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Marino De Leon, PhD
Director of Center, Ctr for Health Disp&Molec Med, Director of Center Ctr for Health Disp&Molec Med
School of Medicine
Professor, Basic Sciences
School of Medicine
Professional Development    Seminars and Conferences
  • American Association Medical Colleges, November 2-8, 2008, Washington DC ( 11/2008 )
    Attend to scientific and other academic session, and diversity/Student pipeline committees.
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference on minority Students, November 7-11, 2008 ( 11/2008 )
     This is an NIGMS supported national conference in which abou 2000 students funded from by training grants present their research. Several students participants in our summer programs presented their research. The meeting serves as a site for the annual meeting for NIGMS program directors which Dr. De Leon has been member since 2000.
  • Research Panel, National Center Research Resources (NCRR), NIH,  Bethesda, MD, October 22-24, 2008. Served as panelist ( 10/2008 )
    Dr. De Leon served in the panel evaluating COBRE research centers
  •  National Meeting "Academy for Health Equity", Denver, Colorado, June 24-27, 2008 ( 6/2008 )
    Dr. De Leon is part of the Founding Board of this academic organizations. Dr. De Leon Chaired two scientific sessions during the meeting.
  • National Academy of Sciences meeting "Research Interventions that promote research careers", May 2-4, 2008, Atlanta, Georgia ( 5/2008 )
    Dr. De Leon was an author in one poster in this meeting
  • NIH Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program, NIH, Bethesda Maryland. Dr. De Leon Attended this meeting to recieve an award from the is NIH program for serving as mentor for Xouxaen Helu (current MD student at LLU) and for supporting the program. Xouxaen Helu was awarded an scholarship by the program that help paying his undergraduate education in La Sierra University. The conference (part of the NIH Research Festival) was held July 31-August 1, 2007 ( 7/2007 - 8/2007 )
    Xouxaen Helu is the second student from our Health Diparities Research pipeline programs that has been awarded the prestigous NIH Undergraduate Fellowship. The first student was Gabriel Linares, current student in our PhD Program.
  • Attend American Society For Neurochemistry, August 15-20, 2007, Cancun, Mexico ( 7/2007 - 8/2007 )
    Dr. De Leon was an author in two abstract poster presentations
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparity (NCMHD) Annual meeting. The PI had a poster presentation and presented an oral report of the activities and research conducted by the center for health disparities at Loma Linda (LLUCHDMM). July 16-July 18, 2007 ( 7/2007 ) Link...
    Sumit sponsored by NCI and the NCMHD, NIH. Dr. Marino De Leon presented a poster at the conference and presented a progress report of the activities and research of the LLU CHDMM July 16-18, 2007 Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center and Hotel Bethesda, MD Sponsored by National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), and the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). The Summit 07 program featured highlights of grantees in defined regions that have implemented successful program strategies. Participants shared accomplishments and challenges across several cross-cutting themes: Collaborations and Partnerships, Communications and Bioinformatics, Community Engagement, Managing and Sustaining Programs, Training.
  • NIGMS, NIH, MORE Program Directors meeting, June, 2007 ( 6/2007 )
  • NIH panel on development University Research Infrastrucure, COBRE, NCRR, Bethesda, MD. ( 6/2007 )
  • NIH, MARC panel Review Panel. Dr. De Leon is regular member of the NIH (NIGMS) Minority Access to Research (MARC) Panel (2007-2010). The review panel meets three times a year at Bethesda, MD. ( 6/2007 )
  • Invitational meeting to be founding member of Academy for Health Equity, June, 2007 ( 6/2007 )
  • NIH, NIGMS MORE Division Program Directors Meeting, Denver, Colorado, June 10-12, 2007 ( 6/2007 )
    Attending and reporting to the Bi-annual meeting of the program directors of the MORE division, NIGMS. Dr. De Leon is required to attend the meeting as PI and program director of the IMSD program.
  • USA National Academy of Sciences and NIH meeting on Educational Research Interventions on Minority population, Washington DC (by invitation). ( 5/2007 )
  • LLUAHSC Research Retreat, Temecula, CA ( 1/2007 )
  • NIH Panel MARC Review Committee, Bethesda, MD ( 11/2006 )
  • ABRACAMS meeting, Anaheim, CA ( 11/2006 )
  • Functional Genomics of critical injury and illness meeting (NIH, Bethesda) ( 11/2006 )
  • SACNAS meeting,Tampa, FL ( 10/2006 )
  • NIGMS, MARC site visit site visit committee to evaluate MARC Program University of New Mexico ( 10/2006 )
  • Research Panel: MBRS, NIGMS, NIH, Bethesda MD. ( 2/2005 )
  • AAMC National Meeting ( 11/2004 )
  • NIGMS, NIH, MORE Division meeting (ABRACAMS) National conference, New Orleans, Lousiana. ( 11/2004 )
  • MARC, NIGMS, National Institutes of Health site visit panel. Evaluate MARC research Programs at University New Mexico, UC Santa Cruz, CSU Northridge. ( 10/2004 )
  • Initiative For Minority Students Program Directors Meeting, Natcher Auditorium, NIH, Bethesda, MD. ( 9/2004 )
  • Attend and present Poster: American Society For Neurochemistry ( 8/2004 )
  • Research Panel, National Center Minority Health Disparity, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD ( 7/2004 )
  Special Projects
  • Chair, NIH, NIGMS, MARC Advisory Committee in a site visit to the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawai, September 18-19, 2008. ( 9/2008 )
    The goal of the site visit was to evaluate an educational training grant program funded by NIGMS at the University of Hawaii.
  • NIH, NIGMS, MARC Advisory Committee site visit to Los Angeles State University, May 12-13, 2008 ( 5/2008 )
    This event is a site visit to evaluate implementation of an NIGMS educational training program at LSU, Los Angeles
  • NIGMS, NIH MARC Advisory Review Panel, February 21-22, 2008, Bethesda, MD ( 2/2008 )
    Dr. De Leon is regular member of this study section
  • Chair, NIGMS, NIH MARC Advisory Panel Site visity to Arizona State University, September 16-17, 2007, Phonix, Arizona. ( 9/2007 )
    The purpose of this meeting was to evaluate implementation of an NIGMS educational research training Program at Arizona State University. Dr. De Leon is member of the committee and chaired this site visit
  • NIH Review Panel, National Center on Minorirty Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD, NIH): Member of Special Emphasis Panel reviewing  program grants and research centers of excellence applications. The panel was held in Bethesda, MD, July 23-24, 2007 ( 7/2007 )
  • MARC NIGMS, NIH Review Panel, Bethesda, MD ( 2/2007 )