Neighborhood Health Series

health and family

Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series (NHS) offers monthly in-person presentations on issues related to health and well-being. These events are free and open to the public, with a complimentary meal offered.

Each month, the Neighborhood Health Series introduces an expert speaker from Roseman University on a variety of health care topics including navigating Medicare, dealing with common diseases, and coping with an aging parent. Guests experience elements of Roseman’s Six-Point Mastery Learning Model® and are invited to get to know other attendees, all while learning alongside members of southern Nevada’s most accomplished and talented medical community.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsor Clark County Credit Union.

Upcoming NHS Events

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My prescription costs what?? Affordable Healthcare and Drug Pricing in the U.S.

March 21, 2024 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. PST

Many of us have experienced sticker shock learning the cost of the medications prescribed to us or a loved one. In other instances, we are pleasantly surprised by an affordable co-pay. What drives the enormous variation in pricing for prescription drugs? Who sets these prices, drug companies, insurers or providers? How do insurance companies decide what they will cover, and what they will not? And how do those without insurance grapple with the cost of needed medications? If a drug is too expensive, what can be done? Learn more about how to navigate the world of drug pricing and come away with greater confidence in understanding this complex and often opaque part of America’s healthcare system.

Presented by: Dr. Manas Mandal

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Depictions of Prescription Drugs in Movies and TV – How do these drugs function, and how accurate are their depictions?

April 18, 2024 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. PDT

Have you ever wondered how the prescription drugs you see in movies and TV function? Learn the function of drugs depicted, and if these depictions are accurate with Dr. Christopher So, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Roseman’s College of Pharmacy. How accurate are these portrayals and references? How do these messages impact the way we see these drugs?

Presented by: Dr. Christopher So

eye health in desert

Eye Health in the Desert – How to Protect, Nurture, and Care for Our Eyes, “the Windows to the Soul” from Birth to Advanced Age

May 16, 2024 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. PDT

With almost 300 days of sunshine a year, Las Vegans must exercise diligent and consistent preventive eye health practices to protect their eyes from damage. How can we protect our eyes at every stage of our life? What risks must we be aware of and what diseases/complications are part of each stage of life? How often should we see an ophthalmologist, or is an Optometrist prepared to help steward our eye health? What overall health measures should we be mindful of in keeping our eyes healthy? Learn more about how to keep our “windows to the soul” healthy and well.

Presented by: Dr. Surajit Dey

Previous NHS Presentations

January 2024
A New Year, A New You: Weight Loss Medications – Fact vs. Fiction?
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February 2024
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September 2023
How One Program is Changing the Lives of Recovering Moms with Substance Use Disorders and their Babies
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October 2023
Higher Education Month: Student Debt and Salary Expectations in the Health Professions
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November 2023
The ABC’s of Medicare: Navigate Open Enrollment with Confidence
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December 2023
Staying Happy and Healthy through the Holidays
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January 2023
The Stories Your DNA Tells About You: From Your Ancestry to How You Might Respond to a Medication
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February 2023
Innovations and Best Practices in Dental and Pediatric Dentistry
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March 2023
Emerging Infectious Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them
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April 2023
The Value & Importance of the Arts in Healthcare
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May 2023
Finding the Truth in a Sea of Misinformation: How to Navigate Healthcare Issues With Information and Power
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September 2022 – Spanish Heritage Month 
CVS Health Spanish Pathways: Pathways to Profession for Spanish-speaking Students
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October 2022 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Seeing Inside the Human Body: Innovations and Advances in Imaging and Radiology
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November 2022
Open Enrollment: The ABCs of Medicare
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December 2022
Keeping Healthy and Happy During the Holiday Season
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May 2022
A Week Inside the ALS Clinic: A case-based view of the patient perspective in battling ALS
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April 2022
In Celebration of World Health Day: Global Health in 2022 – A Look Around the World at Public Health
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March 2022
Hemophilia & Blood Diseases
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February 2022
Improving Nevada’s Dental Health Outcomes Among Children – One Smile At A Time
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January 2022
Financial Fitness in the New Year: Financial Literacy by CCCU
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December 2021
The Value and Importance of the Arts in Healthcare
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November 2021
Ethics of Pandemics: The Case of COVID-19
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October 2021
No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete
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September 2021
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Health Professions
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May 2021
A Story for Our Time: Lessons Learned from My Mother, a Holocaust Survivor
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April 2021
Sexual Health Through the Years
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March 2021
Dementia: What’s behind this tragic disease, how can we treat and prevent it, and how we can financially and legally protect our loved ones diagnosed
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February 2021
The Stories Your DNA Tells About You From Ancestry to How You Might Respond to a Medication
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January 2021
Looking Ahead to Tomorrow: COVID-19 in 2021
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