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.
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.
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.