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Creighton to Recognize Leader in Native American Health

Creighton to Recognize Leader in Native American Health

The Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions will hold a special reception on March 11 to honor the work of Wehnona Stabler, chief executive officer of the Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center (CTCHEC) in Macy.

Stabler, who holds a master’s degree in public health, has been a champion in her community for better health care, education and community services that maintain respect for her tribal culture and traditions.

Since 1994, she has collaborated with Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education (OISSE) to develop community and clinical learning experiences that complement CTCHEC services. Her efforts have benefited patients and inspired Creighton students, eight of whom are employed as clinicians on the reservation.

Stabler was one of 10 individuals to receive the prestigious 2007 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader Award. She contributed the $125,000 award to the renovation of CTCHEC’s pharmacy and clinic infrastructure. OISSE faculty members led her nomination for the honor.

The 4 p.m. reception will be held in the Hixson-Lied Science Building atrium.