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Creighton Pharmacy Professor Recognized for Work in Aftermath of Katrina

Creighton Pharmacy Professor Recognized for Work in Aftermath of Katrina

Elaine Lust, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Creighton University, was recently awarded the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award by the Nebraska Pharmacists Association (NPA) at its annual meeting.

The award recognized the specialty practice of veterinary pharmacy and Lust’s contribution to the care of animal patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lust was deployed with her Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Veterinarian Medical Assistance Team (VMAT).

Lust spent nearly two weeks in a makeshift pet shelter at fairgrounds in Baton Rouge, La., where she was caring for animals left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. As a volunteer for VMAT, Lust is trained to travel to disaster areas, assess damage to agricultural infrastructure and provide veterinarian services.

The NPA is a non-profit organization that serves Nebraska pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists; it can also be a resource for consumers.

Listen to a 2005 Dateline Creighton interview with Lust on her post-Katrina experience.

Posted: 8/8/06