Touro University Nevada (TUN) is committed to promoting the health and wellness in Southern Nevada by training excellent health care professionals and conducting high quality research. In alignment with the institutional mission to serve humanity and contribute to intellectual progress, faculty members at TUN are engaged in research activities to advance the medical, health, and human sciences.
Research activities at TUN consist of basic sciences and clinical research in several fields, including: osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. The university fosters interdisciplinary research by encouraging university-wide projects, including those that investigate community-based issues or involve outreach services to the local population. In addition to encouraging campus-wide collaboration, TUN is also involved in collaborative research projects with several external research institutions, in both the immediate area and out-of-state.
To promote in-house research activities, the Department of Research offers several programs, including grant awards and research fellowships, designed to develop and foster faculty and student research. The Department of Research also supports campus research by offering guidance with research proposals and study design, providing assistance with grant applications, and disseminating information about extramural funding opportunities.
Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Mahboob Qureshi, MD, PhD, received his MD from the College of Medicine, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1986 and practiced as a physician until 1992. He joined the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine as an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology in 2004. Dr. Qureshi was appointed Associate Dean for Research at Touro University Nevada in 2012.