President’s Report – January 2017

January 4, 2017

Hello, and welcome to the first issue of our new university e-newsletter, spectRUm. Across our three campuses in Nevada and Utah, there is incredible work being done by employees, faculty, volunteers, donors, students, board members and friends. We wanted to find a way to show you how grateful we are for that work, and to celebrate the stories of life at Roseman, across a wide spectrum of topics, that drive us forward with hope, belief and gratitude. To share this good work and these incredible stories is part of a greater effort to keep each of you more involved and updated on the progress to which you contribute so greatly.

As a new year begins, I wish each of you a wonderful 2017 full of promise, good health, and happiness. I look toward this New Year with much anticipation of good things to come.  As we get this year started, students come back after a well-deserved rest and gear up for their second semesters. Right now, we have a total of almost 1500 students working towards their nursing, pharmacy, DMD, MBA and orthodontic advanced degrees. The energy these students bring to our campuses is palpable.

We are preparing for our third annual Research Symposium in both Utah and Nevada, where we bring together the best minds in science to share their discoveries with their peers, engendering support, advancement and ideation in the area of research. We celebrate David Rodriguez, a student in our Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program whose vast military experience has expedited his education to become a nurse. He is just back from his break and starting into his clinical rotations now with his classmates. We prepare to celebrate our donors by welcoming this New Year with an intellectual discussion on the nexus between Art and Medicine in our Breakthrough building in Summerlin. We welcome our community members at our next Neighborhood Health Series Event to learn more about getting the most from your provider visits. And we welcome our patients back as our clinics re-open for our orthodontic patients in Nevada and our dental patients in Utah.

While our country readies itself for a new presidency, changes to our healthcare system, and new efforts in key areas around opioid abuse and mental health, we continue to look forward to the promise of science, collaboration, and education as we deliver the next generation of healthcare providers into an ever-changing world. From my desk to your screen, please accept my warmest wishes for a wonderful New Year, and welcome to our spectRUm.

Renee Coffman, BS Pharm, PhD
Roseman University of Health Sciences