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Lee Berk
Professional Development    Seminars and Conferences
  • “The Neuroscience of Why A Merry Heart is Good Medicine for Your Brain and a Positive Lifestyle”  ( 5/2016 )
    Annual Meeting of the Adventist Human-Subjects Research Association; Oakwood University. Huntsville, AL, May 9-11, 2016. 
  • “The Neuroscience of Laughter: How is Your Brain Frequency?”  ( 4/2015 )
    Annual Conference American Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. April, 2015, Tucson, AZ. 
  • “Humor, health and Happiness: a Laughing Matter” ( 4/2011 )
    Annual Conference 2011, April 8, Orlando-Florida. American Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. 
  • American Association for Therapeutic Humor, Presentation Title: Laughter Science Pioneer: Up Close and Personal, Las Vegas, NV, April 2-5, 2009.  Keynote presentation  (not previously documented into faculty report) ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Mirthful Laughter, as Adjunct Therapy in Diabetic Care, Attenuates Catecholamines, Inflammatory Cytokines, C - reactive protein, and Myocardial Infarction Occurrence. Berk, LS, Tan, LG, and Tan, SA       Presentation at FASEB 2008 Meetings, April 2008, San Diego, CA   (not previously documented in faculty report)   ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Cortisol and Catecholamines decrease are associated with the behavior of perceptual anticipation of a mirthful laughter humor experience. Berk LS, Tan SA, Berk DE           Presentation at FASEB 2008 Meetings, April 2008, San Diego, CA   (not previously reported in faculty report)   ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Charasuraisin, C, Berk, L, Petrofsky, JS, Montgomery, S., Shavlik, D., Hubbard,   R (2008) Can a Single High-Fat Meal Impair Endothelial and Autonomic Function?, #2008-LB-4930-Diabetes.   Presented at the American Diabetes Association Meeting, June, 2008, San Francisco, CA  (not previously reported in faculty report) ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • THE EFFECT OF PERCEIVED STRESS AND RELIGIOSITY AS A MODULATOR OF HS-CRP, A RISK FACTOR FOR CVD     Sally F. Shaw, DrPH, Bruce Nelson, MA, Community Services, Glendale Adventist  Medical Center, Glendale, CA, Lee S. Berk, DrPH, Dept. Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions and Dept. Pathology, School of Medicine, Michelle A. Prowse, MS, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, Dana E. King, MD, Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.  Presented at the American Psychosomatic Medicine Meetings, Chicago, IL, March 4-7, 2009.  (not previously reported in faculty report) ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  •   Perceived Stress, Early Parental Care and Religiosity- Modulators for Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Lee S. Berk 2,3, Bruce Nelson1, Sally Fontamillas Shaw1, Michelle Prowse2, Dana King4   1Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Dept of Physical Therapt, 2School of Allied Health Professions & 3Dept of Pathology School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, 4Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC             Presented at the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA, May 22-25, 2009.  (not previously reported in faculty report)  ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Laughercise: Health Benefits Similar to Exercise Lowers Cholesterol and Systolic Blood Pressure Lee S. Berk1,2, Michelle Prowse1, Jerrold S. Petrofsky1, Jennifer Batt3, Michael Laymon3 Gurinder S. Bains1 , Noha Daher1 & Dottie Berk4 Schools of 1Allied Health Professions, Dept of Physical Therapy & 2Medicine, Dept. of Pathology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA,  3School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. Presented at the Association for Psychological Sciences, San Francisco, May 22-25, 2009. (not previously documented in faculty report) ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Mirthful laughter, as adjunct therapy in diabetic care, increases HDL cholesterol and attenuates inflammatory cytokines and hs-CRP Lee S. Berk, DrPH, Stanley Tan, MD, Linda Tan, MD, Dottie Berk, RN Dept of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health and Dept of Pathology, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350 and OakCrest  Health Research Institute, Loma Linda, CA   Presented at the FASEB 2009 (Experimental Biology 2009), American Physiological Society Section, April 20-25, 2009, New Orleans, LA ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Berk, L., Prowse, M., Bains, G., Batt, J., Petrofsky, J., Daher, N., Danner, H., Ludeman, L., Lahman, M., Tan, S., and Berk, D. (2010) Humor-associated laughter affects appetite hormones. 2010 Experimental Biology meeting abstracts, Abstract #996.1; http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/gca?SEARCHID=1&VOLUME=24&ISSUE=1_MeetingAbstracts&FIRSTINDEX=0&hits=20&RESULTFORMAT=&gca=24%2F1_MeetingAbstracts%2F996.1&sendit=Get+All+Checked+Abstract%28s%29. Accessed April 27, 2010. A "hot pick" presentation of the American Physiological Society; http://www.the-aps.org/press/releases/10/12.htm. ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Invitied Keynote Speaker ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED AND THERAPEUTIC HUMOR,  The AATH 23rd Annual Conference Biology of Hope/Healing Power of the Human Spirit A Tribute to Norman Cousins April 22 - 25, 2010 Disney''s Paradise Pier Hotel Anaheim, California   ( 7/2009 - 6/2010 )