Dr. John H. Zhang Awarded $7.7m from NIH to Establish Center for Brain Hemorrhage Research
Dr. Zhang and his Loma Linda University Translational Neuroscience Group collaborators. From Left to Right: Drs. Jiping Tang, John Zhang, Bill Pearce, Richard Hartman, John Buchholz, and Andre Obenaus.
Dr. John H. Zhang, Professor of Neurosurgery and Vice Chair of Physiology, have been awarded approximately $7.7 million from NIH-NINDS to establish the Center for Brain Hemorrhage Research. Dr. Zhang, MD, PhD, will serve as Director of the new center. This award, to be distributed over the next five years, follows a Program Project Grant (P01) submission by Dr. Zhang and his Loma Linda University Translational Neuroscience Group collaborators, Drs. Jiping Tang, Jerome Badaut, Andre Obenaus, Richard Hartman, and William Pearce.
Paul Herrmann, MD, PhD Appointed Chair of Pathology and Human Anatomy
Dr. Paul Herrmann was appointed Chair of Pathology and Human Anatomy. Dr. Herrmann received his PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University in 1996 before completing his MD at LLUSM in 2000. He completed his residency in Anatomic Pathology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, where he later served as a Clinical Fellow in Hematologic Pathology. Following his time at NCI, Dr. Herrmann returned to Loma Linda University to complete a residency in Clinical Pathology in 2008. He is an Associate Professor in the LLUSM Department of Pathology and Human Anatomy. Dr. Herrmann is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Hematologic Pathology. Dr. Herrmann current research is in clinical pathology with interests in coagulation, metabolism, and oxygen transport.
Bertha Escobar-Poni, MD Promoted to Professor of Pathology and Human Anatomy
Dr. Bertha Escobar-Poni has recently been promoted to Professor of Pathology and Human Anatomy. Dr. Escobar-Poni received her MD in 1989 from the Universidad Centro-Occidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCOLA) – Escuela de Medicina, located in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She completed her Internship and Licensure in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Pediatrics and Rural Medicine at the Hospital Pastor Oropeza, also at UCOLA before completing a Residency in Internal Medicine at the same location in 1992. From 1995-1998, she served as a fellow at the Loma Linda VA Hospital under PI W. H. Fletcher, PhD. There she completed molecular biology research on gap junctions and heart development. Dr. Escobar-Poni has served on the faculty of LLUSM since 1993. Dr. Escobar-Poni has extensive experience in academic and administrative committees at Loma Linda University, including service on and leadership of the LLUSM National Board of Medical Education Professionalism Study.
Kerby Oberg, MD, PhD Promoted to Professor in the Department of Pathology and Human Anatomy
Dr. Kerby Oberg was promoted to Professor in the Department of Pathology and Human Anatomy. Dr. Oberg received his PhD in Anatomy from Loma Linda University in 1989 and his MD from LLUSM in 1991. He completed a residency in Pathology at LLUMC. In 1997, he completed a fellowship in pediatric pathology at Texas Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in developmental biology at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been on the faculty of Loma Linda University since 1990. Dr. Oberg is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Pediatric Pathology and a member of many professional organizations.