MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Medical Center ranked among the top hospitals in the world in a recent research competition for pathologists in training.
Loyola was tied for the top nine programs in the number of scientific studies accepted in the Stowell-Orbison Awards competition sponsored by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). One hundred academic programs worldwide participated in the competition.
Medical students, residents, fellows and PhD candidates in pathology competed in the Stowell-Orbison Awards. Winners were awarded for the best poster presentations of scientific studies at the USCAP annual meeting.
In a letter to Loyola pathologist Dr. Eva Wojcik, USCAP Executive Vice President Dr. Fred Silva wrote:
"It is obvious that you and your program have worked hard to mentor this very important group of young pathologists and you should be very proud of this major accomplishment. These young pathologists are obviously the future of our profession."
Wojcik is Chair of the Department of Pathology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 569-licensed-bed facility. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 264-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.