To encourage action and education on health disparities, the Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM) at Loma Linda University School of Medicine is hosting a webinar series as part of National Minority Health Month. Led by CHDMM faculty, the webinar series will cover health topics such as chronic diseases (obesity and diabetes), cancer (prostate, breast, and gastrointestinal) and academic programs to increase diversity in the biomedical field. Wednesday, April 21, at noon Topic: Diverse Biomedical Workforce Addressing the importance of diversity in the biomedic
Earlier today, fourth-year medical students at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and across the country just learned where they will start their residency training after graduation. Students from Loma Linda University School of Medicine’s class of 2021 will start their residencies at numerous programs across the nation including Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Vanderbilt University, University of San Diego, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and University of Washington to name a few. In compliance with guidelines from the C
Two Loma Linda University School of Medicine students, Samantha Harris and Devon Scott, have released their fourth book as part of their series to teach children about health topics and the variety of medical specialties. The new children’s book, “What is a Heartbeat,” features two sisters, Millie and Suzie, going to the doctor with their grandmother where they learn about the heart, how it beats and how it helps deliver oxygen to the body.
Incoming first-year medical student, Kalisa Lum, recently served as a runner at a COVID-19 testing site in San Bernardino. Incoming medical students and siblings, Kalisa and Joshua Lum, also twins, recently responded to the demand for support at the SACHS clinic in San Bernardino providing assistance at a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site.
More than 75 alumni, faculty, leadership and supporters gathered virtually for a special program to honor the Minority Introduction to the Health Sciences (MITHS) program on February 21. The virtual gala celebrated the past, present and future of MITHS where many stories were told, alumni reunited and hopes for the future of the program were affirmed. Established by Leroy A.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine has appointed Sharon Lum, MD, FACS, as chair of Department of Surgery. Lum has been a dedicated breast surgeon for 20 years and specializes in caring for patients with malignant and benign conditions of the breast. Her research interests include healthcare disparities and quality measures in breast cancer care, and she enjoys mentoring trainees in clinical and health systems research. “Dr.
A Loma Linda University School of Nursing student chats with a community member about what to expect from the COVID-19 vaccine. Loma Linda University health professions students are playing a crucial role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in San Bernardino County by administering tens of thousands of vaccines to patients from throughout the Inland Empire. Several hundred students from School of Allied Health Professions, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy have volunteered to administer vaccines in a number of community vaccin
Dr. Marvin Peters passed away on July 13, 2020, and requested that donations be made to Deferred Mission Appointment. Family members of the late Marvin Peters, PhD, a former professor and research scientist at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, presented a $100,000 check earlier this week in his memory to Loma Linda University. Loma Linda University Health President, Richard H.
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.