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Creighton Gets $1 Million Grant for Health Career Program for Underrepresented

Creighton Gets $1 Million Grant for Health Career Program for Underrepresented

The Office of Health Sciences’ Multicultural and Community Affairs at Creighton University has received a $1.05 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

“This award will allow Creighton University to continue to serve underrepresented (populations) and minorities in the Omaha community by shepherding economically and/or educationally disadvantaged young people” through educational activities designed to help them prepare for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and other health professions, said Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, M.D., Creighton associate vice president for health sciences, multicultural and community affairs.

The grant will help fund Creighton’s Pipeline to Success program. The program offers a pre-professional program targeting students in the sixth through 12th grades and a Saturday Academy that focuses on 11th graders.

Pipeline to Success supports the core values of Creighton University – service to others, the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual, and an appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity.