WHAT: Touro University Nevada, home to Nevada’s largest medical school and only school of osteopathic medicine, has received an additional 120,000 medical-grade and surgical masks from the Cyrus and Michael Tang Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to supporting education, healthcare, and community service. This brings the total donation of masks from the Foundation to 200,000 since the Foundation donated 80,000 masks to Touro earlier this month. Michael Tang, with roots in both Las Vegas and Chicago, serves on Touro University Nevada’s Advisory Board and is a generous supporter of the University. Tang recently purchased masks from China and flew them to the U.S., donating them to Chicago medical facilities and to Touro for distribution to local hospitals, physicians, medical centers, senior care facilities and first responder agencies.
Touro previously provided masks to a variety of local hospitals, medical facilities, first responder agencies, senior care facilities, physician groups and non-profit organizations. With the continued demand for personal protective equipment in the battle against COVID-19, Touro is offering these and other entities additional masks needed for frontline providers and responders.
Touro University Nevada is accepting requests for masks from medical facilities and clinics, senior care centers and other ancillary medical providers. To make a request, visit www.tun.touro.edu/mask
ABOUT TOURO UNIVERSITY NEVADA
Touro University Nevada (Touro) is Nevada’s largest school of medicine, the state’s only school of osteopathic medicine, fully accredited, and a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution. Opened in 2004, Touro was established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service throughout the state. Touro is now home to nearly 1,500 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medical health sciences. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on Touro, visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702-777-8687.