LAS VEGAS — Nevada Donor Network (NDN) announced today the appointment of Shelley Berkley to the Nevada Donor Network Foundation (NDNF) board as a founding board member. Berkley’s multiple decades of experience in government and leadership will be an asset as she supports the foundation’s mission to maximize the gift of life and health through organ and tissue … [Read more...] about Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley Named Nevada Donor Network Foundation Founding Board Member
Learning that their state continues to provide far too few doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to serve its fast-growing population, Nevadans sometimes ask Debera Thomas why she doesn’t simply add more classes at the Orvis School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno. If only it were so easy. Thomas, dean of the Orvis School, and her peers in medical … [Read more...] about Daunting Challenges
Education in Nevada right now is going through a trial by fire as teachers and administrators try to find the best way to continue teaching amidst a pandemic. From distance learning to increased gaps in student needs, 2020 has been a challenging year for educators. Recently, leaders in education met in a virtual roundtable, sponsored by City National Bank, to discuss their … [Read more...] about Industry Focus
Women in Nevada are leaders, influencers, business owners, executives and mentors. Female executives are a vital part of the business community and are impacting the future of the Silver State in a variety of ways. The 2019 Class of Women to Watch are by no means “up and comers." Instead, they have each created a legacy and have made an indelible mark on Nevada. In the … [Read more...] about 2019 Women to Watch
Great strides in expanding medical education in Nevada have been made in the past few years. Yet the effects have been minimal so far and won’t kick in until years in the future. In addition, much more work needs to be done, experts said. “[Medical education] is improved and has a long way to go,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and senior provost of Touro University’s … [Read more...] about Medical Education in Nevada: Progress Made, Long Way to Go
It’s the second largest city in the state, but when Henderson residents talk about their city, they talk about community. As a community, Henderson has created a strategic plan to guide growth, looking ahead 20 to 30 years to make sure it’s still a city residents love. People who live in Henderson talk about the active lifestyle, entrepreneurial drive, outdoor recreation, … [Read more...] about Henderson Takes Flight
“The Nevadan I most respect is former Governor Kenny Guinn for his honesty, integrity, his ability to relate to everyone and, most of all, his ability to bring opposing sides to compromise.” Bernadette Mashas | CPA, Tax Partner Fair, Anderson & Langerman “I have always admired what LVCVA President & CEO Rossi Ralenkotter has achieved for the Las Vegas tourism industry … [Read more...] about Which Nevadan Do You Most Respect?
At a time when technology makes daily leaps from innovation to reality, it’s people and the companies they form that bring the awe factor to life. In Henderson, both innovations and innovators are celebrated and cultivated, from the entrepreneurial spirit of downtown Henderson to the city being home to nationwide firsts. It’s people that transform a city into a City of the … [Read more...] about City of Henderson: City of the Future
LEGACY The first and longest running program of its kind in Nevada, Healthcare Heroes was born in 2006 with 10 categories and a seemingly endless supply of nominees. Since the beginning, Healthcare Heroes has been a catalyst to help grow healthcare in the Silver State. Taking the idea of contributing to healthcare a step further, the Healthcare Heroes scholarship fund was … [Read more...] about Eleventh Annual Healthcare Heroes
“I remember as a child getting a telephone. Our number was 779 and the operator connected you to the person you wanted to call. Fast forward 65 years and look where we are today. Technology has revolutionized how we communicate, how we interact, how we conduct business and how we live.” Shelley Berkley | CEO and Senior Provost, Touro University Nevada “The day the fax machine … [Read more...] about What is the Most Significant Change You Have Seen in Your Lifetime?
“The state got a lot of recognition in Washington but what long-term projects did he bring to Nevada while in office? Nevada is better off without him, we can do much better.” Jeffrey Lowden | President, Sky West Real Estate Services “Senator Harry Reid’s retirement will have a profound effect on our state. It will take years to accumulate the power and prestige Senator … [Read more...] about How Will Senator Harry Reid’s Retirement Affect Nevada?
Medical education in Nevada is growing and is poised for significant expansion. Collectively, the current and proposed changes will eventually go far in reversing the state’s shortages of medical students, physician residency programs, doctors and nurses. “Everything is about everybody getting bigger, everybody getting successful,” said Dr. Thomas Schwenk, dean of the … [Read more...] about Medical Education: Preparing for the Future of Healthcare in Nevada
Faced with a wealth of challenges, Nevada’s education system has some hurdles to overcome. However, industry leaders recognize the challenges they face and are working to improve the state’s rankings. Recently, those leaders met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the needs of education. Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Education
Nevada's first osteopathic fellowship program has the green light. The American Osteopathic Association approved Nathan Adelson Hospice for a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program. The program is a collaboration between the hospice and Touro University Nevada. This is a first-of-its-kind fellowship in Nevada and one of only 11 in the nation, according to a recent statement … [Read more...] about First Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coming to Nevada
The first utility-scale solar project on tribal land is underway in Southern Nevada. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Piautes and executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to kick off construction on the 250 Megawatt power plant. The project is located on … [Read more...] about Officials Break Ground on Moapa Paiute Tribe Solar Project
CEO & Senior Provost Las Vegas http://tun.touro.edu/ What do you like about your industry? I am excited to lead an institution that is educating Nevada’s future healthcare and educational professionals. Touro is the state’s best kept secret and I am working to change that. What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career? The best lesson I’ve learned … [Read more...] about Shelley Berkley: Touro University Nevada Touro Western Division
In representing Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, Dean Heller voted his conscience as a staunch fiscal conservative, and on several occasions seemed to be the sole voice of reason among the Nevada delegation. Now that Gov. Sandoval has appointed him to take over John Ensign’s Senate seat, a special election will take place on Sept. 12 to fill the congressional seat vacated … [Read more...] about Senator Dean Heller: Facing the Challenges Ahead