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Pilgrims - Susan Jennifer Ellen

Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Reverence for the dignity of every individual stands out as the first, and perhaps most treasured, Franciscan value. Meeting Francis and Clare as we have done—intimately and in amazing detail—has shown us how different they were from each other and from us. But we have also witnessed how much they cared for each other and for others, especially the poor and the sick, the outcast and the vulnerable. Through their eyes we see that every man and woman is made in God’s image, a wonder to behold, no matter how different from us. Marian’s commitment to serve a diverse student body has been reaffirmed as an incredibly important feature of who we are and what we stand for as a Catholic Franciscan community...read more

Pilgrims - Susan Jennifer Ellen

Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine Students Interning at Eli Lilly and Company

by Mark Apple | Jun 24, 2014

Students from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine are onsite at Eli Lilly and Company corporate headquarters in Indianapolis working alongside health care professionals in the pharmaceutical industry.

Lilly announced today that the summer pilot program will also include collaboration with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA) helping students gain insights on access to health care and a broader understanding of how various segments of the health care industry work together for patient care.

The medical student interns at Lilly will visit Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, where they will learn about interactions between insurers and providers of health care, patient coverage, and benefits and contracts that providers have with insurers.

“We’re excited to be a part of this unique partnership with Lilly,” said Dr. Joseph Fox, medical director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. “It’s rare for medical students to be given this perspective during their education, but we believe that understanding the relationship among patients, payers, and health care providers is a vital part of productive interactions in the medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries.”

The collaboration with Indiana FSSA will include an overview of how state government administers health care to people who have limited means. The session will cover various topics related to Medicaid, from eligibility requirements to physician reimbursement, as well as timely subjects such as the Affordable Care Act and Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0. Students will also review the process of creating health care policy, including how policy makes its way through the General Assembly.

“We appreciate that this program goes beyond the traditional medical curriculum,” said Joe Moser, Medicaid director at the Indiana FSSA. “With the healthcare landscape on both the state and federal level continuing to evolve, we look forward to helping to provide these future physicians with the insights to better understand health care public policy.”

“Lilly recognizes the importance of external partnerships in scientific and medical research, and education is no different,” said Yolanda Johnson-Moton, director of external relations, US Medical Division, Lilly. “Providing students a broader view of the health care system offers them real-world insight into how access to quality care and medicine helps improve health outcomes for patients.”

The 10-week internship program with Marian University students runs through August 2014.

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