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Loyola University Chicago: Names Founding Dean for New Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Loyola University Chicago has appointed Dr. Elaine H. Morrato, founding dean of its new Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health, effective February 1, 2020.

Dr. Morrato comes to Loyola from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where she was associate dean for public health practice, previous interim dean, and tenured professor of health systems, management, and policy.

“A leader, collaborator, teacher, and mentor, Elaine Morrato is the ideal individual to grow the Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health as its founding dean,” said Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, president, Loyola University Chicago.

Prior to joining the University of Colorado in 2004, Dr. Morrato worked extensively in health services research. For 15 years, she led multi-disciplinary research teams and facilitated the commercialization of new drug products in Procter & Gamble’s global Health Care Division. She is also an advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“Dr. Morrato’s commitment to and expertise in designing and accelerating the translation of knowledge and evidence-based programs into practice will help transform and inform how we teach our students,” said Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, interim provost and chief academic officer and senior vice president, strategy and innovation, Loyola University Chicago.

“I am delighted to join Loyola University Chicago as Founding Dean of its Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health and I look forward to working with students, faculty, and staff to create a School that embraces an entrepreneurial spirit to improve health outcomes from bench to bedside and from practice to population,” said Dr. Morrato.

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