Touro Nevada Stories

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

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.

Gina Marsh Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Gina Marsh, School of Nursing

Apr 5, 2019

Growing up in South Florida, Gina Marsh was forced to be an adult at a young age.

Ashley Russell-Gray

Student Veteran Spotlight: Ashley Russell-Gray, Medical Health Sciences Program

Feb 26, 2019

In this edition of 'Student Veteran Spotlight,' we sat down with Ashley Russell-Gray from the Touro University Nevada Medical Health Sciences Program.

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar interacting with students

Faculty Focus: Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Feb 26, 2019

Dean Gilliar, who is double board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, began his tenure as Dean of TUNCOM on Jan. 2, 2019. He has a distinguished academic medicine career and has worked at a number of prestigious medical institutions across the United States. He has lectured and conducted workshops in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, and Switzerland. Dr. Gilliar is the immediate past Dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also served as the Chair in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department.

OT Stephanie Anderson

“Catching Up”: Stephanie Anderson, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2010

Feb 26, 2019

“Catching Up” is a new monthly feature highlighting different Touro University Nevada alumni and learning more about their journey after graduation.

Dr. Amina Sadik

Faculty Focus: Dr. Amina Sadik, Professor, Basic Sciences

Jan 2, 2019

In this edition of “Faculty Focus,” we sat down with Dr. Amina Sadik, Professor in the Basic Sciences Department.

Catching Up Chadwell Vail

“Catching Up”: Dr. Chadwell Vail DO, FACOI, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2011

Jan 31, 2019

In our first edition, we spoke with Dr. Chadwell Vail, a 2011 graduate of the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Student Jonathan Legarte

Student Spotlight: Jonathan Legarte, School of Occupational Therapy

Nov 28, 2018

Like many of his classmates, Jonathan Legarte was drawn to the occupational therapy field because of a family member’s life-changing experience.

Dr. Michael Olek.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Michael Olek, Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nov 28, 2018

In this edition of “Faculty Focus,” we sat down with Dr. Michael Olek, Associate Professor from the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Student Paul Gentle II.

Student Veteran Spotlight: Paul Gentle II, Medical Health Sciences Program

Oct 22, 2018

In this edition, we sat down with Paul Gentle II from the Touro University Nevada Medical Health Sciences Program.

Dr. Tonya Walls (second from right) during her trip to Ghana.

Touro University Nevada Education Professor Learns More About Her Ancestry During Scholarly Trip To Ghana

Oct 10, 2018

Dr. Tonya Walls, an Assistant Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Education, recently spent 12 days in Ghana for an academic sojourn of Black women scholars, an experience she described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Physician Assistant Studies student James Kim.

Touro University Nevada PA Student Uses Online Success To Raise Money And Awareness For The Shade Tree

Oct 8, 2018

James Kim has built quite the following for himself on social media, and he’s using that following to bring money and awareness to The Shade Tree.

Kristina Lindquist rowing

COM Faculty Uses Science and Passion to Perfect Love of Rowing

Sep 26, 2018

Kristina Lindquist has had a knack for rowing since her junior year of high school growing up in New England.

Student Yesenia Vasquez.

Student Spotlight: Yesenia Vasquez, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sep 17, 2018

Growing up the daughter of Central California immigrant field workers, Yesenia Vasquez felt as if pursuing an education beyond high school was not expected of her.

Dr. Tricia Catalino.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Tricia Catalino, Associate Professor, School Of Physical Therapy

Sep 4, 2018

In this edition, we sat down with Dr. Tricia Catalino from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy.