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Creighton Director to Serve on World Health Group Formulating Pandemic Health Care Plans

Creighton Director to Serve on World Health Group Formulating Pandemic Health Care Plans

Amy M Haddad, Ph.D., director of Creighton University’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics, has been invited to participate in one of five working groups discussing influenza pandemic plans, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Her group will focus on ethical issues associated with the roles and obligations of health care workers as they formulate influenza pandemic plans for Member States. Participants will meet in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2006 with completion of documents and recommendations in June 2006.

Haddad has been involved in education in the health sciences since 1979 and holds Creighton’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences. She has received numerous awards including selection into the national Carnegie Scholars program of the Carnegie Center for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching in 2001 and the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She also writes a bi-monthly column “Ethics in Action,” for RN Magazine.

Posted: 5/4/06