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Ewing, Terry to Air Views on Health Care at Creighton Forum on Oct. 17

Rising health care costs, difficulty in accessing health care, and regional shortages of health professionals are major concerns of the American public. These issues will be among a wide range of topics addressed by Nebraska’s U.S. Congressional candidates, John Ewing and Lee Terry, during the 23rd annual Thomas Timothy Smith, M.D., Lecture at Creighton University on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Titled “Candidates Speak Out on Healthcare: A Public Forum,” the event provides an opportunity to hear the candidates’ views on the Affordable Health Care Act and their plans for improving American health care. Rowen Zetterman, M.D., dean of Creighton’s School of Medicine, will moderate.

The public forum is from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hixson-Lied Auditorium in the Mike and Josie Harper Center at Creighton University, 602 N. 20 St. Registration is requested and the program is complimentary. Register at

The Smith Lecture Series is named after Dr. Thomas Timothy Smith, an otolaryngologist who graduated from the Creighton School of Medicine in 1933 and went on to earn a master’s degree in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He dedicated himself extensively to the education of students, residents and physicians and played a leadership role in the planning of what today is the Boys Town National Research Hospital.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.