Student Spotlight

Emilie Mathura, OMS I

Class of 2023

  • Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Student Government Association, OB/GYN Club, American Medical Women's Association, and Medical Students for Choice.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The Urban Underserved Track and the sabbatical program which will allow me to complete my Master of Public Health...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cathy Ruff, MS, PA-C

Program Director and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Physician Assistant Training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach professionalism topics, Physical Exam, and small group skills. Why did you choose...
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Profile

Jason Curtis, MLIS

Assistant Director
Department of Library Services

Instructor of Medical Humanities
Department of Medical Humanities

jcurtis@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1264
RVUCOM-SU Campus • E-203

 

 Education | Professional Experience | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations |Honors and Awards | Biographical Information

 

Education


  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
    Information Architecture, Systems and Design Specialization
    San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA
    2008
  • Bachelor of Arts
    French
    Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT
    2001

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Assistant Director of Library Services
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018 – Present: Instructor of Medical Humanities
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018: Systems & Discovery Librarian
    South Dakota State University
  • 2015 – 2018: Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian
    South Dakota State University
  • 2012 – 2015: Technical Services Librarian
    University of San Diego Legal Research Center
  • 2009 – 2012: Serials Librarian/Archivist
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2004 – 2009: Serials Team Leader
    University of San Diego Legal Research Center
  • 2003 – 2004: Library Technician I
    San Diego County Public Law Library
  • 2001 – 2003: Library Assistant III
    Bunker Hill Community College

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Chair, Hilton M. Briggs Library Open Educational Resources Taskforce (2017 – 2018)
  • Hilton M. Briggs Library Collections Committee (2015 – 2018)
  • Hilton M. Briggs Library Assessment Committee (2015 – 2018)
  • Chair, Hilton M. Briggs Library User Experience Committee (2016 – 2017)
  • South Dakota State University International Committee (2016 – 2017)
  • Chair, SANDALL Employment Committee (2013 – 2015)
  • SANDALL Employment Committee (2009 – 2015)
  • President, Brigham Young University French Club (1999 – 2000)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Association of Law Libraries (2009 – 2015)
  • San Diego Association of Law Libraries (2009 – 2015)
  • North American Serials Interest Group (2009 – 2011)

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Honors and Awards


  • Golden Key National Honor Society

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Biographical Information


Jason received his Bachelor of Science degree in French from Brigham Young University followed by a Master in Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University. After living in California and South Dakota for several years, Jason and his family made their way to Utah to be closer to family.

Jason brings over sixteen years of experience managing library operations and leading and developing successful teams to the Southern Utah Campus. “It’s great to be a part of a team [at RVU] that is focused on excellence in educating physicians.” Prior to RVU, he was the Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian at South Dakota State University and later served in the role of Systems & Discovery Librarian. In those roles, he advocated for user-centered library systems and applications, served on various library committees, and provided innovative information services.

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