George D. Jackson, PhD, professor, Earth and Biological Sciences Department, returned from research trip at Lake Tanganyika in Burundi, Africa. Dr. Jackson was in the northern section of Lake Tanganyika conducting field and laboratory work focused on the iconic deepwater fish Cyphotilapia frontosa, along with Tropheus sp. and other fish species.
Loma Linda University’s office of Research Affairs and School of Medicine recently announced that five pairs of research teams won Grants for Research and School Partnerships (GRASP) Awards and Grants to Promote Collaborative and Translational Research (GCAT) Awards, respectively. The following teams received awards: Michael J. Davidson, MSE, MPH, CPO, assistant professor at LLU School of Allied Health Professions, and Lisa Zidek, MPT, supervisor physical therapist at Loma Linda University Medical Center — Medical Center GRASP Mark R.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine has appointed Travis Losey, MD, as chair of the Department of Neurology. Losey joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2008 and currently serves as an associate professor of neurology, and previously served as vice-chair for the Department of Neurology. “Dr.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine has appointed Francis Chan, MD, FAAP, FACP, as chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1998 and currently serves as an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and recently as vice chair for the Department of Pediatrics. “Dr. Chan continues the long-standing legacy of excellent pediatric care at Loma Linda. He follows in the footsteps of talented, committed department chairs that include Richard E. Chinnock, MD, John W. Mace, MD and Robert F.
Yamileth (Yami) Bazan, PhD, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs at Loma Linda University School of Medicine effective, September 13, 2021. Bazan is an experienced leader and educator with a reputation of developing people, systems and organizations with her focus the past 14 years being implementing successful student affairs programs and initiatives. “We are honored to have Dr. Bazan in this role and utilizing her diverse portfolio to bring insight and knowledge into the experiences, challenges and concerns of our students,” said Dr.
Loma Linda University School of Medicine has appointed Laren Tan, MD to serve as assistant dean for continuing medical education. He joined the Loma Linda University faculty in 2015 and currently serves as an associate professor of medicine. “Dr. Tan will be instrumental in this role as we continue to improve and develop educational development opportunities for our faculty physicians,” said Dr.
"I am proud of the LLUH women faculty physicians, resident physicians and medical students who make up this group. My women colleagues are comprised of a group of immensely talented people who carry numerous expectations and gracefully navigate their busy lives. I think of them as superheroes with the super power of connection with each other - a true village of support," said Dr. Tamara Thomas, dean
Loma Linda University School of Medicine professor Michael Pecaut, PhD, is one of 18 scientists selected to serve on the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space 2023-2032 steering committee by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Pecaut is the vice chair of the division of biomedical engineering sciences and the co-director for the neuroscience, systems biology, and bioengineering program within the department of basic sciences at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For over three decades, Pecaut has be
Students from Loma Linda University School of Medicine's class of 2025 took their first steps to becoming physicians during the White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Below are student reflections about what their white coat means to them. The hard work, and years of sacrifice from my parents to give me opportunities they never had. Both of my parents are immigrants, who migrated from Jamaica after getting married in hopes of a better life.
More than 40 research projects were presented at the 2021 Health Disparities Summer Research Poster Presentation, hosted by Loma Linda University School of Medicine’s Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM). The research trainees were part of the ABC (high school), the UTP (undergraduate), MTP (Medicine) and IMSD (PhD) programs that have been engaged in basic, and translational biomedical research at the Department of Basic Sciences, the Lawrence D.