Margaret Faut Callahan, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN, has been named provost of the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division. She will lead all academic initiatives in the health sciences division, which includes the Stritch School of Medicine, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the graduate school programs, according to a news release.
Callahan will join Loyola Sept. 1.
Callahan, who received her BSN from Loyola, serves as interim provost at Marquette University in Milwaukee and dean and professor of the university’s college of nursing. She has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and higher education, according to the release.
“Loyola played a large part in my development as a nurse and academic leader,” Callahan said in the release. “I look forward to joining the excellent team at the health sciences division and continuing to position Loyola as a leader in Catholic healthcare education and research and a home to emerging healthcare leaders, distinguished faculty and life-changing research programs.”
Callahan led the Marquette University College of Nursing through a successful reaccreditation, directed a comprehensive revision of the pre-licensure curriculum, expanded the college’s freshman class size by 77% and implemented the DNP program, according to the release. Before that, she spent many years at Rush University in Chicago where she served as professor, chairwoman of adult health nursing, director of the nurse anesthesia program and senior adviser to the simulation laboratory.
“Loyola is dedicated to excellence in education and research rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and we are excited about the proven leadership that Margaret will bring to Loyola as we continue to advance our work to better the lives and health of those we serve,” Michael J. Garanzini, president and CEO of Loyola University Chicago, said in the release. “This is a historic time for the health sciences division with the Niehoff School of Nursing expanding at the Health Sciences Campus and our new research building opening next spring. We are delighted to have Margaret join the university at such an exciting time.”
In addition to her Loyola degree, Callahan holds an MSN and a PhD in nursing science from Rush University College of Nursing. She has published research on pain management, palliative/end-of-life care and health policy.