news from faculty, students and alumni.

Former Semi-Pro Soccer Player Seeks New Career as Physician Assistant

Oct 9, 2019

Lincoln, Nebraska, native Kasha Meyer eventually settled down and pursued her dream of a medical career.

A Refugee as a Child, Hasan Now Studying to Become a Physician Assistant

Oct 9, 2019

Hasan was just 6 months old when his parents carried him from his birthplace of Iraq to the safety of neighboring Jordan.

Dan McGuire, MD'82, with his fellow Creighton students at the Des Moines send-off event. Nearly 40 years after he graduated from the School of Medicine, McGuire is taking care of some unfinished business: his undergrad degree.

37 years later, School of Medicine alumnus comes back to Creighton to get his undergrad degree

Sep 12, 2019

As a Creighton undergrad, Dan McGuire stands out; 62-year-old orthopedic spinal surgeons going back to school after a near-40-year hiatus just don’t make up a huge part of the student body these days.

Terence Cuday, BS'78, MD'82 alumni from Creighton School of Medicine

An alumnus with a passion for palliative care

Sep 12, 2019

For as long as Terence Cudahy, BS’78, MD’82, can remember, he has been interested in science. A self-described “geek,” Dr. Cudahy recalls that, as a child, he was saddened every year when school was dismissed for summer vacation.

Matthew Taira, BS'15, MS'16 from Creighton University's School of Medicine talking with another student

Medical student finds his beat giving back

Sep 12, 2019

Matthew Taira, BS’15, MS’16, has centered his academic journey — eight years and counting — at Creighton around the motto of Ryusei Taiko, his taiko drumming group: kaizen, kansha, kokoro.