$3 Million Grant Focuses on Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions

$3 Million Grant Focuses on Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions

Creighton’s Department of Health Sciences-Multicultural and Community Affairs has been awarded a more than $3 million grant, through the Health Careers Opportunity Program, to fund a new Pipeline to Success Program. The program will help students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Omaha community and around Nebraska access and complete the education and training necessary to become health professionals.

“There is a paucity of minority representation in the health care professions in the nation,” says Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, associate vice provost for Health Sciences and professor of surgery (ophthalmology), and principal investigator on the grant. “This award will help Creighton to continue on its mission of increasing the racial minority representation in its health sciences schools.”