Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Loyola Microbiologist Wins Pasteur Award from Illinois Society for Microbiology

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Microbiologist Paul Schreckenberger, PhD, of Loyola University Health System has won the 2010 Pasteur Award from the Illinois Society for Microbiology. The award recognizes individuals who have made "significant and outstanding contributions in the field of microbiology." Eligibility is not limited to members of the society or to Illinois residents. Schreckenberger received the award during the society's fall meeting in Des Plaines, Ill. The society is a branch of the American Society for Microbiology. Schreckenberger is director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Loyola and associate director of molecular pathology. He is a professor in the Department of Pathology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Schreckenberger has been active in the field for 40 years, teaching and directing clinical microbiology laboratories. He is co-author of the Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology. He has written more than 180 articles, abstracts, monographs and self-study courses, and is a member of the editorial boards of two major journals.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.