Welcome back to spectRUm,
I hope you have all had restorative summers full of adventure, family, friends and fun. This time of year is inevitably bittersweet as we watch our own children or those of friends and family head off to college and their own new journeys. Little ones have started back to school, sports and after school activities are in full swing and routines are reestablished as we head into the fall season.
At Roseman, our August was busy preparing for new students. Our College of Pharmacy Class of 2021 (232 students across both campuses) arrived and our 100 Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) students are in full swing in their first year of Dental School, our ten Orthodontic residents began, and 188 new student nurses have started in July and August. I feel great pride as I meet all of our students on their first day on campus, and see the energy and optimism in their eyes. They come to us dressed impeccably and professionally, with a palpable eagerness in their handshakes. Our returning students are back, having had a short break to recharge their batteries and time to reflect on their past year of schoolwork. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our students. We are so excited to have all of our students on campus and anticipate watching you learn and grow into your chosen professions. It is also nice to see all of our faculty and staff back on campus after summer vacations and family trips. Welcome back to all of the Roseman family.
Our students celebrated at the Welcome Back Snow Cone Social event last week. Yes, it is almost fall and there are hints of cooler air on the horizon, but in Nevada it is still in the upper 90’s, making a snow cone a welcomed refreshment. In Utah, we are experiencing weather in the high 70’s and 80’s. The last dog days of summer are upon us, with fall close by.
A few weeks ago, Utah school-aged children got ready to head back to school with our annual Back to School Brush-Up event, where we treated 471 children to free preventative dental care. Dental care is a vital building block in achieving overall health, and good dental care allows children to feel more confidence, miss less school, and reduces risks of other health problems. We are grateful to offer this free service, and we take seriously our role in serving the communities where we live, work, educate, and play.
This August, our College of Medicine conducted another day of DiscoverMED, teaching and inspiring 50 students from the Adelson Educational Campus. These high-schoolers have an interest in medicine and it is an honor for us to watch their wonder during an immersive day of learning.
I hope you will read the articles in this month’s spectRUm. Learn how simulation builds empathy and confidence in Nursing students and come learn more about Immune Boosting Supplements from Dr. Manas Mandal on September 20th, at our Summerlin Campus before the start of the cold and flu season.
I wish our Roseman family a great start to the new school year, and to all of our friends in the community a peaceful, happy and healthy September.
Renee Coffman, BS Pharm, PhD
Roseman University of Health Sciences