2024 University of Nevada, School of Medicine in Reno holds its annual CCELS February 26

Congratulations to UNSOM awarded by the Colby Foundation with funding for the Colby Cassani Endowed Lectureship Series (CCELS).  The CCELS ensures permanent placement of education about organ, eye, and tissue donation in the medical school's curriculum.

The CCELS is a holistic learning experience for medical students, faculty, and staff.  All aspects of organ, eye, and tissue donation are presented by professionals working in the field and by individual donors, their families, or transplant recipients. 

Speakers include a clinician who explores transplantation medicine and a representative from the regional Organ Procurement Agency who reviews the process and logistics of organ donation.  Also presenting, is Colby Foundation founder, trustee, and mother of our foundation's namesake, Starla Cassani.   Mrs. Cassani shares her own family's experience of organ donation in recounting Colby's story and the establishment of the Colby Foundation.

The Colby Foundation welcomes with appreciation all 2024 presenters and all of those who are working behind the scenes to ensure the success of the lectureship.

Over 12,000 future physicians, faculty, and staff have already attended a CCELS funded by the non-profit Colby Foundation.  Our work to educate continues thanks to the generosity of the Colby Foundation's contributors!  Together, we are accomplishing our mission to educate nationally.

Pictured, above, from left to right in 2023:  Dr. Henry Randall, SSM Health, Saint Louis University Hospital, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery; Starla Cassani; Dr. John Cassani; Dr. Marc Melcher, Stanford Professor of Surgery, Abdominal Transplantation; Skotti Torrence, MS1.  Pictured, below right:  Dr. Paul Hauptman, Dean of University of NV, Reno, School of Medicine. 


February 26th, 2024 3:00 PM   through   5:00 PM

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