Creighton University Magazine Summer 2017
Murphy McMahon, Cindy
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UNIVERSITY NEWS. Page 6Creighton’s Fulbright and Goldwater Scholars. Nursing Expands into Arizona. Harper Chair’s Focus on Business Leadership. Catching the Writing Bug. Creighton Welcomes New Board Members, Honors Trustees Emeriti. Saintly Work. Professor compiles biography for sainthood. ‘Latin in the Wild’ : Professor Works to Share, Preserve Ancient GraffBEYOND TRAUMA.Professor and trauma surgeon Juan Asensio, MD, has tackled the most complex surgeries under some of the most harrowing circumstances. After escaping Cuba as a teen and losing his brother in a carjacking, he has dedicated his life and career to ending the nightmare of violence. Page 18.MONEY ON MY MIND.To truly understand our relationship to money, one needs to travel across millennia and deep into the human psyche. Father and son researchers, experts in the emerging field of financial psychology, are breaking down taboos as they explore what makes us tick when it comes to financial decisions. Page 24.OUT OF THE DARKNESS.People who think slavery doesn’t exist today in the U.S. are wrong. Creighton researchers are documenting the sad truth that human trafficking in the commercial sex industry happens every day across the country. Page 28.FARM FRESH.Forget about shortcuts, artificial colors, preservatives, additives, hormones and anything else that doesn’t come from Mother Nature. Talented alumni and faculty are putting a fresh spin on bringing wholesome food and drink to the American table. Page 34.VITAMIN D AND CANCER.A largely Creighton research team conducted the first randomized clinical trial of the effects of vitamin D supplementation on all types of cancer combined. The team discovered not only that vitamin D. Page 40.