South Jordan Report – October 2018

Fall has officially arrived at our South Jordan Campus. The leaves have begun to change, the mornings are filled with crisp, cold air and the pumpkin patches and corn mazes have opened.

As we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, we would like to recognize some wonderful things that happened in September. On September 20, at an awards luncheon at the Grand America in downtown Salt Lake, the Dental Clinic was named one of the Utah Business Healthcare Heroes for 2018 in the category of Innovation. You can read more about the honorees here. To better serve the Hispanic community, the University started a free, 10-week Medical Spanish Course at the end of September, open to all Roseman students, faculty and staff. This course is being taught by Dr. Katherine McCraley.

The College of Pharmacy received a $52,900 grant from dōTERRA International to conduct research in the area of proteomic profiling and mechanistic characterization of essential oils and other nutraceutical products. This followed their $74,750 grant in August. You can read about their research, in simpler terms, in this issue of spectRUm. The South Jordan Campus ended the month with a visit from Mr. Val Green from the Val A. Green and Edith D. Green Foundation. As part of the visit, Mr. Green presented the College of Nursing with a $6,232 grant for a new SimPad system for the Nursing Sim Lab. The SimPad system will enable the “low fidelity” mannequins to have vital signs (breathing, heart beat/ pulse, blood oxygen levels, etc.) controlled by nursing faculty. This generous donation by the Val A. Green and Edith D. Green Foundation gives the nursing faculty the ability to teach our students life-saving skills in a safe, controlled environment.

October is a busy month for the University. We started it off by welcoming 32 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) students on October 1 to the Roseman Family. On October 11 the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. This year Braden Adamson, College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor, will be honored by the Chamber as one of the amazing teachers in South Jordan. Congratulations Dr. Adamson. You’ll want to mark your calendars because Roseman University’s 5th Annual Research Symposium Abstract Submission opens October 29. Roseman students, residents, faculty, staff, preceptors, and guests are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for either a poster presentation or a podium presentation. More information about the 2019 Research Symposium can be found here. The University’s 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, with Presenting Sponsor SR Construction, will also be held on October 29 at Bear’s Best Las Vegas. This golf tournament raises funds to support scholarships for our 1,500 nursing, pharmacy, dental medicine and MBA students. If you are an avid golfer, spots are still available. To learn more about the Tournament visit https://www.roseman.edu/golf-tournament/.

In addition to the events occurring in October, it is also American Pharmacist Month. According to the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the month-long observance is a time to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to healthcare and all they can do for the community. I would like to recognize and thank all of our pharmacy students, faculty and alumni for all they do for the communities they serve. You can read more about American Pharmacist Month is this month’s issue of spectRUm.

Martin Lipsky, MD
Chancellor – South Jordan Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences