Friends and Colleagues,

As COVID-19 hits Southern Nevada, members of the UNLV School of Medicine/UNLV Medicine healthcare team work on the frontlines to mitigate its effects. They provide curbside testing for the novel coronavirus, treat patients 24-7 in ICUs at hospitals across the Las Vegas Valley, and answer thousands of phone calls in our contact center each day from frightened Las Vegans. In today’s newsletter, we focus on the contact center, where so many of our students not only make curbside testing appointments for individuals who meet CDC guidelines, but they also provide the kind of caring, evidence-based information that thankful callers say has helped them deal with the anxiety spawned by a viral pandemic. The UNLV School of Medicine team is working to help Las Vegas deal with the current crisis. I salute you.