Touro Nevada Stories

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

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.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Sharon McKenna, Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sep 24, 2019

As a coal miner’s daughter growing up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Dr. Sharon McKenna had a familiarity with medicine at a young age.

Student Veteran Spotlight: Kelsey Changsing, School of Physical Therapy

Sep 3, 2019

In this edition of “Student Veteran Spotlight,” we spoke with Kelsey Changsing from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy.

‘Catching Up’: Dr. Sandy Olguin, School of Nursing, Class of 2015

Sep 2, 2019

In this edition of “Catching Up,” we spoke with Dr. Sandy Olguin, a 2015 graduate from the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice program. A native of Los Gatos, Calif., Dr. Olguin works as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Aug 26, 2019

Before becoming a doctor, Rebecca Edgeworth always knew she would have a career in medicine.

Student Spotlight July 2019

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Kennelly, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Aug 1, 2019

Growing up in one of the poorest cities in Colorado, Elizabeth Kennelly witnessed firsthand the struggles of living in a rural area.

Catching Up July 2019

Catching Up: Dr. Laura Marsh, School of Physical Therapy, Class of 2017

Aug 1, 2019

In this edition, we spoke with Dr. Laura Marsh, a 2017 graduate of the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy. Dr. Marsh works as a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center in Las Vegas.

Staff Profile: Tonishia Porter, Registered Behavioral Technician, CADD

Jul 24, 2019

In this edition of 'Staff Profile,' we sat down with Tonishia Porter, Registered Behavioral Technician at CADD 

Faculty Focus July 2019

Faculty Focus: Dr. Ashley Fecht, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy

Jul 19, 2019

Growing up in the small town of Gothenburg, Neb., population 3,400, Dr. Ashley Fecht used relationship building to discover the world of occupational therapy (OT).

Catching Up: Matthew Demas, PA-C, School of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2017

Jul 1, 2019

In this edition, we spoke with Matthew Demas, a 2017 graduate of the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies. He works as an emergency room PA for the Valley Health System in Southern Nevada.

Staff Profile: Veronica Fischer, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Jul 1, 2019

In this edition of 'Staff Profile,' we sat down with Veronica Fischer, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Faculty Focus: Dr. Rhone D’Errico, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Jun 24, 2019

Growing up as the son of a Maître D’, Dr. Rhone D’Errico spent his formative years in Las Vegas working in the city’s bustling food and beverage industry. 

Student Spotlight: Alyssa Adams, School of Occupational Therapy

Jun 19, 2019

When Alyssa Adams was a child growing up on the eastside of Las Vegas, her parents emphasized the importance of giving back to others.

Staff Profile: Tava McGinty-Jimenez, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Admissions

Jun 3, 2019

In this edition of 'Staff Profile,' we sat down with Tava McGinty-Jimenez, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Admissions.

Catching Up: Dr. Medina Culver, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2015

Jun 1, 2019

In this edition, we spoke with Dr. Medina Culver, a 2015 graduate of the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Culver works in Family Medicine at Wikler Family Practice in Henderson, Nev.

Student Spotlight: Julie Therien, School of Physician Assistant Studies

May 31, 2019

As she finishes up her first year in the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program, Julie Therien is trying to realize a dream her grandfather had more than 70 years ago: pursuing healthcare as a profession.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Steven Liaos, Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy

May 30, 2019

Dr. Steven Liaos is an Associate Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy.

Catching Up: Natalie Noss Handler, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2015

Catching Up: Natalie Noss Handler, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2015

May 1, 2019

In this edition of “Catching Up,” we spoke with Natalie Noss Handler, a 2015 graduate of the Touro University Nevada School of Occupational Therapy. Natalie works at Healing Hands Rehab, an outpatient hand therapy clinic in Calabasas, Calif. 

Student Spotlight: Mahdika Underwood, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Spotlight: Mahdika Underwood, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Apr 17, 2019

When Mahdika Underwood was 25, she was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: Choosing between graduate school and medical school.