2015 Stritch School Faculty Award Winners | News | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Students Honor Faculty

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine students honored their faculty during the third annual faculty awards reception. Each class nominated faculty members who were inspirational, showed commitment to their education, were excellent role models, and spurred students on toward excellence.

All students were asked to submit nominations and award winners were chosen by a committee of medical student elected representatives.

“We would like to sincerely thank you for your dedication to our education. We hope that you continue to contribute to academics at Stritch, as it is individuals like you who make up the heart of academic medicine and secure the foundation of our medical education,” was written to the faculty on behalf of the students.

The faculty award winners for 2015 were:

Humanism in Medicine Award: Michael Mosier, MD

Award given by first-year medical students

Educator of the Year: Stephen Lipsius, PhD

Awards given by second-year medical students

Educator of the Year: Gregory Gruener, MD and Theresa Kristopaitis, MD
Facilitator of the Year: John Robinson, MD

Awards given by third-year medical students

Attending of the Year: Elizabeth Mueller, MD
Nurse Educator of the Year: Amy Marciniak, RN
Resident of the Year: Benjamin Degner, MD

Awards given by fourth-year students

Outstanding Clinical Educator Award: Kevin Simpson, MD
Outstanding Classroom Educator Award: Michael Dauzvardis, PhD

With media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.