Greetings from Roseman University’s Summerlin campus. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share news from the College of Medicine and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.
Since January 9, Roseman University has been holding Saturday COVID-19 Vaccination Points of Dispensary (POD) clinics at the Summerlin campus, administering thousands of vaccines to the public. Roseman students, faculty, staff from the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Medicine, as well as community partners, have joined together in this effort by donating thousands of hours of their time helping with check-in, medical evaluation, vaccine preparation, vaccination administration, and post-vaccination observation. This is a tremendous undertaking and I’m proud of everyone for collaborating to make these clinics successful.
As you may know, in order for Las Vegas to emerge from the pandemic we need everyone to get vaccinated. Unfortunately, many in our Las Vegas area communities don’t have the time, resources, or mobility to seek vaccination at any of the public PODs set up throughout the Valley. The College of Medicine, through its GENESIS initiative, is working with the Roseman University COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force to mobilize and help these individuals by bringing the vaccines directly to their neighborhoods. Soon we will launch a mobile vaccine clinic staffed by Roseman University College of Medicine and Roseman Medical Group staff and volunteers. We are working with Las Vegas Fire Rescue, the Southern Nevada Health District, and Councilman Cedric Crear to organize this effort. Be on the lookout for the Roseman University Mobile Clinic in neighborhoods by the end of April.
Earlier this month, Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, an independent division of Roseman University, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new Robert and Dorothy Keyser Foundation & Cashman Family Foundation Preventative Healthcare Center at the Breakthrough Building here on the Summerlin campus. A first-of-its-kind in Nevada, the 1,422-square-foot pediatric physical medicine center includes a full-service gym with the latest therapy equipment to help patients rehabilitate following surgeries and procedures. It will also prevent secondary comorbidities from developing. Congratulations to Cure 4 the Kids on this new center.
I would like to close with an invitation to watch or listen to the latest episode of my podcast “No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete,” where I have a candid and insightful discussion with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien. You’ll learn how well-intended laws can, at times, create significant challenges for poor and middle-class Americans. Soledad has produced documentaries related to substance abuse, the criminal justice system, and veterans’ affairs that detail many of these challenges. Together we talked about the role physicians can play in identifying laws that harm us and how to we all can advocate for change. I hope you find the episode as fascinating as I did and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues.
As always, I invite anyone interested in learning more about the Roseman University College of Medicine and GENESIS to contact us. I, along with members of my team, am happy to share how our collaboration with Roseman University’s Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy and community partners will transform medical education and patient care in southern Nevada. You may also follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @rosemanmedicine.
As always, I wish you all the very best,
Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr.
Dean, College of Medicine
Roseman University of Health Sciences