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Creighton Student Health Director Receives American College Health Association Award

Creighton Student Health Director Receives American College Health Association Award

Debra C. Saure, B.S.N., A.P.R.N, director of Student Health Services at Creighton University, has been selected as a recipient of the E. Dean Lovett Award by the American College Health Association (ACHA). Saureís strong focus on mission, her efforts to spearhead seasonal and H1N1 vaccinations on the Creighton campus and her advocacy for integrating student health with counseling services were all reasons cited by ACHA for the award. ACHA is a national nonprofit association that represents the interests of college health professionals and the campus communities they serve.

The E. Dean Lovett Award was created in 1990 to honor E. Dean Lovett, M.D., past president of the Pacific Coast College Health Association (an affiliate of ACHA) and former director of the University of Hawaii Health Service. Lovett was an advocate of nurses in community colleges, small colleges and university health services. This recognition, created by the ACHA Nurse-Directed Section, honors ACHA members who have directed or contributed significantly to the development of a college health program in an exemplary manner.

The award will be presented on June 3 at the awards and fellows dinner at the ACHA 2010 annual meeting in Philadelphia.

The ACHA, the nationís principal advocate and leadership organization for college and university health, was founded in 1920 and represents a diverse membership that provides and supports the delivery of health care, prevention and wellness services for the nationís 18 million college students.