School of Public Health News
By: Givan Hinds, MPH Global Health
School of Public Health
*Pictured above - Dr. Pramil Singh (seated second from left) meets with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Mongolia.
Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) has been awarded a Global Research Award for Nicotine Dependence (GRAND). GRAND is an independently-reviewed competitive grants program supported by Pfizer to fund research into the treatment of tobacco and nicotine dependence.
A team of LLU MBA students placed fourth in the Health Care Executives of Southern California Western Regional College Bowl held in Los Angeles on April 7, 2017. The four students were Olivia White, Michael Bennett, Nichole Patel, and Rose Kim. Dr. Ed McField was the faculty sponsor who helped coordinate the team.
By Peter C. Gleason, PhD
Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) is among the first in the U.S. to prepare students for workplace communication and conflict management with TotalSDI. Developed in the 1950’s by psychologist Dr. Elias Porter, the TotalSDI program assesses personal motivations as a gateway for understanding communication style, preferred strengths, and responses to conflict.
By Mihray Sharip, Environmental Health Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety
Polyphenols are a class of phytochemicals; it is the generic term for several thousand plant-based molecules that may have antioxidant properties as well as other bioactive physiological mechanisms. Polyphenols consist of different phenolic compound subclasses that include flavonoids, phenolic acids, stilbenes and lignans.
The sale and use of tobacco products is a public health concern and is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. Pharmacies are places where people go to purchase medicine and products that increase their well-being and health. However, most pharmacies in the United States also sell and market the use of cigarettes in their stores. Tobacco products are known to cause more than 480,000 deaths a year in the United States. The use of tobacco affects not only those who use these products but also the environment and the individuals that live in those communities.
On January 18, 2017, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held a ceremony that honored two faculty from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health; Dr. Larry Beeson, DrPH, Epidemiologist and Dr. Sam Soret, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist. The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) released their position paper on vegetarian diets December of 2016. The paper frequently references research conducted by nutrition faculty from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) and the Adventist Health Studies (AHS).