South Jordan Report – February 2021

February 3, 2021

The beginning of 2021 has been busy for the South Jordan Campus. As we continue to push through the COVID-19 pandemic our classes have continued, and our dental clinic has remained open. Our Roseman Dental patient numbers are starting to increase and return to normal. As a University focused on serving our community, we are dedicated to helping those in need. In an effort to relieve some financial burden from our new and existing dental patients, our dental clinic is offering a $250 Dental Care Voucher through March. To learn more about the voucher click here.

In January, our College of Dental Medicine held the Roseman Dental Research Conference run by our student organization, National Student Research Group (NSRG). The conference was held virtually via zoom and over 25 students presented on their research at four different breakout sessions. In addition to the research, awards were presented to students, residents, faculty and staff. There were 36 students, two residents, ten faculty and one staff member that received awards. The awards included the Roseman SCADA Winner Award, Roseman Hinman Winner Award, Research Excellence Award, Research Mentor Award, Best Research Presentation Award, Best Clinical Research Award, Best Educational Research Award, Best Health Services Research Award, Best Study Design Award, Research Recognition Award, Best New Student Researcher Award, and the Student Research Leadership Award. Congratulations on those that received awards. The recording of the conference can be viewed here.

As classes continue to move forward, we also had new students join the Roseman Family. We welcomed 28 students to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing, accelerated hybrid online program.

This month our dental and pharmacy students will participate in dedicated health profession days at the Utah State Capitol (virtually and in-person). Our dental students will participate in the 5th Annual Dental Utah State Lobby Day on February 8. On February 10, our pharmacy students will take part in the virtual Pharmacy Day on Capitol Hill focused on Propelling Pharmacy Forward. This event is sponsored by the joint efforts of our College of Pharmacy, the University of Utah School of Pharmacy, the Utah Pharmacists Association, and the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists. This event will serve as an opportunity for the members of the Utah pharmacy profession to highlight their role in improving the health of the people of Utah. This event will feature stories of pharmacists providing patient care in the areas of diabetes care, pain management, mental health and pediatrics. Utah pharmacists will also highlight some of their innovative practices, including Advancing Patient Care in the Community Pharmacy, Collaborative Practice, Agreements in the Ambulatory Care Setting, Collaborative Practice Agreements in the Long-Term Care Setting, and Reducing Antibiotic Use Through Antimicrobial Stewardship. In addition, our current pharmacy students will present posters on important healthcare topics affecting the Utahans.

We look forward to what the future holds in 2021 as the COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered and COVID-19 positive tests continue to decrease.

Sincerely,

Frank Licari
Dean, College of Dental Medicine
Interim Chancellor, South Jordan Campus