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Institute for Population Health Announces Photo Contest Winners

Mar 11, 2024
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Cathy Tibbels
IPH Healthy Living Photo

The Creighton Institute for Population Health inaugural Envisioning Population Health Student Photo Contest challenged students across the University’s schools and colleges to find creative ways to capture various factors influencing individual and community health and well-being, resulting in 61 entries in three categories: healthy living for communities and individuals; serving the community to promote health; and climate change, climate health and sustainability. The winners are as follows:

Healthy Living for Communities and Individuals

  • First place – Alec Croegaert, Graduate School, Heider College of Business (image pictured above)
  • Second place – Jacob Callister, School of Medicine, Phoenix
  • Third place – Kylee Roper, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (Pharmacy)

Climate Change, Climate Health, and Sustainability

  • First place – Taylor Lemke, College of Nursing (image pictured below)
  • Second place – Nansea Ji, School of Medicine
  • Third place – Disha Chandra, College of Arts and Sciences (Biology, Environmental Science
IPH Climate Change Photo

Serving the Community to Promote Health

  • First place - Bridget Orr, College of Arts & Sciences (Medical Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice) (image pictured below)
  • Second place – Taylor Carlson, School of Medicine
  • Third place - Aliya Keaton, College of Arts & Sciences (Social Work)
IPH Serving Community Photo

The first prize winners chose among select community organizations to receive a donation from the IPH. Two chose The Stephen Center Omaha, which partners with individuals, families and the community to overcome homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health concerns; another chose Completely Kids, which educates and empowers kids and families with the skills necessary to break the cycle of poverty and overcome barriers to their success.

The entries were judged by a panel of faculty and staff members representing a cross-section of campus. Judges included:

  • April Dixon, MPH, health educator, Highlander
  • Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L, program director for Health Informatics Program and resident associate professor, School of Pharmacy and Health Profession;
  • Tim Guthrie, MFA, professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anne Harty, assistant professor, College of Nursing
  • Kate Malott, communications specialist, University Communications and Marketing
  • Rachel Mindrup, MFA, associate professor and Richard L. Deming, MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Stacy Rafferty, senior training specialist, Division of Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion
  • Patrick Swanson, PhD, professor and graduate program director, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
  • Cathy Tibbels, communications strategist, University Communications and Marketing.

Population health takes the traditional focus on individual, personal health and reframes it to understand drivers of health at a community level, with a particular focus on advancing health equity through research, service and education. By taking a population health approach, the IPH extends Creighton’s commitment to service and social justice and strengthens the University’s mission to seek a more just world. Driving change in health at a population level requires effective alignment across a wide range of sectors, including business, law, education, policy, social services, community-based organizations, healthcare services and more.

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