Thank You and Merry Christmas

December 20, 2017

Dear Loyola Health Sciences Community,

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to thank you all for your tireless work and contributions towards educating our students, furthering our mission of social justice, working on research breakthroughs, and caring for patients. I am endlessly grateful for the passion and commitment each and every one of you bring to our Maywood campus and the greater Loyola community.

Please remember that the University will be closed the week of Christmas—December 25–29, along with January 1. I hope you enjoy this gift of time and spend it relaxing with family and friends. To those researchers and support staff who will be on campus that week, we thank you for your commitment to the institution. Please be sure to work out a time with your supervisor to take advantage of these days off within the 45-day window before or after the closure.

The start of the New Year also marks the beginning of my role as acting provost and chief academic officer for all Loyola campuses. As I mentioned in my town hall meeting last month, I will be on the Health Sciences Campus on Mondays and Fridays, and at the Water Tower Campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Although I will try to adhere to this schedule, I will also be available when needed Tuesday-Thursday on the Health Sciences Campus. I will continue to have an open door policy and will do my absolute best to be available to answer all your questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me as I learn how to best manage the two roles.

As beautifully displayed in this video, our students call Loyola home and you, our faculty and staff, bring the spirit of the holidays alive through your work and more importantly your care for one another—truly embodying the Jesuit belief of cura personalis. I am so grateful to be a part of this community with you.

I hope you find time over the break to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy time with friends and family. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and New Year.

Merry Christmas!


Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN
Provost, Health Sciences Division