Creighton University Magazine Summer 2015
McMahon, Cindy Murphy
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WORLD TRAVELER RETURNS HOME A well-traveled priest and scholar who is deeply committed to Creighton's Jesuit, Catholic mission, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., returns to Creighton to become the University's 25th president. Page 14.BEEFING UP YOUR BRAIN Internationally known for groundbreaking research that could improve treatment of epilepsy and other neurological disorders, Timothy Simeone, Ph.D., and Kristina Simeone, Ph.D., husband and wife faculty members in the School of Medicine, discuss the influence of diet and sleep on brain health. Page 22.BRINGING CARE TO RURAL AMERICA Health care in America continues to be an expansive industry, but fewer health care professionals are finding their way to the nation's rural areas, where a mounting crisis in access is underway. But some Creighton alumni from the schools of medicine, pharmacy and health professions, dentistry and nursing have come home or started anew in rural areas in need of their services. Page 26.BLOODLAND: THE FIRST WORLD WAR'S LEGACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I is commemorated this year, history professor John Calvert, Ph.D., offers an insightful perspective on the war's profound impact on the Middle East, as the Ottoman Empire gave way to a Europeon colonial project that completely altered the region. Page 32.