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Thursday, November 10, 2016

William Small, Jr., MD, Named Loyola Senior Scientist of the Year

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Senior Scientist of the Year William Small, Jr., MD, (center) is shown with, from left, Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN; Health Sciences Division provost, Linda Brubaker, MD, Stritch School of Medicine dean and chief diversity officer; Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, Junior Scientist of the Year; and Pieter de Tombe, PhD, interim vice dean for research, Stritch School of Medicine. 

MAYWOOD, IL – William Small, Jr., MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, chair of the department of radiation oncology, has been named Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Senior Scientist of the Year.
 
The award is based on scholarly productivity, service to the institution and community, professional society activities, research funding, mentoring and peer-review activities for both scientific journals and external sponsors of research funding.
 
Dr. Small received the award November 3 during the 37th annual St. Albert’s Day, which celebrates Loyola’s commitment to research. Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, department of public health sciences, was named Junior Scientist of the Year.

Dr. Small is a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology and American Society for Radiation Oncology. He is former president of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies and the Chicago Radiological Society. He is immediate past chair of the Gynecological Cancer Intergroup.
 
Dr. Small has been lead researcher in multiple national and international clinical trials. He has written more than 190 publications, 25 invited book chapters and six books, including textbooks on toxicity and combining targeted biological agents with radiation.
 
Dr. Small has published in many leading journals and is a member of multiple editorial boards, including Advances in Radiation Oncology and Brachytherapy. Dr. Small also has helped bring state-of-the-art cancer clinical trials to low- and middle-income countries.

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 92 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 129,000 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.