Public Health Sciences is an academic department within Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. While the discipline of public health has traditionally been disconnected from clinical medicine it is now widely accepted that to meet the challenges of the 21st century we are creating a health system where research, education and patient care function as a fully integrated whole.
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Featured Faculty Member: Michael Zilliox, Ph.D.
Department of Public Health Sciences Faculty member, Michael Zilliox Ph.D., and his colleagues have identified a tumor gene that may help to predict survival outcomes in patients with cancer of the mouth and tongue. If the gene is expressed (turned on), patients are 4.6 times more likely to die at any given time, according to a their work.
Dr. Michael Zilliox and lab manager Gina Kuffel working with next-generation sequencers