Featured Research Story

Saving the Sea Turtles

by James Ponder

There is something troubling to Stephen G. Dunbar, PhD, about the decline or complete loss of certain species of animals. Yes, the biologists and conservationists will miss them, but for most people, the decline or loss of a species doesn't have a direct impact on their lives.  Or does it? Dr. Dunbar, Associate Professor of Earth and Biological Sciences at Loma Linda University, believes that the fates of animal species are tied very closely to the fate of the human species.  Therefore, the decline of turtle populations off the coast of Honduras is important to everyone. Dr. Dunbar has made it his business to disover the reasons that juvenile hawksbill turtles -- also known a "Carey" -- are on the decline, and he has chosen the Reef House Resort on the Honduran island of Roatan as his base of research. Read more. See Research News Archive 

Other LLU Research in the News

‘Emotional Health & Wellness’ conference at LLU draws large international crowd

by James Ponder

More than 500 individuals from 51 different nations attended a four-day conference on “Emotional Health and Wellness: a Biblical Worldview in Practice,” held at Linda University October 12-15, 2011. The conference—a joint project of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Loma Linda University—explored the interrelationship between spirituality, religion, and mental health, and encouraged scholarly research and publishing on the subject. Read More

Loma Linda University given $5.5 million for Health Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Loma Linda University's Adventist Health Study-2 a $5.5 million grant over the next five years, which will allow the study to continue its analysis on cancer and other lifestyle diseases. "We're delighted by this outcome," said Dr. Gary Fraser, principal investigator of the study. "This will not only allow us to conduct our ongoing functions, but to conduct them more efficiently, and to begin analysis on projects we have had to shelf."  Read more or listen to podcast

LLU Professor educates National Institutes of Health scientists on benefits of laughter

by Heather Reifsnyder

Stuck in a life situation where all you can do is either laugh or cry, choose laughing. Continual negative perceptions of life not only diminish happiness, they also hurt one’s bodily and mental health. This was the message Lee Berk, DrPH, recently presented to some of the nation’s top grants management medical scientists when he spoke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Read More 

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Upcoming Symposia & Presentations

Monthly seminar series to be hosted by Research Affairs

Research Affairs is pleased to announce a new service for our research community: a monthly seminars on research topics. The presentations will be given on the second Tuesday of each month in the Research Affairs Conference Room (24887 Taylor Street, Suite 202) from 12-1 pm. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to Jr Krausz (ResearchED@llu.edu) by the preceding Monday afternoon.

Submit your presentation or symposium event suggestions to the Office of Research Affairs

Joint Basic Sciences Research Symposium and Annual Symposium of the Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium (IESCC)

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Location: Centennial Complex
Sponsor: LLU School of Medicine Basic Sciences Department and the IESCC

The Annual LLU Basic Sciences Research Symposium is held every fall and is generally organized around a central research theme. This year Loma Linda University is also hosting the annual  Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium (IESCC) symposium. Hence, LLU is delighted to organize this symposium together between LLU Basic Sciences and the IESCC.