Policies and Procedures

All new policies and procedures are reviewed by the Policy Review Committee (PRC). The PRC consists of two groups: (1) Academic; and (2) Administration / Operation. These groups meet monthly, in consultation with the School of Medicine legal counsel, to review and approve policies and procedures.

Policy and Procedure Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish clear guidelines for all departments to submit well-articulated and understandable policies and procedures for review and approval. These ones will be presented in a common format, formally approved, centrally maintained, kept current within the framework of an organized system of change control, and distributed to all relevant operating units in a timely manner.

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Alcohol Policy

In alignment with the UNLV School Alcohol Policy and the UNLV Hosting Policy, the UNLV School of Medicine wants to further clarify the reimbursement policy for all hosted School events in which alcohol is served and/or consumed.

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Annual Leave Policy

On July 1, 2019, the UNLV School of Medicine adopted a revised Annual Leave policy that better aligns with the Annual Leave policy of the main campus and NSHE. In sum, the new policy provides the School of Medicine employees accrue two annual leave days each month and are eligible to carry over up to 48 days of annual leave each fiscal year (instead of the prior limit of 5 carryover days). For most employees, the policy change went into effect on July 1, 2019.

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Emergency Evacuation Policy

In the event of an emergency or evacuation situation, the safety and well-being of all members of the UNLV School of Medicine community (staff, faculty, students, patients, contractors, volunteers, and visitors) are paramount and as such, the School of Medicine is committed to identifying risks and hazards of emergency and evacuation situations, performing emergency evacuation drills and ongoing review of planned actions around handling emergency evacuations.

Each School of Medicine facility will maintain a Building Evacuation Plan (BEP) that will be accessible by all employees.

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Emergency Preparedness: Alert and Response Policy

University Police Services is charged with preparation, prevention, and response to all-hazards events at the University through comprehensive risk assessment, training, planning, mitigation, and response. In case of an emergency, all members of the UNLV School of Medicine (UNLVSOM) are to follow the University’s instructions for responding to the situation. All members of the UNLVSOM should always evacuate according to University Police Services directions.

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Key Access Policy

The purpose of this policy is to state the UNLVSOM's position on the key management and card access in the School of Medicine locations in alignment with UNLV Campus Key Policy.

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Misconduct Disclosure Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide a mechanism for individuals to report good-faith concerns about improper, illegal, or unethical conduct without retaliation; and require individuals who receive reports of alleged misconduct to properly report those concerns to the UNLV Schol of Medicine Office of Compliance.

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Return to Campus Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish clear guidelines set by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), WHO (World Health Organization), and NSHE to allow the UNLV School of Medicine to re-open our campus, as well as to protect the health and safety of our staff, faculty, students, and community.

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Stipend Policy

The purpose of this policy is to clarify the base and stipend criteria for leadership positions held by faculty or faculty administrators. These leadership positions serve at the pleasure of the Dean.

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Workday Requirement for Community Faculty Policy

The purpose of the UNLV School of Medicine’s Workday policy for Community Faculty is to align with the School’s mission to streamline business processes. Having Community Faculty’s data in Workday will improve consistency in data and reporting capabilities at the institutional level and in reporting and data collection at the system level.

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Workplace Safety Policy

The purpose of this policy is to maintain a safe workplace, and comply with applicable laws regarding safety in the workplace. The UNLV School of Medicine (UNLVSOM) is committed to providing a safe work environment by ensuring that safety programs are followed, removing safety and/or health risks, and promoting safe work practice. Employees, students and visitors are encouraged to report safety hazards without fear of reprisal.

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LCME Policies (Previously Approved)

NSHE and UNLV Policies

The UNLV School of Medicine is also governed by the policies and procedures of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

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Committee Members

Academic Policy Review Committee

The Dean selects 10 voting members (including one student):

Neil Haycocks, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair

Mail Code: 7407
Phone: 702-895-0323
Fax: 702-895-0074

Ryan Francis

Student Representative, Class of 2024

Ryan Francis

Kenneth Izuora, MD, MBA, FACE

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

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Phone: 702-671-6469

Awad Javaid, M.D.

Resident / Fellow, Internal Medicine

Awad Javaid
Phone: 702-671-2345

Tessa Newman

Administrative Assistant IV, Graduate Medical Education

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Mail Code: MS 7220
Phone: 702-895-0200
Fax: 702-895-1767

Osra M O'Neal

Associate Director, Business Administration

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Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-0333

Cindy Stella, M.S.

Director, Admissions and Student Financial Services
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-1555
Fax: 702-895-0074

Benita D. Wolff, M.Ed.

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Benita D. Wolff
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-1273
Fax: 702-895-0074

Jennifer Young, MPA

Director, Community Engagement
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Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-1435

Administrative Policy Review Committee

The Dean selects 8 voting members:

Joann Strobbe, M.Ed.

Chair

Joann Strobbe
Phone: 702-895-0276

Keiasha K. Carlton, BA

Administrative Program Coordinator
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Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702.895-1296

Cam Johnson

Director of IT Operations, Information Technology

Cam Johnson
Phone: 702-895-0760

Chantel McDonald

Administrative Assistant IV

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Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-0443

Yvette Murray

Manager, Human Resources

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Office: 1701 Charleston Tower - Suite 110
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-331-0346

Osra M O'Neal

Associate Director, Business Administration
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Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-0333

Wonda Riner, M.B.A.

Executive Director, Information Technology; Interim Director, Marketing and Communications

Wonda Riner
Mail Code: 3070
Phone: 702-895-4212
Fax: 702-895-0074

Kristin Steffen, MSM, MPH, CPH

Senior Director, Office of Faculty Affairs

Kristin Steffen
Mail Code: 7407
Phone: 702-895-0154
Fax: 702-895-0074