Thursday, December 10, 2009

Loyola University Chicago Faculty Member Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Professor Inducted for Contributions in Research

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Linda Witek Janusek, PhD, RN, has been inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Janusek is a professor at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) and a graduate faculty member of the Neuroscience Program and Breast Cancer Research Program at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM). She was inducted at the academy’s 36th Annual Induction & Soiree earlier this year.

“It was an honor to be recognized for my achievements and a privilege to be included among an esteemed group of fellows,” said Dr. Janusek. “I look forward to working with the academy to lead the nursing profession, as our health care system continues to evolve.”

Dr. Janusek was among 98 fellows who were inducted into the academy. She was named a fellow for her achievements and contributions in the field of nursing. Dr. Janusek is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded researcher whose work focuses on understanding the body’s response to physical and psychosocial environmental stressors.

“Linda has made significant contributions to advance nursing research,” said Nancy Hogan, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research and distinguished professor, MNSON. “Her work has provided valuable insights that continue to guide our profession.”

Dr. Janusek received her bachelor of science in nursing from Bradley University and her PhD in physiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also completed post-graduate work in molecular biology at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. Dr. Janusek was the recipient of a National Research Service Award pre-doctoral fellowship, and she conducted post-doctoral work in sepsis as a member of a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute project research team at SSOM’s Department of Physiology. She also has served as a member of the NIH Nursing Science initial grant review group. As a professor and scientist, Dr Janusek leads a multidisciplinary biobehavioral research team and mentors pre- and post-doctoral fellows and faculty colleagues.

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.