Summerlin Report – February 2017

February 1, 2017

Roseman University’s Summerlin campus serves as home to the College of Medicine, where a dedicated team of administrators, faculty, and researchers continue to work towards accreditation with the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME). While the College focuses on ensuring that the educational, clinical, and research aspects meet and exceed the stringent LCME standards, the University’s advancement team is working to secure the essential philanthropic support necessary to start and sustain the College of Medicine. As we have mentioned before, almost everything is ready to go; all that is needed now is the financial support to proceed to the next level of accreditation.

The Office of Advancement, led by Rebecca Dukes, vice president of advancement, is based at the Summerlin Campus at One Breakthrough Way. Over the past two years, Ms. Dukes and her team, working in concert with the College of Medicine, have been introducing the College to supporters who value medical education in southern Nevada. Their efforts are critical as the College continues its campaign to raise $66 million, and I appreciate their commitment to this endeavor.

For Example, the Office of Advancement has created the “Take A Seat” program, offering a unique recognition opportunity to celebrate a family’s name, honor or memorialize a loved one, or commemorate a special event. The seats are located in the Summerlin campus auditorium, which will serve as a classroom for the first class of medical students.  Also, the recent “Art & Medicine” events have showcased how art and medicine intersect and offer an opportunity to share with supporters how the College of Medicine’s Art in Medicine program will encourage our future medical students’ artistic talents and passions to maintain balance and embrace the healing power of art.

In closing, I would like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the College of Medicine’s director of philanthropy, Steven Peralta, JD and the many other College of Medicine staff and faculty who meet with our community members on a daily basis, sharing the needs of the College:  its mission, vision and values; answering their questions; and building community relationships with physicians, hospitals, community leaders, political leaders, and other members of the community who are like-minded.

Mark A. Penn, MD, MBA
Chancellor – Summerlin Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences