By Genesis Gonzalez, LLUH News, September 2018 The Center for Health Disparities & Molecular Medicine at Loma Linda University Health is increasing access to science, medical and research fields for minority students in high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students by offering an innovative summer program where collaboration and hands-on experience in translational research and career development come together. A total of 80 students participated in this year’s summer programs, including the High School ABC Program, University Training Program (UTP),&
Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine study shows high-fat diet during adolescence may inhibit ability to cope with stress
A new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity shows that adolescent rats who consume a diet high in saturated fats have a harder time coping with stress as adults. Moreover, researchers from Loma Linda University in California found that the areas of the brain that handle the fear/stress response were altered to the point that subjects began exhibiting behaviors that mirror post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “The teen years are a very critical time for brain maturation, including how well (or not) we'll cope with stress as adults," said Dr.
By Sheann Brandon, LLUH News, August 2018 A Loma Linda University School of Medicine faculty member was awarded the 2018 International Space Station Compelling Results Award in Biology and Medicine in July for her research on the impact of microgravity and spaceflight on neonatal and adult cardiovascular progenitor cells. Mary Kearns-Jonker, PhD, received the award at the International Research and Development Conference on July 26 in San Francisco.
By Genesis Gonzalez, LLUH News, August 2018 Jonathan Sackett, a fourth-year medical student at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, was selected out of 115 applicants to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program for the 2018-2019 academic year.
By Heather Reifsnyder, LLUH News, August 2018 Landon Sayler, the first student to receive the Arthur Graham Maxwell Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of Religion, remembers being inspired by the ideas of the late Seventh-day Adventist theological statesman before he even knew Maxwell’s name. Maxwell was a professor of New Testament at Loma Linda University for 27 years, among many notable contributions to the church, and is widely known for his writings and teachings on the foundationally loving and trustworthy nature of God. As a professor, Maxwell had a passion for educa
By Genesis Gonzalez, LLUH News, July 2018 Finding something to do on an airplane has a new meaning for Dean LaBarba, MD, who in June traveled from Zurich to Los Angeles on a 12-hour flight and ended up saving the life of a fellow passenger after she abruptly collapsed. LaBarba, who graduated last month from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, was returning home with his wife, Ivy, after a celebratory trip to Sicily. It was on this trip he met his extended family for the first time.
For 45 days, School of Medicine research professor Michael J. Pecaut, PhD, lived in near total isolation, ensconced in a closed habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston with three strangers.
A paper entitled “Cervical spine imaging for young children with inflicted trauma: Expanding the injury pattern” received the 2018 Vogel award from the American Spinal Injury Association, which recognizes the most impactful paper on pediatric spinal cord injury from the preceding year. Winners are selected by the association’s Research and Awards Committee. Self-nominations are not accepted.
By Larry Kidder The Pathologists’ Assistant (PA) Program, part of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, celebrated its second class during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 27. Sixteen students graduated.
By Larry Becker, LLUH News Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine’s commencement service, held May 27 on the campus mall, honored the academic excellence of a new generation of 185 physicians and medical researchers who have completed this phase of their academic journey.