Welcome to the inaugural issue of spectRUm, a monthly e-newsletter that will highlight the accomplishments of Roseman University’s students, faculty and staff. I am thrilled to share what the South Jordan campus has been up to this past year and give you a glimpse into 2017, a new year that I believe will bring great things not only for the campus, but the University as a whole.
We have been extremely busy this past year academically, but also take pride in the services that our pharmacy, nursing and dental students provide to the community. Between the national event, Give Kids A Smile, last February and Roseman’s own, Back to School Brush-Up, which was held in August, Roseman dental faculty and students were able to provide over 900 children ages K-12 with free dental screenings and cleanings. The dental students are gearing up for the 2017 Give Kids A Smile and hope to see more than 500 children. While Roseman is a higher learning institution, we strive every day to teach each student the value and importance of giving back. Service is an invaluable quality to have as healthcare professionals and is at the heart of Roseman’s mission.
Roseman works diligently to continue to grow its academic offerings. This past year the South Jordan campus added two residency programs, the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency and the Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency. The AEGD program is a year-long residency program where dentists have the opportunity to gain more advanced training while they work in our Advanced Oral Health Center. The Center is able to see more advanced dental cases such as medically compromised, geriatric or physical and intellectual disability patients. The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency program is a two-year part-time residency in collaboration with People’s Health Clinic in Park City, Utah. The purpose of the residency program is to produce clinical pharmacists who are competent to practice clinically in ambulatory care practice settings with an emphasis on providing care to indigent patients and developing aptitudes and skills in pharmacy education.
In addition, I’m happy to announce that Roseman is poised to begin, pending approval by the Board of Trustees, a Pharmacy Compounding Research and Education Center (PCREC). The PCREC will be dedicated to advancing the science and practice of pharmacy compounding by producing research and providing education to fulfill the need for safe, effective, and innovative compounded pharmaceuticals. The Center will offer quality testing of compounded preparations and pre-formulation and formulation services to compounding pharmacies in our community.
The new year is starting to fill-up with a variety of community and educational events. Our College of Dental Medicine is hosting the 2nd Annual National Student Research (NSRG) Regional Research Symposium at the end of January. This two-day event will showcase research abstracts as well as provide two continuing education courses.
I am excited for what 2017 will bring and look forward to sharing more news about the South Jordan campus in the upcoming issues of spectRUm. Happy New Year. May your year be full of joy.
Martin Lipsky, MD
Chancellor – South Jordan campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences