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Pathology department contributes 1.5 million in naming amphitheater

Dr. Camilla Cobb displays her award.
Dr. Camilla Cobb displays her award.
One of the two amphitheaters included in the new Centennial Complex will be named the Carrol S. Small Amphitheater, in honor of one of the founders of Loma Linda University’s basic science department of pathology.

According to Brian S. Bull, MD, current chair of the department of pathology and human anatomy, when departmental faculty considered a possible gift to the new complex, they realized that one of the naming opportunities included the smaller of the center’s two amphitheaters.

“We realized,” says Dr. Bull, “that this amphitheater would doubtless be known as the ‘small amphitheater,’ so the opportunity to officially name it the Carrol S. Small Amphitheater in honor of a departmental founder and much-loved long-time professor was too good to pass up!”

Carrol S. Small, MD, a 1934 graduate of the School of Medicine who passed away in 1997, taught at Loma Linda for essentially his entire career, except for brief terms of mission service. It has been estimated that by his retirement, Dr. Small had taught more than two-thirds of all living University alumni. For many of these graduates, Dr. Small embodied the LLU School of Medicine.

A founder of the pathology department in the early twentieth century, Dr. Small continued teaching and tutoring students for 18 years after his retirement. In 1998, the University’s alumni center was renamed as the Carrol S. Small Alumni Center.

Dr. Bull, a former dean of the School of Medicine, says that the $1.5 million naming gift from the faculty of the pathology department includes faculty contributions and interest on endowment funds.

By Ken McFarland
Dr. Bo Wat (left) poses for a picture with Dr. Brian Bull.
Dr. Bo Wat (left) poses for a picture with Dr. Brian Bull.
Department of pathology faculty pose for a picture on the stairs of Wong Kerlee International Conference Center.
Department of pathology faculty pose for a picture on the stairs of Wong Kerlee International Conference Center.

TODAY news for Thursday, July 30, 2007