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Pharmacy & Health Professions Newsletter - November 2010

Creighton University

School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
November 2010

Dean's Message
I am ever amazed at how quickly time passes! It is hard to believe that the fall semester is almost at an end and the Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons are upon us.

We had our first snowfall Friday, Nov. 12, and for a while it was almost a small blizzard! I guess winter is just about here.

I am pleased to report that our students, faculty and staff are doing well and our list of activities and accomplishments continues to grow.

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-- J. Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D.
Celebrating a strong bond
As members of the Creighton Pharmacy Class of 1960 returned to campus for Alumni Weekend 2010 to celebrate their 50-year reunion, they reminisced about their time at Creighton, the friendships forged, and how their education prepared them for their careers ... and for life.
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alumni opportunities
join the annual retreat
Alumni are cordially invited to attend the School's annual retreat on Thursday, Jan. 20. The event is free for alumni, faculty, staff and students. This year's event is titled "Put Your Feet Where Your Heart Is." There is a 5 p.m. optional Mass, followed by dinner and program, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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Nominate Young Alumni
The School is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Young Alumni Appreciation Awards. Please use the online form to submit your nominations.
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Nominations sought
The School is accepting nominations through Dec. 31 for the Alumni Merit Award. This award is given annually to an outstanding alumna/alumnus at the School's alumni dinner.
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Join the reception
The School's Alumni Relations Office is hosting a reception during the 2010 American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 6. All Creighton alumni, faculty, students and friends are invited.
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alumni news
Sr. wright recognized
Sr. Margaret Wright, Ph.D., BSPHA'62, of Arlington Heights, Ill., received the School's 2010 Alumni Merit Award at the alumni dinner and reception on Oct. 8.
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Young alumni honored
Brittany Bennett Stryker, OTD'06, BSHS'06 (pictured with the dean); Julie Peterson, DPT'01; Christopher Sorensen, PharmD'00; and Shellie Schoening, PharmD'00, received the School's 2010 Young Alumni Appreciation Award on Oct. 8.
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School News
Mu chosen as OT Chair
Keli Mu, Ph.D., associate professor of occupational therapy, has been appointed chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy.
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Interim PT chair named
Karen Paschal, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, has been named interim chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, replacing Robert Sandstrom, Ph.D., who stepped down to return full-time to teaching.
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Admission director named
Mackenzie Buxcel has been named director of admission for the School after successfully completing last year as the interim director.
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Faculty/Student achievements
ohri honored by state
Linda Ohri, Pharm.D., associate professor of pharmacy practice, received two state awards for her work with emergency preparedness efforts during last year's H1N1 outbreak.
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Stohs earns award
Creighton Dean Emeritus Sidney Stohs, Ph.D., was selected to receive the 2010 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus Award from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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