LLUSM unveils three new biomedical sciences programs

By Genesis Gonzalez, LLUH News Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Medicine is adding three new biomedical sciences programs — cancer, development and regenerative biology (CDRB); infection, immunity and inflammation (III); and neuroscience, systems biology and bioengineering (NSBB) — available in master and doctoral degrees, to modernize and promote translational research. Applications are now being accepted for all three programs.

The magic of Match Day

By Genesis Gonzalez, LLUH News The day medical students dream about has finally arrived — Match Day. Eager fourth-year medical students at Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Medicine and across the country have just learned where they will be spending the next few years of their careers.
Lawrence Loo, MD, won the Kinzer-Rice award for teaching excellence on February 8, 2018

Lawrence Loo, MD, recognized for teaching excellence with Kinzer-Rice Award

On February 8, Associate Dean of Educational Quality and Outcomes Lawrence Loo, MD, became the sixth recipient of the Kinzer-Rice Award, which honors faculty who exemplify excellence in teaching at Loma Linda University. The presentation ceremony for the award took place during the Faculty Development Showcase.

Center for Health Disparities earns $2.6 million for efforts to increase diversity in graduate education

The Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine was recently awarded more than $2.6 million to fund a program that has vastly increased the number of highly qualified minority students in biomedical doctoral programs.  The award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will continue supporting the “LLU-NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program” (LLU-NIH IMSD), which was designed to guide underrepresented minority students through their PhD studies and to

Inaugural Longo Symposium set for January 9

By Larry Kidder One of the leading experts in fetal development will give the keynote address at the inaugural Longo Symposium on January 9 at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Peter W. Nathanielsz, MD, PhD, ScD, distinguished research professor in Life Course Studies at the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will give his presentation “From Womb to Tomb: The Interaction of Developmental Programming and Aging Mechanisms.”  Nathanielsz is one of eight translational research experts speaking at the symposium, which will be held from 8:30 a.m.

Loma Linda University Health becomes the largest academic health care provider of lifestyle medicine

Six faculty at Loma Linda University Health are among the first 204 physicians nationwide to be certified by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, making LLUH the largest academic health care provider of lifestyle medicine specialists. The only other organization to also employ six lifestyle medicine specialists is Premise Health for Cummins Inc., manufacturers of diesel and gas engines. With the certification of these physicians, LLUH reaffirms its commitment to be a leader in lifestyle medicine, which treats the underlying cause of chronic disease by changing behaviors like eating

LLUH jumpstarts Christian African residency program to fill vital health care gap

More than a decade ago, Kevin Shannon, MD, MPH, was serving as medical director of Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. He struggled to keep enough staff at the hospital to support the new family medicine residency program, especially around the holidays. “I realized it would have been really nice to have an organization that would be a resource for mission hospitals trying to train national physicians,” Shannon recalled.

Grateful patient starts Christmas teddy bear drive for LLU Children's Hospital

When Caden Henderson was admitted to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital last year, his mother, Jill, was beside herself. Caden had never been sick enough to need to stay at the hospital before. What was she supposed to do? She grabbed an old teddy bear from their house and brought it to his hospital room. Caden, who was 11 at the time, had outgrown stuffed animals but she thought a small piece of home would be comforting.