Friends and Colleagues,

Tuesday -- the day you expect the UNLV School of Medicine Making the Rounds newsletter to hit your inbox. Yet today you’ve obviously noticed a different newsletter, Transforming Healthcare, about our clinical practice, UNLV Medicine. Making the Rounds isn’t going away, it’s just that on the fourth Tuesday of each month we’ve now added content about the people and programs at our 16 clinics that serve Southern Nevada.  In today’s UNLV Medicine newsletter, we focus on one of our newest physicians at our pediatric clinic, Dr. Mayra Alejandra Jones-Betancourt. As you will see, this pediatrician’s personal story serves as yet another exclamation point to Nelson Mandela’s observation, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." In addition to seeing patients and teaching students as an assistant professor of pediatrics, Dr. Jones-Betancourt mentors Latino students at UNLV who dream of one day becoming a physician. Given her own ability to overcome challenges, chances are she’ll help make some students’ dreams come true.