Friends and Colleagues,

With each passing day during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing yet again just how essential the practice of medicine and conduct of scientific research is to the entire world. At the UNLV School of Medicine, we are preparing the next generation of physicians to face the crises of tomorrow. In today’s newsletter, we introduce you to Fadi Azar, a first year medical student who has not let the pandemic, which has forced him and other students to take classes remotely, from pursuing his studies with remarkable energy and passion. Make no mistake: Fadi wants to join the ranks of those selfless healthcare professionals who serve others in times of great need.