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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.