Courses We Teach
From time to time, CHPE has been fortunate to have visiting scholars who, although here only for a brief visit, contribute to the learning environment of the Center with discussion and a presentation during their stay and, in some instances, collaborations beyond the initial visit. The majority have been Fulbright Scholars in the United States at other academic institutions who make a trip to Creighton as part of Fulbright’s Occasional Lecturer Program.
Past Visiting Scholars
Faustas Stepukonis and Jos Welie
In December 2012, CHPE hosted Faustas Stepukonis, PhD, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Klaipeda University in Lithuania. During his Fulbright research grant, Dr. Stepukonis was at the School of Public Health, Center for Research on Health and Aging, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stepukonis' research topic “Evaluating Factors for Successful Aging by Experience of Active Centenarians” served as the basis of his talk. While in Omaha he also toured the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging at UNMC.
Jos Welie and Sefik Görkey
In August 2011, CHPE hosted Sefik Görkey, DDS, PhD, founder and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine as well as professor on the Faculty of Medicine at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is a founding member of International Dental Ethics and Law Society (IDEALS) and actively involved in many European bioethics projects. While at CHPE, he presented a roundtable entitled “A Medical Humanities Approach to Medicine in Western Painting Tradition". At the time of his visit to CHPE, Görkey was in the US as a senior visiting fellow at the UTMB Institute of Medical Humanities in Galveston, Texas.
Lutz Schütze and Christy Rentmeester
Lutz Schütze, a master degree student of nursing science at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule, Vallendar in Germany, visited the Center for Health Policy and Ethics (CHPE) in March of 2011 and presented a Roundtable on his research topic. Following in the footsteps of his faculty mentor, Helen Kohlen, who visited CHPE in 2005, Lutz was in the US as part of the international exchange program sponsored by his home university to further his research, a comparative study on nursing research ethics in the US and Germany.
Amy Haddad, Rajib Dasgupta, and Archana Chatterjee, CHPE Faculty Affiliate
Rajib Dasgupta, PhD, Associate Professor at the Center of Social Medicine & Community Health at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India visited the Center for Health Policy and Ethics in February 2011. At the time of his visit, Dr. Dasgupta was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While at Creighton, Dr. Dasgupta presented a Community Forum and a Roundtable with a global health emphasis tied to his Fulbright research, "Social Determinants of Child Health Programs: A Conceptual Framework". Dr. Dasgupta’s visit to CHPE provided networking opportunities around areas of common interest for undergraduate and health sciences students and Creighton faculty alike.
Rose Roberts, PhD, RN and Taylor Keen, MBA, Creighton University, Lecturer in the College of Business, at the 6th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow held in Creighton’s Kiewit Fitness Center.
In April of 2010 CHPE hosted Rose Roberts, RN, PhD, a Woodland Cree woman from northern Saskatchewan and a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington. Her home institution was the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. At CHPE, Dr. Roberts presented a Roundtable entitled "Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Aboriginal Health and Healing, Is there a cultural basis?" While at Creighton, Dr. Roberts visited with American Indian youth who were on a campus tour and was also able to attend the 6th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow. Dr. Roberts is currently the CEO of the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority in Saskatchewan.
Amy Haddad and Shamsiddin Karimov
Shamsiddin Karimov, PhD, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Dushanbe, Tajikistan spent the 2008-09 academic year at the Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha. During that time, Dr. Karimov was able to visit CHPE informally on a number of occasions and to present a roundtable discussion in May of 2009 entitled "Post-Soviet Tajikistan and Democracy: Strengthening Civil Society as a Tool of Conflict Prevention". Upon his return to Tajikistan, he resumed the position of Director of the Tajikistan Development Foundation.
Jos Welie, Martina Majstorović, and Gary Westerman, CHPE Faculty Associate
In May of 2009 Martina Majstorović, DDS, PhD, Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Zagreb, Croatia to New York University College of Dentistry presented at Creighton on her research topic: "Preventive and Therapeutic Implications in Promoting Oral Health in Children with Emotional and Behavioral Problems". In Croatia, Dr. Majstorović, instructs at Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Clinical Hospital Zagreb.
Aurélie Gauchet and Amy Haddad
The Center hosted Fulbright Visiting Scholar Aurélie Gauchet, Ph.D. from the Department of Health Psychology, Université de Metz, France, in August of 2006. During her visit, she presented a Roundtable discussion on the findings of her study of HIV patients regarding the social and psychological variables that affect compliance with pharmacotherapy. Dr. Gauchet just completed a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Miami at the time she visited Creighton. On her return to France Dr. Gauchet took up a faculty position at the Université de Grenoble.
Amy Haddad and Helen Kohlen
In the summer of 2005, Helen Kohlen visited the Center for Health Policy and Ethics as part of the international exchange program sponsored by her home university to further her research for her book published in 2009 entitled Conflicts of Care. Hospital Ethics Committees in the USA and in Germany. Helen is currently a junior professor for care policy, ethics, and community nursing at the Theological-Philosophical University of Vallendar, Germany.