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Creighton Names Keenan Gradute School 2006 Alumni Merit Awardee

Creighton Names Keenan Gradute School 2006 Alumni Merit Awardee

Edward J. Keenan, Ph.D. will receive the 2006 Alumni Merit Award from the Creighton University Graduate School at 1:30 p.m. on May 12 at St. Johnís Church.

Keenan graduated from Creighton with a BS in 1970 and a MS in 1972 with both degrees in biology.

After completing his Ph.D. in 1975, in pharmacology from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Keenan joined the faculty at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine in 1976. He currently serves as the associate dean for medical education and is a professor of physiology, pharmacology, and surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Keenan has received a variety of awards for his teaching excellence, and has also served on and chaired many committees of the OHSU School of Medicine and at the university.

Keenan is an active volunteer working with his community and a variety of medical societies, including service on a neighborhood association board, and chairing a K-8 school advisory council. He also volunteered with the American Cancer Society for 12 years. Currently, he is the chair of the Education Program Council for the Oregon Medical Education Collaborative and the chair of the International Medical Education Committee.

The Creighton Alumni Merit Award is given out annually to an outstanding alum at the specific school or collegeís alumni event. The recipient must be a degreed alumnus of Creighton, have provided distinguished service to the University or own community which clearly exemplifies the University credo, and they have to have a personal quality that makes them cultured and of high moral principles guided by the Jesuit ideal of being men and women for others.

Posted: 5/8/06