Dr. Julie DeLoia is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Sciences and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Her current research focus is on the genetic variables that contribute to chemotherapy effectiveness in ovarian cancer patients.
Dr. DeLoia earned her PhD in Human Genetics from the Johns Hopkins University. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in developmental genetics, she spent a summer at the Max-Planck Institute in Freiburg, Germany as a visiting scientist and before joining the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1992, where she earned tenure. Dr. DeLoia has authored 45 manuscripts, has been awarded both federal and non-federal funding and has served on multiple NIH study sections.
Her work with revising the medical school curriculum in Genetics and Genomics earned her the Kenneth E. Schuit Dean's Master Educator Award in 2006 and induction into the inaugural class of Academy of Master Educators. From 2002 through 2007, she served as the Director of Research for the Ovarian Cancer Center of the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the faculty and administration of the School of Nursing & Health Studies in August of 2007.