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Stritch School of Medicine Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates Hope and Healing
Professor Mamdouh Bakhos, MD, FACS, will be Honored with Stritch Medal

MAYWOOD, Ill — The Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine 65th Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 21 at the Field Museum in Chicago. The event celebrates the school’s role in offering hope for a brighter tomorrow through its education of medical students and commitment to healing those most in need. This 65th dinner is led by co-chairs Judi Duchossois and Herta Cuneo.

At the dinner, Stritch will present its highest honor, the Stritch Medal, to Mamdouh Bakhos, MD, FACS, professor and chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. The evening will also recognize 18 young adults from the Chicago area for participating in the Stritch Junior Service League, a volunteer organization that continues the Stritch tradition of service to the community. This year’s class contributed 3,500 volunteer hours to four social service agencies.

“Stritch medical students dedicate themselves to becoming outstanding doctors. Their clinical skills, academic excellence, and biomedical research are used to care for patients and reduce health disparities locally and globally,” said Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, dean and chief diversity officer, Stritch School of Medicine. “With support from dinner attendees for the past 65 years, our graduates have spread across the world to serve the sick, with a dedicated and enduring focus on those underserved or affected by injustice.”

The Annual Awards Dinner raises money to support medical student scholarships and continues to be a major fundraising event for the school. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing. Individual tickets are $650 each; table sponsorships start at $6,500.

For more information, please visit LUC.edu/stritchdinner.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.

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