Henderson Report – March 2017

March 1, 2017

At Roseman, we take great pride in the community outreach efforts of our faculty, staff and students. It is through the exchange of knowledge and sharing of information that we can create progress. I am honored to share with you some of the great contributions Roseman members are making in the lives of our young children, adolescents and elderly population.

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, residents and faculty from the Roseman Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AEODO/MBA) program volunteer at the Nevada Early Intervention and Craniofacial Clinic. They form part of the only cleft lip/palate craniofacial team in southern Nevada. The clinic provides children up to the age of 18 and their families a comprehensive approach to the treatment and management of care which includes diagnosis, recommended treatment, psychosocial support and more all at no cost. Those served include children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate and other cranio conditions, craniofacial abnormalities, and congenital anomalies. The Clinic has initiated a new approach to cleft treatment in conjunction with a plastic surgeon that will minimize the effects of surgery and maximize the innate growth potential of the children, leading to fewer surgeries over their lifetime.

In February some administrators, faculty and students traveled to Carson City to participate in a health fair, provide free health screenings, as well as inform legislatures on Roseman’s efforts in drug abuse prevention, including the bill SB 166. The bill SB 166, sponsored by Senator Patricia Farley, aims at better understanding youth perceptions of illicit, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other prescriptions drugs in order to develop more targeted prevention programs. You can learn more about the bill and its impact on the state of Nevada in the feature article titled “SB-166 is Heard in Nevada Legislature

Seeking the correct medical path can sometimes be overwhelming for our older population. That’s why the College of Pharmacy established the Medicare Call Lab with the help of a grant from NobleCause. Since 2015, more than 70 students have signed up to receive training from Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) and volunteer time in the call lab. The call lab functions in partnership with SHIP, and all student training is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Students assist Medicare beneficiaries by helping them identify cost effective Medicare plans, supplement plans and drug plans. In 2016, 389 hours of time were spent on the phone providing service to 581 Nevada Medicare beneficiaries, which resulted in an estimated annual savings of about $416,000. To contact the Roseman University Medicare Call Lab, call 702-968-6615.

I invite you to please join us to learn about some of the healthcare focused research we are involved in at the Third Annual Research Symposium on Thursday, March 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in our Henderson campus.

Thank you to Roseman University of Health Sciences employees, students and supporters for making all we do to benefit our community and beyond possible.

Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD
Chancellor – Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences