After what seemed to be a relentlessly hot summer in our desert, the busy fall season is finally upon us. With the arrival of cooler weather, southern Nevada’s community calendars are filled with events, including 5K runs, health fairs, community celebrations, and fundraising galas. Our community-minded students and faculty continue to be out-and-about providing health screenings, health education and volunteering at many of these local events.
To support community outreach efforts, recently NV Energy agreed to sponsor Roseman University College of Pharmacy’s upcoming Student Alliance Health Fairs. Their sponsorship will support the student organization in offering health screenings for glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol at numerous events this month, including the 6th Annual Community Health Fair on October 6 at Chinese Baptist Church as well as Attiva Health Lifestyles events on October 9 and 15. These events are important in helping the public understand their risks for serious chronic diseases. Thank you to NV Energy for their sponsorship.
The College of Pharmacy also received some support in the area of research. A $74,750 grant was awarded in August and a subsequent $52,900 in September by dōTERRA International to the College to conduct proteomic profiling and mechanistic characterization of essential oils and other nutraceutical products. You can read about their research, in layman’s terms, in this issue of spectRUm.
While the College of Pharmacy makes strides in community engagement and research, the College of Nursing is working to support Veterans. This month, they’re vigorously planning a Veteran Symposium and Resource Fair, presented by the Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway program. The daylong event will take place at the Henderson campus (11 Sunset Way, Henderson) on Saturday, November 3 and feature information and speakers covering education, employment, health and wellness, and housing. The event is open to veterans, active duty, guard, and reserve members of all branches of our armed forces, as well as military spouses, adult dependents, students, educators, human resources personnel, caregivers and allied health professions. The event is free to attend, but registration is required at www.roseman.edu/vets.
Finally, following months of construction, Roseman University’s Henderson Campus will grow again with the addition of a new dental clinic adjacent to the College of Dental Medicine’s Orthodontic Clinic at 4 Sunset Way. Opening on November 6, the clinic will offer general dentistry to complement the affordable, high-quality orthodontic care already being offered, providing patients one location for comprehensive dental care. In the future, the clinic will be home to a new Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. We look forward to sharing more about the program as it develops. In the meantime, the clinic will be staffed with dentists and will begin accepting patient appointments via phone at 702-968-5222 beginning October 15.
Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD
Chancellor – Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences