2017 News

The check raised for the Las Vegas Victims' Fund.

Touro University Nevada Community Raises $5,500 to Assist Those Affected by the October 1 Shooting

Dec 15, 2017

The entire Touro community came together to honor those who were affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.

Students at the Future Latinos in Medicine event at Touro Nevada.

Touro University Nevada Hosts “Future Latinos in Medicine” to Strengthen Diversity Efforts

Dec 12, 2017

Touro University Nevada hosted the “Future Latinos in Medicine,” a group of UNLV undergraduate students for an on-campus introduction.

Touro Nevada students, faculty and staff at Project Homeless Connect.

Project Homeless Connect Helps Touro Provide Services for Nevada’s Underserved Populations

Nov 29, 2017

Students, staff, and faculty volunteered their time on the Touro Physician Assistant Studies mobile healthcare clinic during Project Homeless Connect, an annual, collaborative event held inside Cashman Center that provides essential services for Southern Nevada’s homeless population.

Vanessa Halvorsen, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Vanessa Halvorsen Awarded $25,000 Scholarship From American Osteopathic Foundation

Nov 6, 2017

Vanessa Halvorsen, a fourth-year student from Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently awarded with a $25,000 scholarship for her leadership and academic success from the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).

Touro University Nevada and Nevada State College Announce New Partnership to Promote Medical Health Sciences for Future Healthcare Students

Oct 27, 2017

Touro University Nevada (TUN) and Nevada State College (NSC) have entered into an agreement that will provide a pathway for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare to participate in an accelerated double degree program which will allow them to receive a dual bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Students from the Physician Assistant Studies program outside of the mobile healthcare clinic.

Touro PA Program Awarded $1 Million Federal Faculty Development Grant to Enhance Healthcare for Disadvantaged Populations

Oct 9, 2017

The Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program at Touro University Nevada recently received a $1 million federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for faculty development research to improve healthcare for disadvantaged populations.

Jerome 'Junkyard Dog' Williams coaching kids on the basketball court.

Touro’s Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities Hosts Annual Basketball Clinic

Sep 29, 2017

By the time the clock struck 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, dozens of children donned in blue Touro University Nevada t-shirts were eagerly running around the university’s gymnasium.

The exterior of the Touro University Nevada building.

Southern Nevada’s Largest Medical School Announces Increase to Class Size

Sep 15, 2017

The American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Touro University Nevada unanimous board approval on August 26 to substantially expand its class size, thus the institution will continue leading the state of Nevada as its largest medical school.

Students at a white coat ceremony.

Touro University Nevada Holds Annual White Coat Ceremony for New Students

Sep 5, 2017

Nearly 300 students from Touro University Nevada were presented with their white coats as a symbol of their commitment to becoming quality healthcare professionals during a special ceremony with their friends and family in attendance.

Students participate in the Day of Service.

Touro Students Begin Their Medical Journeys by Giving Back to the Community During “Day Of Service”

Sep 1, 2017

Organizing books, making lunches, and sanding trash cans aren’t the typical activities medical students find themselves doing during their first week of school. At Touro University Nevada, however, it’s how 135 new students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine spent their final day of orientation as part of the university’s first “Day of Service."

Student Vanessa Halvorsen.

Touro University Nevada Medical Student Elected to the American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees

Aug 11, 2017

Vanessa Halvorsen, a fourth-year medical student at Touro University Nevada, was recently elected as the student representative to the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Board of Trustees.

Drs. Daliah Wachs and Noah Kohn speaking to high school students.

Touro Com Faculty and Students Train Young, Aspiring Physicians at Camp Med

Jul 31, 2017

Faculty members and students from Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine participated in Camp MED to help prepare incoming high school students for a future career in medicine.

June Boyko and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV).

Four-Time Cancer Survivor June Boyko Shares Inspirational Story with Nevada Congressmen in Washington D.C.

Jul 27, 2018

After battling cancer for the last 15 years, June Boyko nearly died last December.

Jonathan Legarte shares his invention.

Touro University Nevada Occupational Therapy Students Showcase Creative Inventions at Assistive Technology Fair

Jul 11, 2017

After weeks of brainstorming, 2018 cohorts from the School of Occupational Therapy had their new inventions on display during the annual Assistive Technology Fair held inside the gymnasium on May 24.

Touro Physician Assistant Studies faculty, students, and alumni at a reception at TopGolf.

Touro University Nevada PA Faculty, Students and Alumni Celebrate AAPA Conference with Reception at Topgolf

Jul 5, 2017

Students, faculty and alumni from Touro University Nevada’s (TUN) Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program came together for a fun-filled mixer at Topgolf on May 15.

 

Students mentoring youth as part of the Par Fore program.

Touro University Nevada Occupational Therapy Students Mentor Youth through Par Fore Program

Jun 22, 2017

The School of Occupational Therapy wrapped up its first year of the PAR FORE program, an initiative that helps students mentor at-risk youth by teaching them valuable life lessons on the golf course.

Touro Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies Has Partnered With Veterans Village 2 to Provide Healthcare Assistance to Underserved Community

Jun 12, 2017

Touro University Nevada (TUN) has partnered with non-profit Veterans Village 2 to provide free healthcare, via the university’s Physician Assistant Studies mobile healthcare clinic, for those veterans living in the community.

Touro University Nevada Medical Students Pave Way for Improved Marijuana Dui Testing

Jun 7, 2017

In mid-May, Nevada lawmakers passed bill AB135 and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed, creating a new law that will change the standard for DUI testing for marijuana impairment thanks to the dedication and hard work of two medical students.

Touro University Nevada Graduates Its Most Recent Class of Health Care and Education Professionals during Spring Commencement

Jun 5, 2017

Touro University Nevada, a non-profit, private Jewish institution, celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 300 graduates during two Spring Commencement ceremonies, May 12 and June 5.

Student Bersabel Woldemariam.

Touro University Nevada DO Student and Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Scholarships for Extraordinary Research

May 22, 2017

After two years of hard work and research, Bersabel Woldemariam can take solace knowing her efforts paid off.