Welcome to the March edition of spectRUm. The Henderson Campus is excited to usher in the spring season after a colder than usual winter, which even brought snow and ice to the Las Vegas Valley last month.
Today, starting at 2 p.m., the Henderson Campus will host its 5th Annual Roseman University Research Symposium, featuring 60 presentations and exhibits showcasing research conducted by faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers, residents, and students from all of Roseman’s colleges and programs. Additionally, researchers from Touro University Nevada and Valley Hospital and Medical Center will exhibit.
Roseman University’s Research Symposium offers the public an opportunity to learn about the amazing variety of research endeavors happening in Southern Nevada. It also offers students and faculty researchers from different healthcare professions the opportunity showcase and share ideas in a celebration of collaboration in scientific discovery. A panel of judges will present awards for the top research projects.
This year’s podium presenters will be College of Pharmacy Class of 2019 students Chanyis Taylor on “Evaluation of CXCR4 Targeting Drugs on Cancer Cell Behaviors” and Vy Dang on “Cryptococcal Neoformans Menigoecephalitis in HIV/AIDS.” Also, College of Nursing Assistant Professor Dr. Marife Aczon-Armstrong will present “International Clinical Immersion for Undergraduate Nursing Students: The Concept of Service Learning.”
The Keynote Speaker for the Research Symposium is Dr. David R. Powell, senior vice president, metabolism research from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals. Joining us all the way from Woodlands, Texas, Dr. Powell will present on the topic “Sotagliflozin as an Adjunct to Insulin for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes.”
I encourage anyone interested in learning more about locally conducted research projects to attend. I’d also like to thank our Organizing Committee, Dr. David Rawlins, Dr. Christopher So, Dr. Susan Nguyen, Dr. Jene Hurlbut, Kristi Singer and Rachael Thomas for their hard work in making this event possible.
While I mentioned it in last month’s report, let me again offer an invite to attend the debut of Roseman University’s Neighborhood Health Series at the Henderson Campus. Sponsored by Nevada Health Link, the first in the series of events will feature the Roseman University College of Medicine’s Dr. David Ginsburg, professor of internal medicine and a neurologist with Roseman Medical Group presenting, “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. Please register to attend for free by visiting speakers.roseman.edu.
Eucharia Nnadi, RPh, JD, PhD
Chancellor – Henderson Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences