Touro Nevada Stories

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

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.

School of Nursing Faculty Preaching and Practicing the Importance of Lifelong Learning

School of Nursing Faculty Preaching and Practicing the Importance of Lifelong Learning

Dec 21, 2020

Several faculty from the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing are continuing their commitment to lifelong learning by either recently completing or working toward their terminal degrees.

exterior of Touro University Nevada in the evening

Nursing Student Lia Harris Honored with Scholarship From the Nevada Nursing Foundation

Nov 17, 2020

Lia Harris, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student at Touro University Nevada, was presented with a scholarship from the Nevada Nursing Foundation during the organization’s ‘Shining Stars of Nursing in Nevada Annual Awards’ virtual gala.

Touro University Nevada Physical Therapy Students Discuss the Significance of PT Month

Touro University Nevada Physical Therapy Students Discuss the Significance of PT Month

Oct 20, 2020

In honor of National Physical Therapy Month, we asked students from the Touro University Nevada School of Physical Therapy about the importance of the physical therapy profession, why they chose to pursue a career in physical therapy, and why National Physical Therapy Month is pertinent for physical therapists and others.

School of Occupational Therapy Students Use Microgrants to Help Strengthen Diversity Within the Profession

School of Occupational Therapy Students Use Microgrants to Help Strengthen Diversity Within the Profession

Oct 15, 2020

Three students from the School of Occupational Therapy use microgrants to help address the barriers minority students face on their road to pursuing a career in occupational therapy.

School of Physician Assistant Studies Resumes Free Primary Care Services to Homeless Populations

School of Physician Assistant Studies Resumes Free Primary Care Services to Homeless Populations

Sep 22, 2020

Students from the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) have returned to providing free healthcare services to some of the Las Vegas Valley’s most vulnerable populations.

The sign located at the entrance to Touro Nevada.

School of Education Student Janice Cooper Uses Cancer Diagnosis to Implement Change

Sep 21, 2020

As Janice Cooper works toward her doctoral degree in the Touro University Nevada School of Education, she is taking on challenges both inside and outside the classroom.

Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko, Professor, Department of Basic Sciences

Faculty Focus: Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko, Professor, Department of Basic Sciences

Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko grew up in a small remote town of Russia, where most people worked in the agriculture industry. He dreamed about becoming an engineer, but later his interests turned to biology.

 

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Opens New Doors for Touro’s Latinx Student Population

Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Opens New Doors for Touro’s Latinx Student Population

Aug 10, 2020

As Touro University Nevada continues to create a more diverse community, the university’s Latino Medical Students Association (LMSA) chapter is helping to amplify the voices for its Latinx population.

New Medical Students Hear From Renowned Physicians During Virtual Orientation

New Medical Students Hear From Renowned Physicians During Virtual Orientation

Aug 3, 2020

New students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine were treated to a surprise as three namesakes of their House system gave them lifelong advice during their virtual orientation.