Greetings from Roseman University’s Henderson campus. I’d like to start this month’s campus report with my heartfelt welcome to all of our new and returning pharmacy, nursing, dental medicine, and graduate studies students and residents. Over the past several weeks, we welcomed 48 students into the College of Nursing and 144 into the College of Pharmacy. We also welcomed 10 residents into the College of Dental Medicine’s Orthodontic Residency Program (AEODO). I want to thank each and every one of these students and residents for choosing Roseman to pursue their future careers in the health professions. We look forward to helping them achieve success this academic year and beyond.
These new students have the opportunity to enhance their learning by becoming involved with one of the many student organizations that help build professional camaraderie, offer networking with professionals, and create and implement community engagement and service projects. A great example is Roseman’s Medicare Call Center, which continues to serve Nevadans with multiple free and meaningful services. In July and August, Roseman pharmacy students (some of them brand new P1s!) participated in extensive training for Medicare Assistance Programs (MAP) provided by the state learning how to navigate Medicare.gov in an unbiased fashion. Serving 100+ beneficiaries in just under 500 hours in the 2-month period, our talented students communicated in a variety of languages including Vietnamese, Spanish, and Amharic and helped one beneficiary save almost $26,000 in estimated healthcare costs! Expanded services now also include licensed and board-certified pharmacists providing free medication therapy management (MTM) to patients of any age. Since 2016, the Medicare Call Center has operated on $365,000 in private and state-funded grants. We are grateful to our community partners Dignity Health, NobleCause, and the State of Nevada for enabling our Roseman students and employees to do such meaningful work.
The fall season also marks the return of two popular Roseman University events. The virtual Roadrunner Resource Series are online lectures offering quick takes on timely healthcare related topics.The series is designed for Roseman alumni, but all faculty and students are welcomed to listen and participate. On September 27, Dr. Manas Mandal, Fulbright Specialist and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences with the College of Pharmacy, will share how human behavior is determining the outcome in our efforts to get over the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit https://www.roseman.edu/alumni/roadrunner-resource-series/ to learn more and register to attend.
Another informative event is our monthly Neighborhood Health Series. Continuing in a virtual format, these events invite the public to learn about a variety of health and health education topics. The fall line up was recently released and many great presenters and topics are planned. On September 16, Dr. Cheryl Brewster, Roseman University College of Medicine’s Senior Executive Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will share how racial and ethnic diversity among health professionals has been shown to promote better access to healthcare and improved healthcare quality for underserved and vulnerable populations, and to better meet the health needs of an increasingly diverse population. She’ll also share why it’s important to create pathways to encourage and recruit underrepresented students into the health professions. It’s an interesting topic you won’t want to miss. You can register for this event and see what’s coming up by visiting speakers.roseman.edu.
To close, I want to send my congratulations to College of Dental Medicine Orthodontic Residency Program (AEODO) Director Dr. Glen Roberson for being named a 2021 Nevada Business Magazine Healthcare Hero in the education category. Dr. Roberson, along with many other of this year’s honorees, will be celebrated at a special event tomorrow evening at Red Rock Country Club. Dr. Roberson has been with Roseman for more than 10 years and is highly respected among his peers and the residents in the College of Dental Medicine. He is deserving of the honor.
Dr. Eucharia Nnadi
Chancellor, Henderson Campus