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“Loyola and Parkinson have the right approach for creating scalable, sustainable solutions for improving societal health and reducing health inequities,” says Michael Bloom, incoming founding director of the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Announcing the founding director of CHIE

Michael Bloom, PhD, will lead Parkinson’s Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Pitch your solutions at the intersection of health equity and climate change for a chance to split $75,000.

Announcing the Loyola Chicago Health Equity Quest

The competition in partnership with MATTER will advance solutions at the cross-section of health equity and climate change. Winners split $75,000.

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Amy Bohnert (left) is a professor of clinical and developmental psychology at Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences. Trish Sheean (right) is an associate professor of dietetics at Loyola's Parkinson School.

CHOIR and Health EQ Collaborative announce funding recipients

Funding awarded to two studies focused on addressing health disparities.

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Senior Spotlight: Isabelle Stewart

BSPH senior Isabelle Stewart reflects on Loyola experience

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Senior Spotlight: Vinti Bakhshi

BSPH senior Vinti Bakhshi reflects on Loyola experience

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Spero Manson announced as 2022 Commencement Speaker

Leading Native American health expert will give keynote address at May 11 Commencement ceremony for the Parkinson School

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Analyzing behavioral trends of teens

Study led by Parkinson faculty examines the prevalence of opioid misuse, social support, and suicide attempts among American Indian/Alaska Native high school students

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Faculty Spotlight: Samie Tootooni

Professor reflects on the Parkinson School's interdisciplinary culture, informatics research

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Changing the system from within

Radhika Arora’s commitment to advancing health equity and improving healthcare access

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Caring for the community

Village Press article highlights CERCL's ongoing vaccine, testing, and support efforts in surrounding communities.

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Loyola student elected to AAPHP executive board 

As the sole student representative, Alyssa Stuck will advocate on behalf of public health students from the 22 member school of the Association of Accredited Programs of Public Health.

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Elaine Morrato signs amicus brief supporting OSHA's vaccinate-or-test mandate

Parkinson's founding dean joins other deans and public health scholars from across the nation in amicus brief.

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Student Spotlight: Amanda Gelasi

Parkinson Scholar combines dietetic passion with interdisciplinary education

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President's Medallion 2021-22

Alyssa Stuck reflects on her experiences at Loyola as an online graduate student and how they’ve shaped her outlook on health care and public health.

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From left to right: Mihir Shah, Dr. Katherine Grill, and Dr. Yair Saperstein

Winners announced for 2021 Innovation Challenge

Katherine Grill, PhD, of Neolth has been selected to receive a $35,000 award, and two runners-up have been selected to each receive a $20,000 award.

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APHA honors Daniel Swartzman with Lifetime Achievement Award

Associate professor recognized for contributions to public health law

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Loyola & Lyfebulb announce 2021 Innovation Challenge Jury

Judging panel consists of leading public health and industry professionals from across the country.

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Loyola and Lyfebulb announce 11 finalists for 2021 Innovation Challenge

Finalists will compete for a total of $75,000 to be distributed among up to three winners

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Faculty Spotlight: Fares Qeadan

Meet Associate Professor of Biostatistics Fares Qeadan

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Congratulations to our Fall 2021 Parkinson Scholars

The Parkinson Scholars represent a group of exceptionally talented students from the school’s Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, and Public Health Sciences departments.

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Loyola faculty appointed to 
2021 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners

Maggie Ozan Rafferty joins an elite board that evaluates nominees for the nation’s highest honor in organizational innovation and performance excellence.

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Loyola researchers join global team to publish groundbreaking research in Science

Large-scale study shows new understanding of how and when human metabolism changes

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Faculty Spotlight: Ruth Kafensztok

Educating the future public health workforce

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Sarah Strom (left) and Natalie Contreras (right) will present their research at the American Public Health Association's 2021 annual meeting.

Future leaders in women’s health

Public health students take national stage to present research.

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Alumni Spotlight: JB Bertumen

Parkinson alumnus accepted to CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship.

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Loyola resident uses data to develop surgeon-scientist career

Dr. Kulshrestha: "Informatics can unlock data and make it more accessible."

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World Food Prize Foundation selects Maya Roytman for prestigious internship

Public health student Maya Roytman will join the World Food Prize Foundation as one of its 2021 George Washington Carver Summer Interns.

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Parkinson's Lara Dugas receives AXA Research Chair in Africa

“Our thanks to AXA for recognizing the importance of funding collaborative, inter-disciplinary, global research to promote health equity and to our partner, the University of Cape Town,” said Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH, CPH, founding dean of the Parkinson School.

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Celebration of the Magis

Recognizing Exercise Science and Healthcare Administration graduates and their constant drive to learn more and be of greater service.

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Commencement 2021

Register for Parkinson Commencement Week events!

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Building Bridges to Better Health During National Public Health Week and Beyond

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is proud to be a partner with the American Public Health Association during its National Public Health Week.

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Lessons in public health

High schoolers learn from MPH students in new virtual workshop

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Alumni Achievement 

The Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum honored Jordan Wirtz with the ACHE Administrative Fellow Leadership Award.

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COVID-19 and You

Please note our 2021 summer courses are still being finalized. Many of the courses listed here will be offered again, so please check back regularly for updates.

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Celebrate our inaugural cohort of social justice scholars

Named for Loyola alumni Robert (“Bob”) and Betty Parkinson, this award honors their commitment to helping ensure access to quality health care and the recognition that health care is a basic human right.

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Student Spotlight: Dana Varughese (BS '21)

Loyola Healthcare Administration student wins 3rd place in national essay competition

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Health-EQ Call for Proposals

To reach our vision of a more just society, we are soliciting proposals aiming to reduce health inequalities focused on: 1. Community Engagement / Partnership; 2. Education; or 3. Research.

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Death Rates, Racial Equities Worsening in Several US Cities

Study finds an extra 3,804 black individuals die each year in Chicago due to higher death rates than white population.

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From physics to patient care

Parkinson’s Master of Science in Medical Physics program opens enrollment for Fall 2021

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Using AI to detect Parkinson’s Disease

A conversation with Associate Professor of Health Informatics and Data Science Oguz Akbilgic

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Photo by: Candice C. Cusic Photography

Dogs Are Mobilizing to Save Their Humans

The Save Da Hoomans™ campaign is about dogs mobilizing to help save their humans from physical and mental health issues so that they can live longer, happier, healthier lives together.

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Student Perspectives: Conor Deal

Conor Deal talks about his experience in Parkinson's Master of Exercise Science program.

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Field Notes: Exercise Science

John Ryan De Leon talks about his experience and journey within the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health at Loyola University Chicago.

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Student Perspectives: Katherine Graham

Dietetic Internship Program graduate, Katherine Graham, talks how she knew a career in dietetics was for her.

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Student Perspectives: Natrina Kennedy

Master of Public Health student, Natrina Kennedy, talks about the benefits of studying Public Health at the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health.

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Parkinson team wins national case competition

Three Loyola University Chicago students win the Penn State 2020 Case Competition.

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Health Informatics Seminar Series

“An Under-the-Hood Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks for Epidemiologists and Health Sciences”

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Loyola University Chicago Receives $1.09M Grant to Support COVID-19 Community Outreach, Research

Walder Foundation names Loyola a Chicago Coronavirus Assessment Network (Chicago CAN) grant recipient

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Student Perspectives: Margaux Whitehead

Loyola Chicago student, Margaux Whitehead, talks about what it means to be studying Public Health at Parkinson during COVID-19.

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Senator Durbin at Loyola

Senator Dick Durbin joins Loyola in push for better COVID-19 testing support for universities

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Lauren Warnecke on "Talk About the Industry"

Loyola University Chicago's Lauren Warnecke talks about her career in dance, applying the principles of sports science to dancer performance, COVID-19’s effect on the industry and more during her interview with "Talk About The Industry."

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CHOIR and Health EQ grants focus on projects related to COVID

Loyola University Chicago’s Health EQ Collaborative and Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR) will fund four proposals in 2020, all focusing on COVID-19 research or community engagement and partnerships.

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Finding resilience and strength from her community during COVID-19

Mitali Shah, MPH, has been working on the front lines of health care since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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“Por Favor, No Dejas que mi Hermana Muera”: A doctor’s perspective on COVID-19

Elizabeth Stranges wakes up every morning and prepares for the battle against COVID-19. As a chief resident in the Loyola University Chicago Internal Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Stranges risks her health daily to care for our community.

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Perspectives from the front lines of a public health crisis

Less than two years into their careers at the McHenry County Health Department, Chloe Cavida and Ryan Sachs (MPH ’17) are being challenged to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Beyond Crisis Management

Preparing for what's next in facing COVID-19

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Evening of Excellence Celebrates Graduates’ Final Projects 

On May 4, 24 students completing a Master of Public Health or Master of Science program will gather in virtual rooms to share their final projects, engage in scholarly discourse and learn from fellow students and faculty.

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Hidden Heroes

Global pandemic highlights importance of medical laboratory scientists

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Loyolans for Others

Dietetics interns and nutrition students help provide healthy meals to vulnerable communities.

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President’s Medallion Recipient

Standout Health Care Administration Student Receives President’s Medallion

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Hiding in Plain Sight

The medical lab scientist helps run a lab, identify and differentiate cells, and understands pathologies.

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How climate change affects the spread of Zika

Loyola researcher Justin Harbison is among the experts looking at ways to control the spread of mosquito-borne illness.

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COVID-19 Study

Study finds patients with end-stage kidney disease in poor urban areas at high risk for COVID-19

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Test, trace, advocate

Colleagues from across Loyola team up to support local communities impacted by COVID-19

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New Normal Campaign

Join Loyola and Chicago ITM partners in empowering everyone to get involved in making discoveries to improve human health.

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