Touro Nevada Stories

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

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.

Meet Jasmine Giles, a student in our School of Occupational Therapy

Student Spotlight: Jasmine Giles, School of Occupational Therapy

Jan 2, 2020

Raised in the small, northeastern Nevada town of Elko, Jasmine Giles grew up with a passion for rural medicine.

Meet Dr. Catie Chung, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs, School of Nursing

Faculty Focus: Dr. Catie Chung, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs School of Nursing

Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Catie Chung’s life calling began long before she ever graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Dr. Cristina Belanger is an alumna of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2008

Catching Up: Dr. Cristina Belanger, School of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2008

Dec 2, 2019

Growing up in Bucharest, Romania under Communist rule, Dr. Cristina Belanger didn’t watch much television as a child; she read books instead.

Meet Cassandra McDiarmid, a student in our College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Spotlight: Cassandra McDiarmid, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dec 2, 2019

Ever since she was 4-years-old, Cassandra McDiarmid knew she would grow up to become an OB/GYN.

Dr. Katherine Joines, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy

Faculty Focus: Dr. Katherine Joines, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy

Nov 25, 2019

As a kid growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Katherine Joines thought she would grow up to be a pediatrician.

Master of Science in Nursing student, Kyle Kelly

Student Spotlight: Kyle Kelly, Masters of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing

Nov 1, 2019

As a native of Pahrump, Nev., Kyle Kelly has always thrived in rural medicine.

Meet Ryan McGiven, an alumnus of our School of Occupational Therapy\'s Class of 2009.

Catching Up: Ryan McGiven, School of Occupational Therapy, Class of 2009

Nov 1, 2019

If not for the birth of his twin boys, it’s difficult to say if Ryan McGiven would have ended up as an occupational therapist (OT).

Meet Jose Noriega, a student in our EdD program.

Student Spotlight: Jose Noriega, EdD Program

Oct 29, 2019

Jose Noriega has always been a believer in higher education, which is why he decided to pursue his Ed.D.

Dr. Patricia Henry has worked in several fields throughout her professional career: military, business, and since the early 2000s, education.

Faculty Focus: Dr. Patricia Henry, Director, School of Education

Oct 25, 2019

Dr. Patricia Henry has worked in several fields throughout her professional career: military, business, and since the early 2000s, education.

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.

Research published by Touro University Nevada’s Dr. Amy Stone explains why some people infected with the virus have no symptoms while others suffer life-threatening neuroinvasive disease

A Head Start On Her Future

Sep 12, 2019

It’s been less than a year since Dr. Amy Stone arrived at Touro University Nevada, though she’s already making waves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences and in the field of immunology. 

A child being examined by a healthcare provider.

Touro University Nevada Offers Healthcare’s Most Sought-After Professions

Sep 12, 2019

According to the U.S. News and World Report, three of Touro’s programs rank in the top-10 “Best Healthcare Jobs,” with physician assistant leading at number one.