Scholar Perks

Dear Loyola Trainees:

The Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing are very interested in acknowledging and celebrating your research efforts.  Effective immediately, the Office of Research Services will provide a Scholar Perk for your research accomplishments. 

Who qualifies for Scholar Perks?
Any Loyola trainee (medical student, postdoctoral trainee, resident, fellow, nursing student or graduate student) 

How many authors are eligible for a Scholar Perk?
All Loyola trainees listed as authors are eligible for a Scholar Perk.  For example, for a paper with 6 authors including a student and a resident, both trainees (student and resident) are eligible for a Scholar Perk.

Can a body of work (i.e. paper) receive multiple Scholar Perks if it was presented (orally or poster), published AND received an AWARD?
Absolutely!  We hope this happens FREQUENTLY.

How far back does the Scholar Perk program go?
The Program goes back to January 2010.  There is no limit to the number of Scholar Perks during a single trainee’s time at Loyola.

For each of the following research activities, you will be rewarded with a Scholar Perk $5 card for Jazzman or the Loyola cafeteria.

  • Peer-reviewed publication
    Please provide evidence of acceptance
  • National, international research presentations (oral or poster, based on competitive abstract submission)
    Please provide evidence of presentation
  • Research awards (i.e. best paper, young investigator awards, etc.)
    Please provide details of award so that we can celebrate with you!

How do I get the Scholar Perk?

  • By email or in person, submit evidence of the award or dissemination of your research work to the Office of Research Services on the 4th floor of the Stritch School of Medicine Building. 
  • Maria Pelc ( is primarily responsible for handling this program.  She can be located in the Office of Research Services in the CTRE Building 115, 1st floor.  

We look forward to hearing about the dissemination of your research efforts!

With all best wishes for success in your research,

Steven Goldstein, MD
Dean and Chief Diversity Officer
Stritch School of Medicine

Mitchell Denning, PhD
Interim Vice Dean for Research
Stritch School of Medicine