A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

2016 Symposium

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Session 1: “Research at LLUH: The big picture” - Richard Hart, MD, DrPH

Session 2: “Opportunities and challenges of research collaboration at LLUH” - LLU Research Directors (Brian Distelberg, PhD; Penelope Duerksen-Hughes, PhD; Craig Jackson, MSW, JD; Yiming Li, DDS, PhD, MSD; Leo Ranzolin Jr., ThD; Betty Winslow, PhD; Joan Sabate, MD, DrPH) with Dr. Richard Hart

Session 3: “Building research collaboration” - Kimberly Payne, PhD

Session 4: “Building research collaboration with LLUH’s neighbors” – Brian Distelberg, PhD; Alex Fajardo, Jeff Im, and Daniel Handysides, DrPH

Keynote Speaker: “Loma Linda University Economic Impact on the Inland Empire” - John Husing, PhD

Session 5: “Campus resources to support collaborative research” - Pramil Singh, Ms. Shanalee Tamares

Session 6: “Building research collaboration in a foreign setting” - Ron Mataya, PhD; Lisa Roberts, PhD; and Stephen Dunbar, PhD

Session 7a: “Team building – the Perinatal Biology experience” - Arlin Blood, PhD; William J. Pearce, PhD; Steven Yellon, PhD; Lubo Zhang, PhD

Session 7a: “Team building – the Perinatal Biology experience” - video 2

Session 7b: “The Longo Legacy” - Ciprian P. Gheorghe, MD, PhD; Ravi Goyal, MD, PhD


Friday, October 21, 2016

Session 1:  “Adventist Health Study: Opportunities for collaboration” - Michael Orlich, MD; Penelope Duerksen-Hughes, PhD; Jerry Lee, PhD; Charles Wang, PhD

Session 2: “LLUH Cancer Center: A pathway to collaborative research and NCI Designation” - Mark Reeves, MD, PhD

Session 3:Commercializing Inventions: Tech Transfer & partnering LLUH with industry” - Eric Gosink, PhD; Michael Samardzija, PhD, JD

Session 4: “Clinical resources to support research teams” - Valerie Hwang; Patti Radovich, PhD; Desiree Wallace, PharmD

Session 5: “The PI’s role in successful clinical research collaboration” - Michael Kuhn, MD; Travis Losey, MD


Symposium Program


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