Creighton Announces new Deming Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities

Creighton Announces new Deming Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities

An Iowa oncologist and Creighton alumnus renowned for compassionate care has made a significant gift to the newly formed Department of Medical Humanities in Creighton’s School of Medicine.

The Richard L. Deming, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities will support faculty as they form well-rounded and empathetic physicians with an education rooted in the liberal arts and a mission driven by Jesuit values. Those who hold endowed positions influence generations of students — in clinics, classrooms and beyond. A search for the inaugural chairholder is under way.

Deming, MD’80, medical director of the Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines, said the mission of the endowed chair aligns with his own life’s work and his belief that the humanities were essential to his formation as a physician.

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