Research Trainees with CHDMM Faculty

Poster presentations highlight diversity and health disparities research

Increasing diversity in the health sciences is a major goal at Loma Linda University Health. An example of this effort will be highlighted next week during the Health Disparities Summer Research Poster Presentations, hosted by Loma Linda University School of Medicine’s Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM). The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center, from 2 p.m.
 J. Paul Jacobson, MD, MPH, FACR, chair of Department of Radiology

Jacobson Named Chair of Department of Radiology

Loma Linda University School of Medicine has appointed J. Paul Jacobson, MD, MPH, FACR, as chair of Department of Radiology. Dr. Jacobson joined Loma Linda University School of Medicine faculty in 2004. He serves as an associate professor of radiology, neurosurgery and basic sciences, and recently as vice chair for Department of Radiology. He is the director of the divisions of neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology. Until several months ago, he served for over 10 years as program director of the diagnostic radiology residency and the neuroradiology fellowship. “Dr.
Patient Decontamination

Medical students participate in course focused on critical and disaster events

With commencement a couple of weeks away, medical students are wrapping up their final requirements including participating in the Critical Event Response course to become familiar with the management and response to critical events. Held annually in May, students from the Schools of Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Pharmacy and Dentistry join medical students for the opportunity to collaborate and learn how to be effective responders in disaster events. More than 400 students were put into emergency response situations with hands-on experiences at the Centennial Complex and Simu
Loma Linda University Campus

Webinar Series on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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
Match Day 2021

Match Day is a Milestone for Loma Linda University School of Medicine Students

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
What is a Heart Book Cover

Loma Linda University medical students launch fourth children’s book

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.
Kalisa Lum at Covid test site

School of Medicine students stepping up to serve local community during the pandemic

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.
Leroy Reese

Loma Linda University School of Medicine celebrates legacy and future of MITHS program

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.
Sharon Lum

Lum Named Chair of Department of Surgery

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.