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San Bernardino Memorial Blood Drive

On Wednesday, January 6, come help celebrate the lives of our public health friends and colleagues lost in the San Bernardino tragedy by donating blood in their memory. A LifeStream bloodmobile will be in front of Nichol Hall from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. FOR EVERY LIFESAVING DONATION PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:

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Alumna Wins Emil Bogen Excellence in Research Award at 2014 SCPHA

Loma Linda University School of Public Health Alumna Dr. Ogbochi McKinney, received the Emil Bogen Excellence in Research Award at the 2014 Southern California Public Health Association. Dr. McKinney received the award, given annually, for research in Malawi she conducted as part of her dissertation entitled “Examining the Impact of Food Access and Medication Side Effects on Intentions to Adhere to Antiretroviral Therapy”.

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Loma Linda Research of San Bernardino Rail Yard Featured in Journal

An article titled “Experiences of a Rail Yard Community: Life is Hard” will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Environmental Health and is featured on the cover. The article, discussing the merits of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), comes out of the Center for Community Resilience, a part the Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH). The papers lead author, Dr.

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Study Finds Social Determinants of Physical Activity among Adult Asian-Americans

A study of more than 4,000 Asian-Americans in Southern California out of Loma Linda University School of Public Health has found that physical activity among six major Asian-American subgroups (Chinese, Filipino, South Asian, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean) is affected by social determinants in each group. Previous studies have been done to identify determinants of physical activity in the U.S., but the majority of this research focuses on the general U.S. population, either excluding Asian-Americans or combining diverse populations into one homogenous group.

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Loma Linda Professors Launch Updated, Free Smoking Cessation Program

BreatheFree2 is a free, web-based smoking cessation program that provides individuals with the option of going through a stand-alone program by themselves, or connects them with a facilitator-led program in their geographical area. It was launched in early July in Geneva, Switzerland, at the second Global Conference on Health & Lifestyle. Professors at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Dr. Daniel Handysides, DrPH, and his wife Ms.

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Loma Linda Research: Vegetarian Diets Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Increase Health

Consuming a plant-based diet results in a more sustainable environment and reduces greenhouse gas emissions according to a study from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.  Previous studies relating dietary patterns to green house gas emissions relied on simulated data or relatively small populations to find similar conclusions. The study was co-authored by Dr. Joan Sabatè,  nutrition professor and Dr. Samuel Soret, executive director of the center for Community Resilience at the school of public health at Loma Linda University.

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Not So Fun in the Sun

Last Tuesday, the U.S. surgeon general made a statement that skin cancer is a major public health problem (one that, annually, is diagnosed more than breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer… combined), and issued a call to action to prevent it, CNN reports.

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SPH Conducts Study on Long-Lived Black Adults

The Center for Health Research in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University concluded in a recent study that avoiding obesity promotes gains in life expectancy through at least the eighth decade of life in Black adults. Faculty from the school of public health in the departments of epidemiology and biostatistics, global health, health promotion and education, nutrition and the Center for Health research at Loma Linda University collaborated on the research.

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SPH Receives Grant to Host Western Regional NACCHO Survive and Thrive

Dr Manjit “Mike” Randhawa, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, was awarded a grant for the Loma Linda University Center for Health Promotion, through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to facilitate the Survive and Thrive program in the western region of the United States. The program, lasting 1 year, divides the U.S. into four regions; Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Western region.  Loma Linda University Center for Health Promotion  will host all fellows west of Mississippi.