Friends and Colleagues,

With our virtual anatomy lab, UNLV School of Medicine students have 24 hour access to vibrant technology on large touch screens that allows them to examine every part of the human body, all the way down to the cellular level. With this multi-dimensional imagery, they can strip away the skin to examine tissue, bones and organs from every angle imaginable. For the medical student, this is an extraordinary way to learn advanced anatomy. Each year, we supplement the education of our medical residents by offering a multi-specialty cadaver lab that allows them to sharpen their surgical skills. I was pleased to see the enthusiasm of our faculty physicians as they demonstrated various surgical procedures and allowed the residents to get valuable hands on experience. Their passion to heal, teach and learn was on display all around the room. I hope you enjoy reading about some of the important work being done, all part of the effort to make the UNLV School of Medicine a world class center for medical education.