From paint to prosthetics

By DonaJayne Potts During a weekend student mission trip to paint an orphanage in Baja Mexico, Michael Moor could not have anticipated he would have the opportunity to dramatically change the life of one little girl.

Loma Linda, World Affairs Council recognize 25th anniversary of Rwandan genocide

By DonaJayne Potts A quarter-century has elapsed since the 1994 genocidal campaign in Rwanda that took an estimated 800,000 lives in fewer than 100 days. Loma Linda University Health, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California, hosted an event to examine lessons learned and why society can sometimes forget. The May 22 presentation and panel discussion featured first-person stories that shed light on the human condition and how individuals can be agents of change.

Iconic ‘Baby Fae’ surgeon Bailey dies at age 76

By Ansel Oliver To honor the life and legacy of Leonard L. Bailey a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 23, at 4pm at the Loma Linda University Church. Memorial gifts may be made to support the newly established Leonard L. Bailey Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, which will further research and education.

Genocide in Rwanda: Lessons learned and forgotten after 25 years, May 22 Event

A quarter-century has elapsed since the 1994 genocidal campaign in Rwanda that took an estimated 800,000 lives in fewer than 100 days. What is there to be learned, and how do we so quickly forget? You are invited to a special event on Wednesday, May 22, that will explore these questions. “Genocide in Rwanda: Lessons learned and forgotten after 25 years” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Centennial Complex’s Damazo Amphitheater.

Department of Surgery to discuss Global Surgery and the PAACS/ LLU partnership on May 26

Loma Linda University Department of Surgery to host discussion “Global Surgery: The PAACS/LLU Partnership - A model for sustainable international graduate medical education” on May 26. The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a strategic response to the need for surgeons in Africa. PAACS trains African physicians as surgeons to care for the poor and the sick. PAACS also disciples these surgeons to share the love of Christ with their patients to bring hope to those who are suffering.

World Affairs Council to host March 7 presentation on human migration

Print Flyer Loma Linda University Health is co-sponsoring the March 7 World Affairs Council Inland Southern California event “Human Migration: A Global Issue.” Human migration is happening all over the world — it has shaped communities, economies and cultures. What is rarely discussed are the different categories of migrants and the legal systems that protect both local communities and migrants themselves.

International Vespers & Agape Feast on April 4

Fellowship with us Friday, April 4, 2019 at 6pm during the International Vespers & Agape Feast at the Councilors Student Pavilion. A light dinner will be served. Co-sponsored by Students for International Mission Service (SIMS), Loma Linda University Student Association (LLUSA) and Loma Linda University Spiritual Care.

2019 Missions Bootcamp for DMAs and LLU students in Haiti: June 9-23

Missions Boot Camp is a new program specifically designed for Deferred Mission Appointees (DMA) and Loma Linda University students interested in long term international service. It will prepare participants for leadership and medical ministry in Adventist mission hospitals.

Mission Possible: LLU Homecoming set for Feb. 28 – March 4

By James Ponder “Mission Possible” is the theme of this year’s Homecoming celebration for all eight schools of Loma Linda University Health as well as Medical Center staff and students. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, through Monday, March 4, on the university campus.

Prospective students invited to attend campus open house

By Larry Becker Students interested in enrolling in one of Loma Linda University’s more than 100 health programs can attend a special open house designed to share program-specific information. The event takes place Sunday, January 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Loma Linda University campus.

Season four of ‘Life on the Line’ premieres Dec. 19

By Briana Pastorino The documentary TV series Life on the Line featuring stories of hope and courage from the Inland Empire, begins airing its fourth season on PBS stations across the nation beginning December at 7:00 p.m. on Empire Network, KVCR, channel 24.    

In Memoriam: Coggin, 90, helped take open-heart surgery team overseas

By Nancy Yuen C. Joan Coggin, MD, the Loma Linda University Health cardiologist who in the 1960s co-founded the Loma Linda University Overseas Heart Surgery Team, which went on to perform more open-heart surgeries than any similar organization, died Thursday, Nov. 29. She was 90.  In 1963, Coggin’s influence extended across international borders when she and Ellsworth E. Wareham, MD, co-founded the overseas team, which was established at a time when few hospitals performed open-heart surgeries.  

School of Behavioral Health helping to expand Child Life service in China

By Larry Becker A new School of Behavioral Health program offering pediatric nurses from the People’s Republic of China the opportunity to complete training as Child Life Specialists launched in Fall 2017. The new program is an outgrowth of a four-year series of education exchange visits the School of Behavioral Health faculty members and students have made to the Zhejiang University Children’s Hospital (ZUCH), introducing nurses there to the benefits and value of child life services.

Nurse leadership management residents assist hospital in China with healthcare accreditation

By DonaJayne Potts Two nurse leadership management residents saw firsthand how Loma Linda University Health has positively influenced the quality of patient care at partner site Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH) in Hangzhou, China. In January of 2018, Crystal Robinson, RN and Silvi Cuizon, RN, traveled to SRRSH to assist in lectures and patient safety evaluations. The trip fulfilled an elective international rotation requirement for the resident’s Nurse Leadership Residency program.

School of Dentistry faculty members on a mission

By DonaJayne Potts Two Loma Linda University dentists teamed up for the sixth year in a row to bring healthy smiles to the underserved children and families of Trona, California.​

LLUH international visiting nursing professional receives Daisy Award in China

International visiting nurse professional, Ouyang “Apple” Xiaoping, RN, a medical oncology specialist, nurse educator and charge nurse from Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH) in Hangzhou, China was recently honored with the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award recognizes and celebrates nurses who provide extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care every day. These nurses are nominated by leaders, co-workers, patients and families.

Global Conversations on April 12 examines ‘Cultural Humility’ — how we engage patients and communities

The Loma Linda University Health Global Health Institute will host a Global Conversations lunch and learn seminar entitled “Cultural Humility: Implications on How We Engage Patients and Communities” on Thursday, Apr. 12, at 12-1p.m. at the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center – Jesse Room. The event will include a presentation from assistant vice president for community partnerships Juan Carlos Belliard, PhD, MPH.

Former Ambassador To Pakistan Returns To IE To Talk Diplomacy

Former Ambassador to Pakistan - and Southern California native - Cameron Munter visited Riverside last week for an event hosted by the World Affairs Council.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper was there and has this report. By Benjamin Purper

Homecoming church service highlights work of those often unrecognized

Sabbath morning worship focuses on Loma Linda University’s legacy of mission By Ansel Oliver  Saturday morning worship services at One Homecoming underscored the contributions of healthcare professionals that often go unnoticed.  Randy Roberts, DMin, vice president for spiritual life and mission, who delivered the sermon during the church service at Drayson Center, likened the work of humble people as extras in a movie—not famous stars, but most of the movement on screen, even if less noticed. 

Donate your used suitcases for LLUH overseas mission work

When you travel on a regular basis, it’s not unusual for luggage to wear down. When a suitcase is no longer useful, that’s when you’ll probably start looking for new bag. But what should you do with the old one? Don’t throw it away… Your used and unwanted luggage is needed!  The Global Health Institute’s Suitcase Express program sends much needed medical supplies and equipment to international mission hospitals and clinics via traveling LLUH employees, students and volunteers. The Need: 

International Mission Vespers - Friday, April 20

Loma Linda University students are invited to join Students for International Mission Service (SIMS) for an evening worship service, international food, fun and sharing. This year's International Mission Vespers will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6-8pm at the Drayson Center - Hammock Hangout. Co-hosted by the Global Health Institute at Loma Linda University Health.

‘Give to a Giver’ project brings holiday cheer to 55 missionary families serving overseas

School of Allied Health Professions professor Ardis Wazdatskey, left, picks up a ‘Give to a Giver’ Christmas care package box to fill from Global Health Institute employee Angeli Yutuc, right, and student worker, Karen Hernandez, center.   ‘Give to a Giver’ project brings holiday cheer to 55 missionary families serving overseas By DonaJayne Potts

Loma Linda hosts DACA forum for three area universities

By Ansel Oliver Loma Linda University was one of three universities that participated in a panel discussion last week about immigrant students who were once covered by the United States’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Malawi Medical Journal

Loma Linda University Health released a qualitative study of health education experiences and self-management practices among patients with type 2 diabetes at Malamulo Adventist Hospital in Thyolo District, Malawi. Read Article Here

Global Conversations August 1, 2017

Global Conversations: International SOS Close to 60 Loma Linda University Health employees and students attended a Global Conversations seminar entitled “International SOS: Travel Safe — How to Mitigate Travel Risk for Health Care Professionals,” on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.