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Summerlin Report – September 2019

The summer season is wrapping up and autumn is just a few weeks away. We are looking forward to the busy fall season on the Summerlin Campus and across Roseman University Campuses as our 20th Anniversary year of celebrations get underway. Stay tuned for the many events planned throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.

Coming up, Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series returns after summer hiatus. The public is invited to join us on Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the topic of vision. Roseman University College of Pharmacy’s Dr. Surajit Dey returns with his presentation, “Vision and Aging, Part 2.” He will talk about maintaining eye health as we age as well as specific diseases of the eyes and how prevention is crucial at all stages of our lives. Learn about key nutritional supplements and vitamins needed to maintain vision. This free event is sponsored by Clark County Credit Union and includes light dinner and refreshments by Rachel’s Kitchen. To RSVP, please visit speakers.roseman.edu.

In the area of research, Dr. Ranjana Mitra from the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine was recently awarded funding from the NIH for a pilot project entitled “Positive regulation of androgen receptor signaling by CYP3A5 in prostate cancer.” This award was made through a COBRE grant (Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence) administered by Dr. Martin Schiller, head of the “personalized medicine in Nevada COBRE” located at UNLV. Congratulations, Dr. Mitra.

The College of Medicine also welcomed Andra Prum, DO, to the Roseman Medical Group’s Spring Valley Clinic. Dr. Prum is passionate about practicing empathy with her patients and teaching the next generation of physicians the importance of understanding the points of view of others. Dr. Prum previously worked as a physician for Florida State University’s Health and Wellness Center and held a faculty position within the residency program in Las Vegas in which she attended. Dr. Prum has already proven to be a great advocate for health and wellness, having recently appeared on local television to discuss the Hepatitis A outbreak in Las Vegas. Welcome Dr. Prum.

Finally, during the summer the College of Medicine’s Vicky VanMeetren joined the College of Medicine on a medical mission trip to the African nation of Uganda where they joined local medical teams to provide care to residents in two communities. You can read about the trip in this issue of spectRUm. Following the trip, Ms. VanMeetren and College of Nursing’s Dr. Marife Aczon-Armstrong presented a special Lunch & Learn on campus to share with colleagues the benefits of service learning.