Touro Nevada Stories

Learn more about the paths our faculty, students and staff took to Touro Nevada. 

exterior of Touro University Nevada in the evening

Nursing Student Lia Harris Honored with Scholarship From the Nevada Nursing Foundation

Nov 17, 2020

Lia Harris, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student at Touro University Nevada, was presented with a scholarship from the Nevada Nursing Foundation during the organization’s ‘Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada Annual Awards’ virtual gala.

Touro University Nevada Physical Therapy Students Discuss the Significance of PT Month

Touro University Nevada Physical Therapy Students Discuss the Significance of PT Month

Oct 20, 2020

In honor of National Physical Therapy Month, we asked students from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy about the importance of the physical therapy profession, why they chose to pursue a career in physical therapy, and why National Physical Therapy Month is pertinent for physical therapists and others.

School of Occupational Therapy Students Use Microgrants to Help Strengthen Diversity Within the Profession

School of Occupational Therapy Students Use Microgrants to Help Strengthen Diversity Within the Profession

Oct 15, 2020

Three students from the School of Occupational Therapy use microgrants to help address the barriers minority students face on their road to pursuing a career in occupational therapy.

School of Physician Assistant Studies Resumes Free Primary Care Services to Homeless Populations

School of Physician Assistant Studies Resumes Free Primary Care Services to Homeless Populations

Sep 22, 2020

Students from the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) have returned to providing free healthcare services to some of the Las Vegas Valley’s most vulnerable populations.

The sign located at the entrance to Touro Nevada.

School of Education Student Janice Cooper Uses Cancer Diagnosis to Implement Change

Sep 21, 2020

As Janice Cooper works toward her doctoral degree in the Touro University Nevada School of Education, she is taking on challenges both inside and outside the classroom.

Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko, Professor, Department of Basic Sciences

Faculty Focus: Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko, Professor, Department of Basic Sciences

Aug 24, 2020

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

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Opens New Doors for Touro’s Latinx Student Population

Aug 10, 2020

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 Medical Students Hear From Renowned Physicians During Virtual Orientation

Aug 3, 2020

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.

Congratulations Class of 2020 Graduates

Jul 24, 2020

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

Jul 6, 2020

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 University Nevada Students Share In-Home Learning Experiences During COVID-19

Apr 28, 2020

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

Apr 21, 2020

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.

COVID-19 Q&A with Dr. Karen Duus

Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Karen Duus, an immunologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at Touro University Nevada, is here to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19.

Feroza Thompson, Assistant Professor, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Faculty Focus: Feroza Thompson, Assistant Professor, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Mar 2, 2020

Growing up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Feroza Thompson discovered her love for medicine at a young age.

Kevin Le, Medical Health Sciences Program

Student Spotlight: Kevin Le, Medical Health Sciences Program

Mar 1, 2020

When Kevin Le was 8, he had no idea that a simple knee injury would change his life forever.

In this edition of “Catching Up,” we spoke with Dr. Gerald Dolce, a 2017 graduate from the School of Physical Therapy and Director of ATI Physical Therapy.

Catching Up: Dr. Gerald Dolce, School of Physical Therapy, Class of 2017

Feb 25, 2020

Despite a successful four-year career as a linebacker at Allegheny College, Dr. Gerald Dolce knew physical therapy was his first love.

Erin Denton, Simulation Operations Specialist, Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation

Staff Profile: Erin Denton, Simulation Operations Specialist, Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation

Feb 24, 2020

From the time she was little, Erin Denton knew she would work hard in whichever career she would grow up to pursue.

Malcolm Douglas, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Student Spotlight: Malcolm Douglas, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Feb 3, 2020

Malcolm Douglas knew he would have a career in medicine by the time he was in elementary school.

Dr. Katie Capistran, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy

Faculty Focus: Dr. Katie Capistran, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy

Feb 3, 2020

Growing up on a farm taught Dr. Katie Capistran the value of hard work.  

Staff Profile: Tisheena Lowe, Director of OASIS, Division of Student Affairs

Staff Profile: Tisheena Lowe, Director of OASIS, Division of Student Affairs

Jan 27, 2020

Long before she became the Director of Touro University Nevada’s Office of Academic Services and Institutional Support (OASIS), Tisheena Lowe grew up in the small village of Katzenbach, Germany, the daughter of a U.S. Air Force veteran stationed at Ramstein Air Base.