Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Division is comprised of about 980 faculty members and more than 2,200 students who are committed to excellence in health sciences education, practice, and research.

Our mission is to advance the University’s commitment to a socially just world by developing health care leaders and improving human health through education and research grounded in Jesuit, Catholic values. We expect our graduates to lead lives of consequence in the spirit of the Jesuit’s call to become women and men for others, especially for those most in need.

Our division is comprised of many different departments, institutes, centers, and schools, and I believe that we are only as strong as each of our individual parts. All of our units, including the Stritch School of Medicine, Niehoff School of Nursing, biomedical programs of The Graduate School, and Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health must work collectively to move forward in the ever-changing higher education, research, and health care landscapes.

We also cannot enhance our position without our clinical partners at the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health. This partnership allows our students to learn under the expertise of physicians who deliver compassionate and uncompromising care. It also brings our education and research to the point of care and allows us to stay at the cutting-edge of science and health care research. 

Our research enterprise, which is housed in the 225,000-square-foot Center for Translational Research and Education focuses on new discoveries and improving health with emphasis on eliminating health disparities.