Wayne Young


Dr. W. Wayne Young has been on the faculty of the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions since 1983. Prior to his appointment at Creighton he was on the faculty at the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy for 11 years. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1970 and in 1972 graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. He also completed an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists accredited residency in Hospital Pharmacy at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

During the first 11 years of his clinical practice career he held appointments as a clinical pharmacist on an internal medicine unit, associate director for clinical pharmacy services, and director of pharmaceutical services at University Hospital, University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 1983 Dr. Young accepted a position at Creighton University to develop computing application courses for pharmacy students.

During the past 20+ years, Dr. Young directed Creighton University's School of Pharmacy and Health Professions computer laboratories and two different clinical computing laboratories at St. Joseph Hospital, Creighton University Medical Center. From 1983-1995, Dr. Young taught required and elective computing courses to pharmacy students, occupational therapy students, physical therapists, medical students, health service administration students and other health professionals. From January 1992 through August 1992, Dr. Young was on sabbatical leave from the University and intensively studied multimedia computing technology at the IBM branch office in Omaha.

For the past 9.5 years, Dr. Young has been the Director of the Academic Development and Technology Center (ADATC) at Creighton University. He has held this position from the creation of the University Center during the early spring of 1995. This endowed University Center sponsors ten annual fellowships for Creighton faculty who want to intensively study computing technology and its application to their teaching activities. As of fall 2004 more than 100 full time Creighton faculty have received either summer or academic year fellowship appointments. At the present there are seven full time faculty members in the faculty development program and during 2004-2005 four Senior fellows have centered their sabbatical study and research at the ADATC. A list of past participants (those faculty still at Creighton) can be located at the Center's website. http://mentor.creighton.edu. Currently, Dr. Young is also actively teaching an online course for the University's Master of Science in Health Services Administration degree program. You can visit the HSA601 Health Services Information Management course at http://www.wayneyoung.com .

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