Thank you for taking a moment to learn about what’s happening at Roseman University’s Summerlin campus. We continue to grow and the College of Medicine’s development progresses.
I want to begin by introducing some new members of the College of Medicine team here at the Summerlin campus. Helen Tempest, PhD is Associate Dean for Foundational Education. A renowned researcher in human and molecular genetics, Helen joined Roseman from Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine where she served as an Associate Professor. Judy Hanrahan, JD, MA is Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation. Before joining Roseman, Judy ran a non-profit resource center serving the LQBTQ+ community in Billings, Montana. She previously worked at the University of Nevada, Reno with our Senior Executive Dean for Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation Dr. Marin Gillis. Kelly Bounchareune, MPA is Director of Medical Education. Before joining Roseman, Kelly worked in Student Affairs at the new downtown Orlando campus of the University of Central Florida. She also worked for 11 years in Medical Education at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. It is my pleasure to welcome each of these talented women to the College of Medicine.
As you all know, it’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. America’s Hispanic community is diverse, made up of people from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. This includes Cubans, like me. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this month on my podcast, “No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete,” I sat down with Peter Guzman, President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. We discussed what is needed to improve the well-being of the Latin/Hispanic Americans in Southern Nevada. This included ways the partnership between Roseman College of Medicine and the Latin Chamber of Commerce will benefit Las Vegas. We invite you to listen or watch. Check out all previous episodes of the podcast. They can be found online at https://medicine.roseman.edu/cuba-pete/.
Finally, I want to invite you to stop by and try Roseman’s new Roadrunner Café the next time you’re at or near the Summerlin campus. Located in the Breakthrough building, along with Cure 4 The Kids, the café offers fresh, cooked-to-order breakfast and lunch. With the fall weather in Las Vegas, its outdoor patio is a great place to sit and enjoy a great meal.
Pedro “Joe” Greer, MD
Dean, College of Medicine