Touro Nevada Stories

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

Dr. Andrew Priest

Touro University Nevada names Dr. Andrew Priest as Campus President and Provost

Jul 1, 2022

Touro University Nevada, home to Nevada’s largest medical school, announces the appointment of Dr. Andrew Priest to Campus President and Provost. Shelley Berkley, who has served as the CEO and Senior Provost for Touro since 2014, remains with the university in a new role.

Touro University representatives and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department together at the press event introducing the Las Vegas Crisis Response Medical Training Program.

Touro University Nevada partners with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to teach life-saving critical care

Jul 13, 2022

Touro University Nevada (Touro), home to Nevada’s largest medical school, announces the Las Vegas Crisis Response Medical Training Program with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). The program offers comprehensive medical training and curriculum for Metro officers to help save lives in emergency crime situations in Las Vegas.  

Nursing students practice administering shots on mannequins

Touro University Nevada’s School of Nursing Programs Receive Prestigious 10-Year Accreditation Extension

Jul 15, 2022

Touro University Nevada’s School of Nursing was awarded with a 10-year accreditation outcome for all four of its programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the best possible accreditation outcome.

Dr. Shannon Martin

Touro University Nevada names Dr. Shannon Martin Program Director of School of Occupational Therapy

Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Robert Askey, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Touro University Nevada (Touro), announces the promotion of Dr. Shannon Martin to Program Director for Touro’s School of Occupational Therapy—the only accredited occupational therapy doctorate program in the state of Nevada.

CHHS students gather for a group photo during graduation, celebrating the occasion with a traditional cap toss.

College of Health and Human Services Class of 2022 Honored During Spring Commencement

Jul 28, 2022

Touro University Nevada celebrated nearly 150 new graduates from the College of Health and Human Services during Spring Commencement at the new Dollar Loan Center in Henderson.

Touro Students gather outside of Three Square for a group photo in celebration of Day of Service.

Touro University Nevada’s New Students Give Back to Southern Nevada Community During ‘Day of Service’

Jul 28, 2022

Touro University Nevada’s newest students gave back to their community as soon as they started their Touro journeys as they volunteered at non-profit organizations throughout the Las Vegas Valley during New Student Orientation.

Dr. Gilliar and the members of the Touro team celebrate with a toast

Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine Awarded with Prestigious 10-Year Accreditation with ‘Exceptional Outcome’

May 31, 2022

Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was awarded with a prestigious 10-year accreditation with ‘exceptional outcome’, the highest accreditation possible given by the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).

Touro Physician Assistant students seated at a table speak with a healthcare screening patient.

Touro Partners with Tzu Chi Foundation to Provide Free Healthcare During Large Scale Medical Event in North Las Vegas

May 31, 2022

Students from Touro University Nevada’s School of Physician Assistant Studies continue to provide free healthcare screenings to the Southern Nevada community, this time in North Las Vegas during another large-scale event in partnership with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

A future Touro student is presented with her certificate of scholarship while the group poses for photo in the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation.

Touro Nevada Continues Its Work to Becoming More Inclusive Campus After Debuting Two New Initiatives

May 31, 2022

During a special ceremony held inside the Michael Tang Regional Center for Clinical Simulation, Touro University Nevada took two more critical steps to becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

DO students, dressed in their graduation attire, pose for a group photo on graduation day.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Celebrates the Classes of 2022 During Spring Commencement

May 31, 2022

The Classes of 2022 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated Spring Commencement in early May, taking the next steps as the next generation of physicians and healthcare providers.

Touro School of Nursing students practice suturing in a classroom.

Touro University Nevada’s Nursing Faculty Discuss Importance of the Profession for National Nurses Week

May 31, 2022

In celebration of National Nurses Week, celebrated every year in May and culminating on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12, faculty from the School of Nursing discussed several aspects about the nursing profession, and why it is so vital to our society.

Dr. Lockhart

Studying Techniques from His Former Mentor Helps Earn Dr. Wesley Lockhart a Prestigious Fellowship

Apr 29, 2022

After more than three years of hard work prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Welsey Lockhart was awarded with his Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).

Our CADD families gathered in front of the High Roller wheel, lit up blue for the event.

Touro Partners with Caesar’s Entertainment to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month During ‘Light It Up Blue’ at The High Roller

Apr 29, 2022

Shortly after the sun set on the Las Vegas Strip on April 20, the families from the Sharon Sigesmund Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) made their way from The High Roller observation wheel to the crowded promenade below.

Marisol Mateo Busacay and Mackenzie Kent

Occupational Therapy Students Write Mental Health Article for AOTA Publication

Apr 29, 2022

Touro Nevada occupational therapy students Marisol Mateo Busacay and Mackenzie Kent are using their own student experiences to help shine a light on the importance of mental health.

Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth

Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth Honored with ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award by Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce

Apr 29, 2022

For nearly a decade, Dr. Rebecca Edgeworth has worked closely with the Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation, doing her best to provide healthcare to Southern Nevadans without access.

Dr. Robert Askey, left; Associate Professor PA Amie Duford, right

Dr. Robert Askey and Associate Professor Amie Duford Named to Permanent Positions at Touro

Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Robert Askey and Associate Professor PA Amie Duford had the ‘interim’ tags removed from their titles after being permanently appointed to their positions.

A group of students in formal dress holding their Touro match day signs

Touro University Nevada achieves 99.4% residency placement for 171 medical students

Mar 18, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEV --- Touro University Nevada (Touro), home to Nevada’s largest medical school and its only school of osteopathic medicine, is celebrating a 99.4 percent placement rate for its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2022. Of the graduating population, 32 percent will remain in-state and begin a residency in Nevada, a record-breaking number for Touro.

Shelley Berkley, left, with His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, right

Touro Returns to The Four Seasons for Annual Gala to Help Raise Money for Students

Mar 30, 2022

Touro University Nevada welcomed nearly 600 guests to The Four Seasons during the university’s annual Gala to raise money for its students.

Touro University Nevada’s annual Research Day was held virtually this year, shown here: Touro University Nevada’s Building Exterior

Students and Faculty Showcase Projects for Campus Community During 16th Annual Research Day

Mar 30, 2022

Students and faculty across Touro University Nevada’s programs showcased their projects for the campus community during the 16th annual Research Day on March 10.

Dr. Fisher holding her Award of Excellence in Academic Education

Dr. Stacy Fisher Honored with Award of Excellence in Academic Education from the American Physical Therapy Association

Mar 30, 2022

While the wound care specialty is relatively unknown within the world of physical therapy, Dr. Stacy Fisher has made it her mission to change that.