I am not quite sure how we got here, but ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. Another semester is in the books, and our hard-working students and faculty are getting ready to enjoy a little relaxation over the break. In this edition of the newsletter, you will read more about the accomplishments of many in our school. Of course, this is only a handful of the wonderful things the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in involved in throughout the year. During this busy time of celebrating, please take a few minutes to read a quick update on your Creighton family.
As you all know, our faculty in the school are top notch. It is critical for students to learn from experts who have a pulse on contemporary practice, and I can confidently say that our faculty members are the reason Creighton graduates excel in providing competent, compassionate care to patients and clients. This month you will read about the local and national accomplishments of many of them, across areas of practice, research and leadership. I am privileged to work with such an impressive group of educators. Creighton exists for teaching and learning, and these faculty are an excellent representation for our school and the University.
Great faculty inspire great students. Each semester, I am continually impressed with the accomplishments of our students. Just this month, two of our students were recognized nationally for their outstanding work in providing value to interprofessional patient care. This is one example of the way our students are going to impact the future of practice in health care.
Additionally, our faculty are continually involved in exciting educational events. In this edition, learn more about two upcoming events in Omaha related to interprofessional work and innovative teaching experiences. If these interest you, please consider joining us.
The search for the permanent dean for our school is underway. As you read in the last newsletter update, a national search is being coordinated through a committee comprised of school faculty and students, alumni and members of the University. Joan Lappe, PhD, associate dean of research in the School of Nursing, is chairing the effort to identify a visionary, collaborative leader to continue to move the school forward. The intent is to have someone named for a July 1, 2019, start.
As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the 12 months behind us and those in front of us. From my family to yours, I wish you all a holiday season filled with peace and blessings, and a wonderful 2019.
Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD’95