Public Health, San Bernardino, community

SBC-MORE receives California State Recognition

On May 19, 2018, Loma Linda University was recognized by Assemblywoman Eloise Gómez Reyes, a member of the California State Legislature, for leading the 2018 SBC-MORE Health Fair in Highland. This event was an endeavor to increase access to health care and health coverage for the residents of San Bernardino County. Community members were able to enroll in Medi-Cal; obtain information on healthy lifestyle practices; receive screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, and BMI; and consult with physicians.

Global Health, Health Education, Public Health, Zimbabwe, missions

Ndatenda Zimbabwe!

By: Givan Hinds, MPH Global Health School of Public Health

Grants, NIH, Public Health, Research, smoking cessation, tobacco

Loma Linda Awarded Smoking Cessation Grant for a Cytisine Trial in Mongolia

*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.

DrPH, DrPH Nutrition, Nutrition, Polyphenols, Public Health, Research, Vegetarian, diet, plants, polyphenol

Polyphenol Research by Nutrition Doctoral Student

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.

Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public Health, air quality

Dr. Beeson and Dr. Soret Honored for Work in Air Quality Improvement

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.

Adventist Health Study, Diets, Nutrition, Public Health, Research, Vegetarian

SPH Nutrition Faculty Inform Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets

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).

Grants, Public Health, Research, community

New Grant for Mental Health Programs

The Loma Linda University School of Public Health is actively engaged in addressing regional health disparities. A grant has recently been awarded to the Center for Leadership in Health Systems in the school of public health for a program designed to support community resilience and improve population health. Dr. Edward McField, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, will work with the African American Mental Health Coalition and will serve as the Principal Investigator for representing Loma Linda University.

News, Public Health, Whole Communities

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:

Public Health, Whole Communities, Whole Individuals

Public Health: What is Service?

After landing, and making it through security at Jomo Kenyatta Airport I quickly found my ride to what would be my home for the next ten months. Driving down the highway we turned into Ongata Rongai, a little town outside of Nairobi, Kenya. I was met with new smells, hardships, faces, and the phrase muzungu, which means white person in Swahili. I had arrived! This would be my first night in Africa, a culmination of jet lag, amazing stars, new friends, culture, and surprises. What did God have in store for me this year?