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Pharmacy & Health Professions Newsletter - September 2012

Creighton University

School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
September 2012

Dean's Message

With the help of alumni and friends, we have a wonderful opportunity to preserve historical pieces related to the practice of pharmacy and share those items with a new generation of students and the public.

You can learn more about our plans for an on-campus pharmacy museum in this newsletter.

The School already is blessed with a nice collection of artifacts, including historic mortars and pestles donated by Dean Emeritus Sidney Stohs, Ph.D. In addition, several alumni have stepped forward with their support.

If you have a historic item or items that you would like to donate, or if you would like to make a monetary contribution to the museum, please contact Curt Barr, BSPha'74, assistant dean for alumni relations, 402. 280.3148.

I'm pleased to report that we welcomed some of the largest classes ever to our campus and distance pathways for fall 2012. A highlight of welcoming our newest students is the Professionalism Ceremony.

We also welcome our new director of philanthropy, Sarah Schmitt, BSBA'07. She will partner with alumni, parents and friends as we move our School forward. 

Finally, Alumni Weekend is next week, Sept. 20-23. This is a great time to return to campus, reminisce with friends and enjoy various events. Congratulations to Christopher J. Forst, BSPha'81, who will be honored with the 2012 Alumni Merit Award during Alumni Weekend. I look forward to seeing you and your families at this annual celebration.
With warm regards,

-- J. Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D.

Sept. 20-23: Creighton Alumni Weekend

Oct. 3-4: Pharmacy Admission Virtual Open House

Oct. 12-13: NOTA Fall Conference

Oct. 19: NPTA Fall Conference

Dec. 3: Creighton “Alumni & Friends” reception at ASHP

Alumni calendar of events

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Preserving the Past
It is reassuring, when visiting modern pharmacies, to note the ease and speed with which medications are assembled, dispensed and paid for with a swipe of a card. It is equally easy to forget that things weren’t always that way. To ensure the past is preserved, the School has plans for a pharmacy museum on campus. A Pharmacy Antiques Roadshow will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, during Alumni Weekend to raise awareness for the museum initiative.
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alumni Opportunities

Alumni Weekend 2012
Add your name to the list of “Who’s Coming” to Alumni Weekend 2012.  With the new all-University format, and exciting new events such as the Pharmacy Antiques Roadshow, the four-day weekend promises lots of fun! Register

Neurology CE Session
A Creighton-sponsored continuing education course titled “Neurology of Today: Update for Primary Care” is being offered Friday, Nov. 9, at the Omaha Marriott Regency. For more information or to register, visit the CE website.
School News

Meet Sarah Schmitt
Sarah Schmitt, BSBA’07, is Creighton’s new director of philanthropy for the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
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Admissions Open House
Alumni with family and friends interested in occupational therapy, pharmacy and physical therapy are invited to attend the annual School of Pharmacy and Health Professions open house during Alumni Weekend. Learn More

Virtual Pharmacy Fair
Can’t attend the Admissions Open House? The Office of Admissions is also participating in a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Oct. 3-4.
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faculty achievements

NIH Award To Threlkeld
Joseph Threlkeld, Ph.D., director of the Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory, was awarded a two-year, $360,981 NIH grant to study the causes of fatigue in people with Parkinson's disease.
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Student achievements

New Students Welcomed
Creighton welcomed 116 pharmacy, 61 physical therapy and 51 occupational therapy students to campus this fall for Welcome Week activities.
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