The fall semester is off to a great start with numerous accomplishments already in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, many of them highlighted in this e-newsletter.
With the busy nature of the academic year, I am continually impressed by the productiveness of our faculty. Although teaching loads are always high, faculty find ways to pursue scholarly and research interests and provide significant clinical services to patients.
In this e-newsletter, faculty member Chris Destache, PharmD, professor of pharmacy practice, is featured. He is an outstanding clinical researcher in the treatment of HIV. Dr. Destache has worked for years on using nanotechnology to deliver drugs to treat HIV in convenient, long-lasting ways.
This fall, the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions proudly recognized Dan Hilleman, PharmD’81, with its 2017 Alumni Merit Award at Homecoming festivities. Dr. Hilleman has been a stalwart in SPAHP for more than 35 years, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.
As part of the University’s collaborative care initiative, Creighton students, faculty and staff from occupational therapy, nursing and medicine provided vision screenings at Omaha’s Kellom Elementary School in September, bringing health care to where it’s needed.
Construction on our new Pharmacy Skills Lab, located in the Old Gym, is complete. This tech-savvy lab will accommodate 85 pharmacy students. Also, congratulations go out to Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, and her research team for the publication of their landmark research study on physical therapy education, and to alumnus Jack Wareham, BSPha’64, HON’16, who received the AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement award.
I hope you enjoy all the stories in this issue, and best wishes for a great fall season.
With warm regards,