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Loyola Experts to Discuss HIV at Wheaton's Studio Movie Grill

WHAT:     Paul O’Keefe, MD, Loyola University Health System infectious disease specialist and a national expert on HIV, will be available to answer questions about the virus following a showing of the movie Philadelphia at the Wheaton Studio Movie Grill. Michael Gill, MD, director of the Loyola Center for Health at Wheaton, also will be on hand to answer questions.

Philadelphia is the story of lawyer who is fired by his law firm when he is diagnosed with AIDS. The story reveals fears many have concerning the spread of the disease. The movie was inspired by the true story of Geoffrey Bower who faced discrimination after contracting AIDS.

"These times when we come together as a community to discuss real health topics affecting our lives is amazing. At every event there is someone who spontaneously stands up and shares their own life experience with the topic in front of a group of strangers and adds such an incredible human dimension," Gill said.

Loyola University Health System and Studio Movie Grill Wheaton have partnered to offer a special monthly film series. On the first Thursday of each month admission is free to a Studio Movie Grill screening of a movie with a health topic. Loyola University Health System provides a panel of experts to answer questions following the film.

WHEN:     6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013

WHERE:  Studio Movie Grill Wheaton, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton IL 60189

MEDIA:     For media inquiries, please contact Evie Polsley at or call (708) 216-5313.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

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