Welcome to the first issue of spectRUm in 2019. For all of us, the New Year brings with it a fresh start that generates optimism and opportunity. For students looking forward to continuing their education and entering a new and exciting profession, it can be an anxious, but rewarding time.
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining the College of Nursing in welcoming to campus the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) February 2019 cohort during their orientation. It was a time for them to get acquainted with their peers, the University and the Six-Point Mastery Learning Model, which will provide the foundation of their education over a period of approximately 16 months. The outstanding group of 48 enthusiastic students started classes on Monday. I look forward to watching them progress through the program and graduate in 2020.
While the new class of nursing students is already in classes and learning, over the past few weeks groups of prospective students vying for admission into the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 have been coming to campus for interviews. It’s great to see so many highly qualified and ambitious students eager to join Roseman University in their journeys to become pharmacists. I look forward to seeing many of them in the fall when the new class is seated and ready to learn and thrive.
Many Roseman University students take advantage of opportunities to participate in research, along with faculty mentors. Next month, on Wednesday, March 6, Roseman University will host its 5th Annual Research Symposium. Faculty, students/residents, and preceptors from Roseman University and other institutions in the region have submitted dozens of research abstracts, and acceptance notifications were sent out last week. Based on presentations at the past four events, I’m looking forward to seeing the outstanding work to be showcased this year. I invite everyone to come out and see the variety of bench, clinical, and educational research projects. Information about the event will be posted on www.roseman.edu/research-symposium.
Finally, I will wrap up this month’s report with exciting news. The Roseman University Neighborhood Health Series events that have been presented at the Summerlin Campus for the past two years are being expanded to the Henderson campus next month. These events introduce expert speakers from Roseman University on a variety of health care topics of interest to the community. The College of Medicine’s Dr. David Ginsburg, professor of internal medicine and a neurologist with Roseman Medical Group, will present the first Neighborhood Health Series event in Henderson, “40 in a million—ALS diagnosis, treatment and the future of the disease.” The event will take place on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 to 7 pm and will feature a light dinner. I invite you to register to attend for free by visiting speakers.roseman.edu.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy February.
Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD
Chancellor – Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences