In September, about 100 Creighton alumni, friends, faculty, staff and community leaders — including Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert — celebrated the opening of the CL and Rachel Werner Center.
One moment, Keith Vrbicky, MD’79, was in seemingly perfect health. The next, he was hooked up to a life-support system in the ICU, with his heart giving out (due to a rare, rapidly developing cardiovascular disorder) and other organs following suit.
The donor-driven CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education — which broke ground in 2021 — is student focused, with nearly every square foot of the facility dedicated to classrooms, collaboration and hands-on learning.
The newly named Dr. Richard J. Bellucci Translational Hearing Center continues the legacy of its legendary namesake by building on his work and training a new generation of researchers.
Mke Smith, MD'09, took an intro to improv class, a Christmas gift from his wife, and developed it into a hobby that has allowed him to explore comedy, communication and professional development.
The District Medical Group (DMG) Scholarship will support four medical students every year to strengthen Creighton’s efforts to recruit and support Latino, Latina and Latinx students — as well as other students who come from low-income or underrepresented backgrounds.
John Anwar, MD — assistant professor at the School of Medicine in Phoenix — has been named the Virginia G. Piper Chair of Medicine at Creighton and Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent de Paul’s Virginia G. Piper Medical Clinic.
Creighton University and Dignity Health are committed to lessening the financial barriers that often prevent students of color from pursuing careers in the health sciences.