Loma Linda University

Prospective Students | Class Registration
Call Us At: 1-909-558-1000

News and Events > Today News > Today Story

TODAY news for Thursday, April 30, 2007

School of Medicine news

Professors from Zhejiang University School of Medicine pay visit to Loma Linda University School of Medicine

From left, Penny Duerksen-Hughes, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and microbiology at LLU; Pan �Jared� Jianping, PhD, associate professor in immunology at Zhejiang University;  Zhang �Mary� Ling, PhD, a lecturer at Zhejiang University�s Institute
From left, Penny Duerksen-Hughes, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and microbiology at LLU; Pan “Jared” Jianping, PhD, associate professor in immunology at Zhejiang University;  Zhang “Mary” Ling, PhD, a lecturer at Zhejiang University’s Institute of Cell Biology; and Resa Chase, MD, assistant to the associate dean for education at LLU, celebrate the learning process shared between the two universities.
Two professors from Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, recently completed an observation term between two and three months at Loma Linda University. The professors were Pan “Jared” Jianping, PhD, associate professor in immunology at Zhejiang University, and Zhang “Mary” Ling, PhD, a lecturer at  Zhejiang University’s Institute of Cell Biology.

Both professors were interested in learning about Loma Linda University School of Medicine’s administration board and its responsibilities, the syllabus, prerequisites, teaching objectives, contents, instructional methods, assessment methods, textbook and reference books, and teaching facilities used at the University.

Both visiting professors took back new teaching methods they saw being used including lectures, small group discussions, and humor interjected into lectures. They found this last tactic an effective communication between teacher and students.

“Sometimes the students need to relax, so they can focus their attention,” says Dr. Pan.

Penny Duerksen-Hughes, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and microbiology at LLU, served as a mentor for Dr. Pan during his stay at Loma Linda University.

Resa Chase, MD, assistant to the associate dean for education at LLU, served as a mentor to Dr. Zhang. Dr. Zhang found the histology laboratory teaching methods very helpful and plans on incorporating quizzes to help her students review.

By Preston Clarke Smith

TODAY news for Thursday, April 30, 2007