Touro Nevada Stories

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

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.

Dr. Gilliar standing on stage at the podium

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar Recognized as ‘Healthcare Headliner’ in Healthcare Quarterly Magazine

Feb 25, 2022

Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been recognized as a Healthcare Headliner in the most recent edition of Healthcare Quarterly Magazine.

From Left: Headshots of Shantara Belnavis, Rianda Carodine, and Dr. Tracey Johnson-Glover

Touro Nevada Community Speaks About the Importance of Black History Month

Feb 25, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Touro University Nevada’s students, faculty, and staff spoke about the importance of Black History Month and why diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare and education is critical to our success as a society.

Terilyn Viray, left; Ryan Becker, right

DO Students Take Top-Two Spots in CCMS Research Project Competition

Feb 25, 2022

Touro University Nevada was well-represented during the annual Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) Research Symposium as two students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine took the top two spots in the research project competition.


Medical Health Sciences student, Neellab Wahdat

MHS Student Inspired by Brother with Autism to Pursue a Career in Medicine

Jan 31, 2022

Growing up with a non-verbal younger brother on the Autism spectrum, Neellab Wahdat knew from a young age that she would pursue a career in medicine so she could help others like him.

Dr. Denise Zabriskie Relies on Her Blue-Collar Roots to Educate Touro's Nursing Students

Oct 3, 2021

Dr. Denise Zabriskie has always prided herself on her work ethic and leadership skills to advance her career and help others, qualities she developed growing up in blue-collar New Jersey family.

Professor John Rider Uses Worldly Experience to Educate Touro’s Occupational Therapists of the Future

Aug 19, 2021

Wherever he has lived, John Rider has always understood the universal importance of caring for others.

School of Nursing Faculty Discuss Importance of the Profession in Celebration of National Nurses Week

May 12, 2021

Nurses from across the country recently celebrated National Nurses Week, an initiative honoring the nursing profession and how essential nurses are to the healthcare system. Culminating each year on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, National Nurses Week offers a time of gratitude to nurses and the work they do around the world.


Touro University Nevada Students and Faculty Discuss the Importance of Occupational Therapy for National Occupational Therapy Month

Apr 26, 2021

In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month, we spoke with students and faculty from the School of Occupational Therapy (OT) about why they chose to become an OT, and why OT Month is so important.

Dr. Tracey Johnson-Glover Discusses the Importance of Being a Black Nurse and Diversity in Healthcare

Feb 18, 2021

In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Tracey Johnson-Glover, Assistant Professor in the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing, spoke with TUNews about being a Black nurse, and the importance of representation and diversity in health care.

Touro Partners with Aura to Provide Campus Community Members with Free One-Year Subscription for Mindfulness App

Feb 8, 2021

Touro University Nevada’s Student Counseling Services has partnered with Aura, a personalized mindfulness and meditation app company, to bring each member of the campus community a free one-year subscription.

Touro University Nevada Campus Community Hopeful for 2021

Touro University Nevada Campus Community Hopeful for 2021

Jan 5, 2021

As we enter the new year, we spoke with several members of the Touro University Nevada campus community and asked them what they are most looking forward to in 2021.