COVID-19 Research Community Guidance  (Updated 07/29/2020)

Welcome to the Office of the Vice Dean of Research!

Our mission is to foster and promote a collaborative environment that encourages innovative approaches to tackle contemporary challenges in biomedicine, addressing health and disease across the spectrum of age, gender and ethnicities, with an eye to promoting a healthier tomorrow.

Office of the VDR Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the resource for Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) faculty, staff, students and administration on all aspects of research administration and support.

Administrative Research Leadership Team   

Meharvan Singh, PhD

Vice Provost for Research

Loyola University Chicago

Vice Dean of Research

Professor in Dept of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Stritch School of Medicine



Maria Pelc

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research


Samantha Bynum, MS

Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research Administrative Research Coordinator





Last Updated 10/19/2020