Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series Introduces Fall 2021 Lineup

August 2, 2021

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.

NHS has released its Fall 2021 lineup. Be sure to register for each event, and visit the Neighborhood Health Series page often for future events.

September 16, 2021
5:30 to 7 pm PST via Zoom
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Health Professions
Presented by Dr. Cheryl Brewster

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. As we have witnessed during this pandemic these populations and communities are disproportionately impacted. If we are to successfully address the myriad health disparities found in the U.S., we must aggressively address the preparation and pathways by which underrepresented students can achieve their goals of a career in the health professions.


Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the benefits of diversity and inclusion among health professions
  • Have an increased awareness of healthcare outcome diversity statistics
  • Learn actionable ways to increase diversity and inclusion in the health professions

Register for September Event


October 21, 2021
5:30 to 7 pm PST via Zoom
No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete 
Presented by Dr. Luther Brewster

A conversational podcast that invites guests from all walks of life to discuss serious health, social justice, and policy topics in a relaxed, fun environment

Register for October Event

November 18
5:30 to 7 pm PST via Zoom
Ethics of Pandemics: The Case of COVID-19
Presented by Dr. Marin Gillis

Dr. Marin Gillis will outline the main ethical issues that were confronted during the COVID 19 pandemic, for example, resource allocation, care of vulnerable and historically marginalized populations, the obligation of healthcare professionals and trainees during public health crises, the ethics of clinical trials, and the ethics of public health interventions, particularly those that restrict individual liberties. In addition, Dr. Marin Gillis will also present the ethical issues that lie ahead, for example, the use of immunity certificates, contact tracing, and the fair allocation of vaccines globally.

Register for November Event
December 9
5:30 to 7 pm PST via Zoom
The Value and Importance of the Arts in Healthcare
Presented by Dr. Marin Gillis

Dr. Marin Gillis will present an overview of the intrinsic and useful value of the arts in healthcare. From literature, writing, music, dance and painting, the arts serve a number of roles for patients and families, providers and students. Dr. Marin Gillis will offer how the arts make medical students into better doctors, using examples of a program Gillis started in Nevada in 2008 that is still running, how the arts have therapeutic benefits and can improve the quality of life for people living with dementia, and how the arts can promote health student, resident and provider wellbeing.

Register for December Event