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Creighton Faculty Recognized at Spring Meeting

Creighton Faculty Recognized at Spring Meeting

The Creighton University School of Medicine has presented Robert Townley, M.D., with its Distinguished Service Award.

Townley, a Creighton professor of medicine and medical microbiology and immunology, has spent most of his professional career at Creighton, serving as chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology, 1969-2000. He has been a pioneer in the study, research and practice of allergy and immunology for the region.

The award was presented to Townley by Rowen Zetterman, M.D., medical school dean, at the 2010 School of Medicine’s Spring Faculty Meeting in May. Other awards announced at the meeting:

  • Peter Abel, Ph.D., professor, Department of Pharmacology. He earned the Distinguished Professor Award for his commitment to teaching, scholarship and service and his influence upon career choices of former students.

  • Devendra Agrawal, Ph.D., professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and associate dean for Clinical and Translational Research. He received the Outstanding Mentor Award for his mentoring of other School of Medicine faculty.

  • Archana Chatterjee, M.D., professor, Department of Pediatrics, and assistant dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. She earned the Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award.

  • Thomas Pisarri, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences. He received the Dedicated Teacher Award for long and meritorious teaching of biomedical sciences.