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November 16, 2009

Creighton in the News

Holiday trips, gatherings pose flu-evading challenge
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 16, 2009
Both H1N1 and the regular seasonal flu virus spread mostly through droplets from coughs and sneezes. Those droplets can fly six feet, which means even someone sitting a couple of rows away could spread flu germs to you, said Dr. Meera Varman, an infectious disease specialist at the Creighton University School of Medicine.
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With more clinics being offered, flu anxiety eases
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 15, 2009
Maggy Hejlek was excited she didn’t have to spend her entire afternoon in line for her H1N1 vaccination. “This is great,” said Hejlek, a 20-year-old Creighton University pharmacy student. “I was expecting a lot longer line. It’s like a five-minute wait.”
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Creighton opens new center for patient safety
NTV, Nov. 15, 2009
Creighton University is opening a new center devoted to reducing medical errors and ensuring patient safety. The Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety will be part of Creighton's School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
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A solution on stem cells?
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 15, 2009
Opponents of human embryonic stem cell research don't object to the scientific goals, said Dr. Richard O'Brien, professor at Creighton University's Center for Health Policy and Ethics. They object to the means those scientists use to reach them.
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Trustees put drama behind them
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 14, 2009
The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Board of Trustees has named Alan Klem, a theater professor at Creighton University, as interim artistic director for 2010. He replaces Cindy Phaneuf, who co-founded the festival with Klem 24 years ago.
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5 advance to state pageants
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 15, 2009
Miss Omaha — Devin Howell, 21, a student at Creighton University.
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Jays hoping defense is done resting
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 15, 2009
Creighton’s season-opening loss to nationally ranked Dayton reinforced a couple of things that Dana Altman already knew about his basketball team.
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3-pointers rule in Bluejays’ victory
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 15, 2009
The Creighton women’s basketball team hit Davidson with a second-half barrage of 3-pointers on Sunday to take the fight out of the Wildcats.
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Seniors help deliver Bluejay win
Omaha World-Herald, Nov. 14, 2009
Much to the relief of everybody on Creighton’s side of the court, the Bluejays found a way to close out Evansville in four sets Saturday afternoon at Sokol Arena during their regular- season home finale.
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