November 15, 2013 9:27
Molly Hewitt, MSN, APN, has been accepted into the founding class of the Illinois Nursing Leader Fellowship Program. This program is designed to bring together nurse professionals from diverse practices and educational environments to build leadership competencies and skills for the profession.
November 14, 2013 10:29
Students in the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) Exercise Science Program gave presentations at the American Society for Exercise Physiologists’ (ASEP) annual conference, held Oct. 25, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
October 24, 2013 10:37
Sue Penckofer, PhD, RN, was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 19, 2013. This event took place at the Academy’s 40th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Penckofer is a professor at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON).
October 24, 2013 10:48
Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, a faculty member in the Department of Health Promotion of the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, is the 2013 recipient of the university’s Faculty of the Year Award.
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Earns Grants to Promote Access to Health Care
October 24, 2013 10:43
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) has received two grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to foster interprofessional education and collaboration to better meet the health needs of the community.
September 12, 2013 1:55
Loyola University Chicago is establishing a new Institute of Public Health, a scholarly program dedicated to reducing the global burden of disease, improving international health, and decreasing health disparities due to racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, environmental, and other factors.
Loyola School of Nursing and Hines VA to Recruit Women Veterans at Risk for Heart Disease for Mindfulness Study
September 12, 2013 1:48
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) researchers and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital are recruiting women veterans at risk for heart disease for a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) study. MBSR is a form of complementary medicine that combines yoga and meditation.
September 5, 2013 10:17
Heart research in Chicago will enter a new era Sept. 20 when top researchers from all of Chicago’s major academic medical centers meet at the American Heart Association’s 2013 Chicago Research Network Symposium.
August 19, 2013 1:27
Loyola University Chicago broke ground Aug. 16 on a $137 million medical research and education building that will support nearly 500 scientists and staff working together to improve human health.
Midwest Nursing Research Society honors Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty member with Award
August 23, 2013 12:22
Linda Janusek, RN, PhD, FAAN, has received the 2013 Senior Scientist Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Janusek is a professor and the Niehoff Endowed Chair for Research at Loyola University Chicago’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill.
August 12, 2013 3:23
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) has named MaryMargaret Sharp-Pucci, EdD, MPH, director of the Health Systems Management Program, effective with the 2013 academic year. This program prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a career in the management side of the health care industry.
August 14, 2013 2:55
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) faculty member Joanne Kouba, PhD, RD, LDN, and dietetic interns Stephanie Rink, Lindsay Colman, Jillian Tuchman, Alida Peterson and Mary Thompson, received the Ann Hertzler Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation for $5,000 to offer a nutrition education program with a focus on gardening for children in the neighboring Maywood and Melrose Park communities. Also, Karen L. Saban, PhD, APRN, CNRN, associate professor in the MNSON, was selected to attend the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Nursing Research 2013 Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) in Bethesda, Md.
July 18, 2013 3:36
Loyola University Chicago will break ground August 16 on a $137 million medical research and education building to support nearly 500 scientists and staff working together to improve human health.
August 9, 2013 11:35
A Loyola University Health System acute care nurse practitioner is partnering with The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) to reduce youth violence in suburban Cook County.
July 22, 2013 10:46
Each year Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, recognizes students who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty to the values of Jesuit education, and service. Membership into Alpha Sigma Nu is one of the highest honors one can achieve at a Jesuit institution and only 4% of each class is able to be inducted each year.
July 31, 2013 4:31
Dennis J. Yesalonia, S.J. has been named chief operating officer of the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division. As such he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the division which includes the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and Loyola’s health sciences research efforts.
July 16, 2013 3:51
Several companies sell genetic testing directly to consumers, but little research has been done on how consumers experience such tests. Now, a study lead by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher, along with colleagues including Nancy S. Hogan, PhD, RN, a distinguished professor in Loyola’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, is providing insight into how a diverse sample of primary care patients experience genetic testing.
Two alumni talk about life in the Undergraduate Health Systems Management Program and its unique opportunities for students.more
June 19, 2013 3:38
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is pleased to announce two postdoctoral research fellowships for qualified candidates to pursue mentored research with NIH-funded faculty, Linda Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and Niehoff Endowed Chair for Research, and Sue Penckofer, PhD, RN, professor and Loyola Faculty Scholar. Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 21.
July 10, 2013 11:4
Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Campus is among the Chicago-area enrollment sites for the American Cancer Society’s landmark Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The study has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Researchers are seeking to enroll men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. Enrollment at the Loyola site will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the second floor auditorium of Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.
June 26, 2013 10:57
In women who have type 2 diabetes and show signs of depression, vitamin D supplements significantly lowered blood pressure and improved their moods, according to a pilot study at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.
Loyola Researcher Receives $1.5 Million Grant To Study Vitamin D Supplementation in Women with Diabetes and Depression
June 19, 2013 11:55
A Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing researcher has received a four-year, $1.49 million grant to study whether Vitamin D can improve mood in women with diabetes who are depressed.
June 18, 2013 4:47
Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS, a world-renowned leader in the care and treatment of burn injury, is being awarded Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s highest honor. Gamelli will receive the school’s 2013 Stritch Medal in recognition of his innovative research, outstanding patient-centered care and inspiring contributions to medical education.
May 9, 2013 11:26
In 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl in Lourdes, France. The vision encouraged her to drink of the fountain. With no fountain in sight, the young girl dug at a spot designated by the apparition, and a spring began to flow.
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Loyola School of Nursing Researchers and Hines VA to Study Mindfulness in Women Veterans at Risk for Heart Disease
May 9, 2013 11:22
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) researchers and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital recently were given an award to study mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in women veterans at risk for heart disease. They will receive approximately $1.1 million for this four-year study from the VA Nursing Research Initiative (NRI). MBSR is a form of complementary medicine that combines yoga and meditation.
Check out photos from this year's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Commencement ceremony, which took place May 11 at Gentile Arena on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.more
May 24, 2013 11:1
The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing held its spring 2013 Honors and Pinning ceremony and reception on May 10, 2013, at the Lake Shore Campus. The event honored bachelor of science in nursing graduates and recognized outstanding achievements.
April 26, 2013 1:46
Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS, senior vice president and provost of the Health Sciences Division at Loyola University Chicago, has been awarded the President’s Leadership Award from the American Burn Association (ABA). Dr. Gamelli is a past president of the ABA and currently serves as president of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI).
April 19, 2013 3:42
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is hosting 40 nurses from the Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences today, April 19, at the Health Sciences Campus, for an informational session about its RN-to-BSN program. The school previously welcomed 37 nurses and their faculty from China for a similar session last month.
April 17, 2013 2:48
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing dietetic interns and Stritch School of Medicine students will host Family Champions, an event for families active at Maywood Fine Arts (MFA) to learn about the importance of healthy eating.
April 17, 2013 1:49
The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing honored three alumni and two students at the Fourth Annual Alumni Awards Mass and Brunch on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the University’s Lake Shore Campus.
April 11, 2013 3:32
Linda Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, has received the 2013 Senior Scientist Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Dr. Janusek is a professor and the Niehoff Endowed Chair for Research at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON).
April 17, 2013 1:47
Karen Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, has received the Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society Research Section 2013 Early Investigator Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.
February 28, 2013 11:10
The Alumni Board of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing invite alumni to return to Loyola University Chicago to celebrate Alumni Weekend on April 13–14, 2013. Activities will take place on both the Lake Shore and Health Sciences campuses.
April 5, 2013 9:42
Karen Fishe, RN, APN, NNP-BC, PhD in Nursing student, was awarded the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau International/Doris Bloch Research Award, honorary society for nursing. This grant will support her dissertation research titled: "Impact of Maternal Childhood Adversity on the Psycho-Neuroendocrine-Inflammatory Profile During Pregnancy." The Doris Bloch Research Award was established through Sigma Theta Tau International to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.
March 27, 2013 4:41
More than 250 Loyola medical and nursing students gathered March 13, 2013, for an Interprofessional Education Day on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus to learn how to work as a team to deliver safe and effective care for patients.
March 21, 2013 12:8
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty and students have stepped up to the challenge of promoting health in a fun and engaging way for a diverse student population in a high school setting.
March 18, 2013 9:26
Join Loyola University Chicago in honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth) Encyclical by attending the working conference – “Building Peace in Chicago and Beyond” – on Saturday March 23rd from 8:30am to 12:30pm in the Klarchek Information Commons on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.
February 28, 2013 11:8
The 2013 Annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium, dedicated to health care for everyone, will focus on research by multidisciplinary leaders including researchers, clinicians, caregivers and educators. This event will take place from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, Ill.
March 7, 2013 4:24
The Dietetic Internship program had a 100% pass rate on the Registration Examination for Dieticians, for the July to December, 2012 examination period. The Loyola University Chicago Dietetic Internship (LDI) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), an agency of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
March 4, 2013 11:17
Karen Fishe, PhD in Nursing student, has been awarded the Sigma Theta Tau International/Doris Bloch Research Award in the amount of $5000. This grant will support her dissertation research titled: "Impact of Maternal Childhood Adversity on the Psycho-Neuroendocrine-Inflammatory Profile During Pregnancy." The Doris Bloch Research Award was established through Sigma Theta Tau International to encourage nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through research.
February 28, 2013 1:3
Students at Proviso East High School in Maywood, Ill. will soon have the opportunity to learn about the importance of healthy snacking during National Nutrition Month in March. Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing dietetic intern, Sara Casey, will reach more than 200 students on Monday, March 11, 2013, with classroom presentations on healthy snacks to help students feel and perform their best.
February 14, 2013 2:11
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty established a school-based health center in Proviso East High School more than a decade ago in response to growing health-care disparities in this underserved community. Since its inception, thousands of students have benefited from the center’s primary health care, school physicals, immunizations and social work, mental health, nutrition and laboratory services.
January 14, 2013 3:54
Four seniors from the Exercise Science Program at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing participated in the Chicago Sport Psychology Network’s Annual Symposium held at the University of Illinois, College of Applied Health Sciences, on December 8, 2012.
January 9, 2013 12:2
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing alumna Kathy Camacho Carr, BSN ’71, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) by Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health & Human Services.
January 10, 2013 12:5
The Graduate Program of the Niehoff School of Nursing Loyola University Chicago announces Spring course offerings. The goal of these programs is to enable alumni, graduate students, nurses and other health professionals, and friends to gain multi-cultural and international experiences, engage in the arts and contemplate the work of civic, religious, and artistic leaders in the Eternal City!
December 11, 2012 1:43
Twelve students in the Health Systems Management (HSM) Program of Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing were inducted into the undergraduate chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta. Friends and faculty attended the event in the Quinlan Life Sciences Building atrium.
December 12, 2012 11:42
While many university professors are busy with study groups and student meetings in preparation for final exams, Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, ANP, CYI, has turned to sun salutations and savasanas.
December 11, 2012 1:48
Hundreds of people attended a health fair and flu shot clinic at Cristo Rey High School in Chicago earlier this month. The event was hosted by Loyola University Chicago nursing, dietetics, exercise science, medical and health systems management students.
November 9, 2012 10:1
Loyola University Chicago is playing an integral role in providing specialized training and support for students in health sciences who are preparing to serve as health-care professionals in the U.S. military. Loyola offers a targeted mentor program and lecture series twice a year that provides insight into the unique role of caring for the health needs of veterans, service members and military families.
October 24, 2012 12:40
Nola Pender, PhD, RN, FAAN, was recently named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing for her lifetime achievements in nursing. The Living Legend Designation is the Academy’s highest recognition.
October 24, 2012 1:9
Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN (MSN ’91, PhD ’98), was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing Oct. 13, 2012. This event took place at the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC.
October 19, 2012 2:35
Lee Schmidt, PhD, RN, recently was named a University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies Alumnus of Distinction. Dr. Schmidt is an associate professor, the senior associate dean of Academic Affairs and director of the PhD program at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.
October 19, 2012 1:5
Judith Jennrich, PhD, RN, ACNP, associate professor, at the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, has been selected as a 2012 Power of Nursing Leadership SAGE award winner. The SAGE award honors nurses who mentor and support leaders of today while looking for ways to guide nurse leaders of tomorrow.
October 5, 2012 9:46
Two MSN nursing students, Jaime Rohde and Lisa Spiewak, were awarded Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice from the American Cancer Society, the largest private not-for-profit funding source for cancer research and training in the United States.
July 23, 2012 9:48
The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing invites students who currently live in West Suburban Cook County and have lived there for the past three years to apply for two new nursing scholarships.
A six-bed virtual hospital and home-care simulated environment opened in August 2012 within the new Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.more
Photo montage shows the steady advance in construction for the new Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing building on the Maywood campus of Loyola University Chicago.more
October 4, 2012 1:35
Gender-specific group therapy is effective for treating depressed women with Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research.
Prof. Meg Gulanick says DNPs can find careers leading quality/safety initiatives, directing departments, educating professionals, consulting, and practicing at the highest level in their specialty. more
January 4, 2013 4:46
The Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing held its Winter 2012 Honors and Pinning ceremony and reception on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Lake Shore Campus.