Tuesday, March 13, 2012

10 Stritch Students to Present Studies at American Physician Scientists Association Meeting

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students will present 10 studies at the upcoming American Physician Scientists Association meeting April 27-29 in Chicago.

Loyola's total of 10 accepted studies is the third highest among the approximately 75 schools that are participating in the meeting.

The meeting is the largest worldwide meeting of physician-scientist trainees. The meeting will be coordinated with the Association of American Physicians and American Society for Clinical Investigation.

The 10 Loyola students presenting studies are Sarah Bauer, Mary Bernardin, Noah Birch, Kristiyana Kaneva, Devin Loewenstein, Courtney Pinkham, Swathi Reddy, Korosh Sharain, Malachy Sullivan and Joseph Venturini.

More than one-third of Stritch students participate in formal research programs, and many others are engaged in less formal research.

"Understanding and practicing evidence-based medicine makes our students become better physicians," said Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, Dean of Stritch School of Medicine.

For more information on the meeting, visit www.physicianscientists.org.

About Loyola University Health System

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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.