In this first newsletter since I took on the role of interim dean, I am happy to share with you some exciting happenings in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
As another academic year closes, it is a good time to reflect on the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students. In May, more than 350 graduates from our school walked across the stage and into practice as Creighton-trained health care professionals. I am certain that each of these newly minted professionals will do their part to serve patients and make the world a better place. This year marked a significant milestone as we graduated the first class from the Creighton Regis pathway program in occupational therapy. These 18 graduates have the distinction of having completed the only academic partnership program between two Jesuit colleges or universities.
The success of our school would not be possible without the dedication of our faculty and staff. In this edition of the newsletter, you will read about recent significant accomplishments by many individuals. These achievements represent the caliber of people we are fortunate to have.
Our students continue to impress us by embracing of our mission to serve others. Every day, our occupational therapy, pharmacy and physical therapy students give back to their professions, the community and the world as part of their commitment to this mission. Pharmacy student Linh Nguyen and physical therapy student Nick Mason are two students who exemplify this commitment.
Although we all look forward to a little rest and relaxation, summer continues to bustle in our school. Students are completing laboratories, class work and clinical experiences, preparing them to become compassionate, competent practitioners.
As you can see, there is much to be proud of in our school. We have done, and will continue to do, great things. It is my honor to have the opportunity to lead these efforts.
Best wishes for a great summer.
Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD’95