Extending Our Reach

Extending Our Reach

Creighton is making big moves in the health sciences. Across the country and around the world.

Transforming Health Care

Creighton has teamed with two organizations to transform health care for underserved patients in Arizona’s Maricopa County.

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is investing $10 million in a long-term initiative led by Creighton and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix. The effort aims to reduce health disparities disproportionately affecting low-income populations and people of color.

The effort will more deeply integrate the Virginia G. Piper Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul into the Creighton Health Sciences – Phoenix Campus curriculum. It will also bring more health sciences students and physician faculty to the clinic, expanding access to preventive and acute care.

The gift and initiative will create two new positions in the School of Medicine — the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Medicine and Chief Medical Officer and the Virginia G. Piper Fellowship in Health Disparities.

Global Care

A $25 million anonymous gift from a foundation has established the Arrupe Global Scholars and Partnerships Program.

Named for the Rev. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, founder of the Jesuit Refugee Service, the program seeks to improve the health of the international poor and educate servant-leader physicians. The gift will support 10 cohorts of 12 students from Creighton’s medical programs in both Omaha and Phoenix over 10 years, beginning in the fall of 2022.

Under the new program, Arrupe Global Scholars will earn a medical degree while working alongside international health care workers and Creighton faculty on multiyear projects aimed at addressing health challenges around the world. This program will bring quality care to those most in need while forming future leaders in the field.