Loyola’s Health Sciences Division Gains International Leader in Medical Education

News Archive January 02, 2013

Loyola’s Health Sciences Division Gains International Leader in Medical Education

William C. McGaghie, Ph.D. to Lead Leischner Institute
MAYWOOD, Ill. – William C. McGaghie, Ph.D., has been named the director of the Leischner Institute for the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division, one of the nation’s most innovative programs for medical professional training.

“Dr. McGaghie is a wonderful addition to the leadership core here at Loyola. His vast knowledge of the field of medicine has made him internationally renowned as an educator, able to transform students into highly effective and compassionate medical professionals.  We are eager to see how he will enrich the wonderful programs already established here at Loyola,” said Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS, senior vice president and provost of Health Sciences at Loyola University Chicago.

As director of the Leischner Institute, McGaghie will hold joint appointments at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. He will guide educational research and interprofessional programs that bring together future physicians, nurses and medical researchers to create a more cohesive team resulting in better patient care.

McGaghie also will provide vision, direction and coordination of faculty educational research programs, initiatives and policies. By supporting the development of knowledge and skill, he will help the Leischner Institute sustain a community of lifelong learners capable of meeting the current and future challenges of academic medicine.

Before joining Loyola on Jan. 1, McGaghie was the Jacob R. Suker, MD, professor of Medical Education and a professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He also was a member of the Northwestern University Graduate faculty.

He is a sought-after lecturer, having been keynote speaker and guest lecturer at academic institutions and medical conferences around the world. He currently sits on the editorial board for MedEdWorld, Simulation in Healthcare, Advances in Health Sciences Education, Teaching and Learning in Medicine and Medical Teacher. He is a manuscript reviewer for numerous academic publications and journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Internal Medicine, American Education Research Journal, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Journal of Women’s Health.

He has contributed to medical textbooks and is the author of several books on medical education. In addition, he has written for some of the nation’s most prestigious academic publications and has been active in research concerning patient safety and the training of medical professionals.

For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at epolsley@lumc.edu or call (708) 216-5313 or (708) 417-5100.

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The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.
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