Health Sciences Campus: A Collection of Top Stories From Phoenix

It’s been a year to remember and one to celebrate. Read back on some of our favorite, most read stories of the year.

0c5fc5860615564c4310596b_720x484Phoenix Campus Welcomes Students

When you walk into the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building on the new Creighton University Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix, you are welcomed into a space filled with natural light, collaborative workspaces and artwork by local artists reflecting the mission of Creighton and the culture of Arizona.

Preparing Students for a New Chapter in Health Care 

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will reverberate throughout the health professions for years — perhaps decades — to come. In Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, educators and administrators are keenly observing the latest professional guidance and industry trends to equip students with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to enter a workforce forever changed by the pandemic.

WEB_CatherinToderoCreighton Conversations with Catherine Todero

This fall marked the realization of a dream for health care partners in Phoenix and a historic moment for Creighton University years in the making. The new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building on the Creighton University Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix represents a new chapter in the history of health sciences at Creighton and addresses a critical need for health professionals in the Southwest. Catherine Todero, PhD, BSN’72, shares her excitement on the opening of Creighton’s campus in Phoenix.

A Town Hall with a Collective Call

Against the backdrop of financial stability and a positive outlook for 2022, Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, alongside Provost Mardell A. Wilson, EdD, RDN, and Jan Madsen, executive vice president, spoke optimistically at a town hall about a renewed focus on the University’s Lighting the Way 150 strategy, the University’s financial health, and the thoughtfulness and collaboration necessary for what is sure to be a bright future.

Partnering with First Place

Creighton School of Medicine partners with First Place, a nonprofit and residential development and transition academy, to serve adult patients with autism spectrum disorder. “You have to get to know that person, their strengths, their weaknesses, and help them with their goals, with what they want to do and with what they want to become. It really ties in to our core value and our mission at Creighton to care for the whole person,” said Creighton University Health Sciences Campus — Phoenix regional dean and professor Randy Richardson, MD, in the video. Watch the video about this important community partnership.

ce0bc2960e1088a8f7ccd4ff_720x698-1Meet Our Students

Creighton University is committed to bringing well-educated, compassionate health care professionals to the American Southwest, where numbers are severely lacking. The need is especially acute in Arizona and especially in Phoenix, the fastest-growing city in the nation. Read about a few of Creighton’s health sciences students at the Phoenix campus.

Campus Climate Survey: Findings, Action Plans Coming Late Spring 2022

This fall Creighton faculty, staff and students participated in an anonymous campus climate survey, administered by partner Rankin & Associates Consulting, measuring current attitudes and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students and the impact of institutional policies and procedures. More than 4,400 respondents completed the campus climate survey for an overall response rate of 37.8%, exceeding the response rate goal of 30%.

A Transformational Moment for Health Care and Creighton 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $100 million, 95,000-square-foot Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building in midtown Phoenix this September signaled a new era for health care education in the American Southwest and for Creighton University.

9cced3b33cf1e7f422207bd8_720x484Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces $5M Gift to Creighton University 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is investing $5 million to support collaborative efforts between Creighton University and Phoenix-area nonprofits, with the goal of improving access and quality of health care for those most in need in Maricopa County. The $5 million grant to Creighton University is one of $123 million in surprise grants awarded by Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to 71 Arizona nonprofits — the largest single-day grant initiative in the state’s history.


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