Summerlin Report – March 2022

March 16, 2022

Greetings from the Summerlin Campus and the Roseman University College of Medicine. 

It is an exciting time here in Summerlin, as many of the initiatives and programs we have been developing over the past year are beginning to take shape. Most notable is GENESIS, our community-dependent educational, research, community development and healthcare delivery system focused on helping address the needs of Las Vegas households. 

Recently, we welcomed our first two community outreach workers, Queanna Fleming and Amie Ward. Both have been in extensive training over the past few weeks and are preparing to begin supporting households in the city’s most underserved and vulnerable neighborhoods, providing health and social assessments, and creating tailored plans to address each household’s specific needs. This training took place in a mock household constructed on the Summerlin campus. There, Queanna and Amie were introduced to a variety of household scenarios. They are taught outreach etiquette and how to assess and navigate various household situations, including potential reactions by some members of the household. This training is critical in helping GENESIS outreach workers be empathic to the needs or perceptions of the households that need us the most. 

Las Vegas City Councilman will join us later this month in officially launching GENESIS, and we will immediately begin supporting households in select neighborhoods in the city in preparation for the program’s expansion in the coming months. The event will also unveil our growing fleet of GENESIS cars wrapped in artwork by notable Las Vegas artists, such as Juan Muniz. Part of the GENESIS Apple Art project, these cars, driven by our community outreach workers, are themed and will be recognizable on the streets of Las Vegas.  

I invite you to follow the launch and progress of GENESIS on Instagram at @rosemangenesis.  

All the best,

Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr.
Dean, College of Medicine