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Creighton School of Medicine Recognizes Faculty Research

Creighton School of Medicine Recognizes Faculty Research

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and Joann Schaefer, M.D., Nebraska’s Chief Medical Officer, were among the invited guests attending Creighton University School of Medicine’s Third Annual Faculty Club.

The event, held Oct. 28 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, showcased excellence in basic, clinical and translational research by Creighton School of Medicine faculty.

“The Faculty Club gives faculty members an opportunity to learn more about each other’s research, which helps foster partnerships that create new research opportunities and potential discoveries at the School of Medicine,” said Thomas Murray, Ph.D., associate dean for research.

Thirty-six research poster and video presentations were selected for display at the Faculty Club. Attendees then voted for the top three. The winning projects and authors were:

  • Devendra Agrawal, Ph.D., on regeneration of the endothelial layer in coronary arteries
  • David He, Ph.D. on creation of a new pendrin with motor capability
  •   Michael Del Core, M.D., on vitamin D in coronary artery disease

This year’s faculty club was held in conjunction with the Association of America Medical Colleges’ “Research in Hope Celebration.” As part of this initiative, member institutions are holding local events this fall to highlight the critical role that the National Institutes of Health play in supporting medical research.