In The News: Office of Community Engagement
Wanted: health care professionals, no medical degree required. That’s the pitch for a new UNLV School of Medicine program that aims to fill “a vital gap” in the health care system by producing community health workers who can help patients overcome social and physical barriers preventing them from receiving quality medical care.
Last week, Mary McCreesh got the kind of news that makes your heart sink: Her 82-year-old father was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. So McCreesh, of Wayne, spent Friday afternoon at, of all places, the Philadelphia Home Show. She figured she can’t change her father’s diagnosis, but she can make it easier for him to stay at home, in the house McCreesh grew up in.
Owen Hambrook will get to experience one of the rarest of luxuries in his 14th season coaching UNLV men’s tennis team: fielding an experienced team that’s already proved it can win.
Nevada ranks near the bottom in terms of access to medical care. The number of doctors per resident is far below national averages. But a big push to turn that around will be the newly accredited UNLV School of Medicine, which opens with its first class of 60 students in July.
Children throughout the Las Vegas Valley received dental work today at no cost to their parents. The Southern Nevada Dental Society, UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Roseman University, and corporate sponsor teamed up to treat the kid’s dental needs, for free, at the annual Give Kids A Smile Day.
Not so long ago, Benoy Jacob said, city and county leaders were seen as the worker bees of government, overseeing nuts-and-bolts tasks such as filling potholes and replacing burned-out bulbs in streetlights, while state and federal elected officials tackled big problems.
At the private practice where Susan VanBeuge works as a nurse practitioner, she and the practice’s physician complement each other. The physician, who often takes on a more clinical demeanor, introduces the nurse as the patient’s advocate and champion.
Ask the administrator of an executive education program why an individual would spend the money and take the time to earn an advanced degree in business, and the answer comes back threefold.
Like the fellow who narrowly escaped drowning, executives of architectural and engineering firms in Nevada are really cautious as they venture back into the water.
Experts are bullish on Nevada’s overall economy this year, anticipating continued recovery from the recession and growth, they said. Four key markers support their outlook:
When UNLV history Professor Gene Moehring packed his bags in 1976 and left New York for a new job in Las Vegas, he traded a highly developed urban and financial center for a place where history was very much a work in progress.
The word unique gets tossed around without much attention toward its meaning. It doesn’t mean merely rare or unusual. It means singular. In Nevada, Michael Frazier is unique.