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LLU faculty members co-author award winning anatomy textbook

Pedro B. Nava, PhD, Kenneth Moses, MD, and Darrell Petersen
From left, Pedro B. Nava, PhD, chair of the department of pathology and human anatomy at Loma Linda University; Kenneth Moses, MD, a staff physician and assistant professor at Loma Linda University; and Darrell Petersen, with the human anatomy department at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, co-authored the award winning text Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy.
On February 7, an anatomy text co-authored by three Loma Linda University faculty and an Andrews University faculty member won the 2005 R.R. Haskins Award. The book, Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy, won the prestigious 2005 R. R. Hawkins Award for the most outstanding publication recognized in the professional and scholarly publishing division of the Association of American Publishers annual awards for excellence in professional and scholarly publishing.

Now in its 30th year, these prestigious awards are given annually to recognize exceptional professional, scholarly, reference, book, journal and electronic publishing, with awards in more than 35 categories, including the coveted R. R. Hawkins Award.

The anatomy text won the award less than a year after hitting the bookshelves, being published in May 2005. Before winning the award, Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy started showing up in classrooms at Harvard Medical School, the University of Connecticut Medical School, and University of Southern California’s physical therapy program.

The full-color atlas was co-authored by Kenneth Moses, MD, a staff physician and assistant professor at Loma Linda University, Darrell Petersen, with the human anatomy department at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, John C. Banks, PhD, an Andrews University professor of anatomy and physical therapy, and Pedro B. Nava, PhD, chair of the department of pathology and human anatomy at Loma Linda University.

By Preston Clarke Smith

TODAY news for Thursday, March 9, 2006