Role of the Biomedical Sciences Department
The department of Biomedical Sciences provides education and opportunity for research in the sciences basic to medicine. Faculty teach Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and Physiology to students of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Allied Health and Nursing and the College of Arts and Science. Training in research and advanced clinical anatomy is given in the graduate programs.
Neuroscience undergraduate and mentee of Dr. Jian Zuo, Madeleine Urbanek, has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater scholarship for her research in the hearing field. She has also been awarded the Clare Boothe Luce Summer Fellowship and Academic Scholarship.
Translational Hearing Center awarded largest NIH grant in Creighton University history
Creighton’s Translational Hearing Center, which was established in 2019, has been awarded a $10.8 million grant, payable over five years and competitively renewable up to 15 years, by the NIH-affiliated Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The award will fund a working partnership between the Translational Hearing Center, Boys Town National Research Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center as the three institutions seek to translate basic hearing loss research into practical therapies.
MD/PhD graduate student, Jonathan Fleegel, has been awarded an NIH F30 predoctoral fellowship for project titled, “Repurposing momelotinib for the prevention of aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity.”