|FIGHTING EPILEPSY |
|A husband and wife research team is delving into the mysteries of the human brain and revealing answers about one of the most common neurological diagnoses: epilepsy. |
|Alumni Merit Award to Deming |
|Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presents Richard Deming, MD’80, of Des Moines, Iowa, with the School of Medicine’s Alumni Merit Award. Deming, medical director at Mercy Cancer Center and the CyberKnife Radiosurgery Center of Iowa, fights to reduce the burden on cancer patients through legislative, research and policy changes. Read more and view his video. |
|Phoenix Campus Welcomes Student Clinicians |
|The School of Medicine opened its regional campus at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix on June 28, with 42 medical students attending their first classes. News of the opening was carried in the Arizona Republic, the Omaha World-Herald and the Phoenix Business Journal. |
View photos from the Student Clinician Ceremony, welcoming the students to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.
|Match Day 2012 |
|A total of 119 students participated in Match Day (116 in the National Resident Matching Program, one in the San Francisco Match for Ophthalmology and two in the Military Match). Students were matched in 18 different specialty areas, and 97 percent of students matched into their specialty of choice. |
|Teaming Up to treat PTSD |
|Charles Youngblood, M.D., served in Iraq when treating post-traumatic stress disorder meant giving a Marine a day or two off before he returned to the fight. |
Now Youngblood is CUMC’s point person on a national plan to ensure that veterans living with PTSD are properly diagnosed and treated. Omaha's two medical schools have signed on to the Joining Forces initiative, which was co-founded by first lady Michelle Obama.
|Elias joins gates foundation |
|Health-technologies expert Christopher Elias, BS’79, MD’83, HON’09, was named president of the global-development program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For more than a decade, Elias, 54, has headed PATH, the Seattle-based international nonprofit that focuses on technology and health and is a major recipient of Gates Foundation grants. |
|Yancy presented alumni award |
|Eric Yancy, MD’76, received the 2011 Alumni Merit Award from School of Medicine Sept. 9, during the annual Alumni Reception and Dinner in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Harper Center on campus. Yancy is a pediatrician in Indianapolis, where he has served inner-city youth for more than three decades. |
|Top Alumni honor |
|Cage Johnson, MD’65, of Los Angeles (pictured above with Dean Rowen Zetterman, M.D.) received the highest alumni honor bestowed by Creighton University, the Alumni Achievement Citation, at spring commencement on May 14 at Qwest Center Omaha. Johnson, an expert in sickle cell disease, is director of the University of Southern California comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. |
|Heaney chair inaugurated |
|Former interim vice president of health sciences, vice president of research and medical school faculty member Robert P. Heaney, BS'47, MD'51, (above) addresses those gathered for the inauguration of the Barbara Reardon Heaney Chair in Liturgical Pastoral Theology at Creighton. Dr. Heaney and his family endowed the chair in honor of his late wife, psychiatrist Barbara Reardon Heaney, MD'51. The chair will ensure high-quality teaching and research on the undergraduate and graduate levels and facilitate a deeper understanding of the role of pastoral liturgy in faith. |
|Statement from the Dean on Phoenix Hospital |
|As many of you have heard, on Dec. 21, 2010, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix decreed that “... St. Joseph’s Hospital, a member of Catholic Healthcare West, is not committed to following the teaching of the Catholic Church and therefore this hospital cannot be considered Catholic.” |
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is the site of our Phoenix regional campus for the Creighton University School of Medicine. As a Catholic medical school, Creighton University School of Medicine accepts the decision of Bishop Olmsted.
We will continue our relationship with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, just as Creighton medical students currently spend portions of their education at other hospitals that are not in the Catholic tradition, such as the VA Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, while continuing the totality of our educational processes in the Catholic tradition.