2000s, education.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Patricia Henry, Director, School of Education

Oct 25, 2019

Dr. Patricia Henry has worked in several fields throughout her professional career: military, business, and since the early 2000s, education.

Student Spotlight: Andrew Gephardt, Medical Health Sciences Program

Oct 2, 2019

Andrew Gephardt has held a variety of jobs throughout his career. He’s worked as a marketing analyst, a test prep instructor, a science teacher, and most recently, a medical assistant for his father.

PA Student Erica Stiles Discovers Cancerous Nodule Using Ultrasound Equipment in Class

Oct 2, 2019

Students in the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) use ultrasound machines to enhance their clinical skills. On the last day of her radiology class, Stiles volunteered to have her thyroid examined for a demonstration.