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Rocky Vista University Announces Commencement Speakers for Southern Utah Campus

April 22, 2022
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Rocky Vista University Announces Commencement Speakers for Southern Utah Campus

[April 22, 2022 – Parker, CO] Rocky Vista University (RVU) is pleased to announce Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD, and Stella Chan, DO ’21, as the commencement speakers for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program ceremonies, respectively. Both ceremonies will be held at the Dixie Convention Center on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD

As Vice President and Chief of Precision Health and Academics at Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Nadauld has devoted much of his career to finding solutions to improving health and disease through genomics and precision medicine, all without increasing costs for patients. He oversees the Intermountain Precision Genomics Program, which studies the genetic structure of tumors, and has implemented the program across 24 hospitals and 160 physician clinics. For his work with Intermountain, Dr. Nadauld received Utah’s 32nd Annual Governor’s Science Medal for Science and Technology, the highest civilian award bestowed in Utah for contributions to science and technology. He also received the C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award in 2020, which honors those who improve personalized treatment for cancer patients.

Currently, Dr. Nadauld is leading the Heredigene Population Study, a collaborative effort with deCODE Genetics, located in Iceland, to collect and perform a whole-genome sequencing on 500,000 participants in the Intermountain Healthcare system.

Stella Chan, DO, MS

Dr. Chan is a graduate of RVUCOM’s Class of 2021 and of the RVU MSBS Class of 2017. She is currently completing her Family Medicine residency at Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, California. While at RVU, Dr. Stella was recognized with a number of awards, including RVU’s MSBS Humanitarian Award (2017); RVU’s Healthcare Leaders Scholarship (2017 – 2019); the Health Resources and Services Administration’s National Health Service Corps Scholarship (2019 – 2021); and the American Academy of Family Physician’s Family Medicine Leads Scholarship (2020)

About Rocky Vista University (RVU)

RVU is a health-sciences university based in Parker, Colorado and Ivins, Utah. RVU was founded in 2006 and opened its doors in August of 2008, enrolling students in its four-year program of study leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in the University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM). The Ivins Campus matriculated its first class in 2017. RVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association. RVUCOM is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). RVU has also added a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree program and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) to its Colorado location. Rocky Vista University provides quality healthcare education while inspiring students to serve with compassion, integrity and excellence. For more information, visit www.rvu.edu.

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