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Saving the Sea Turtles

by James Ponder Saving the Sea TurtlesThere is something troubling to Stephen G. Dunbar, PhD, about the decline or complete loss of certain species of animals. Yes, the biologists and conservationists will miss them, but for most people, the decline or loss of a species doesn't have a direct impact on their lives.  Or does it? Dr. Dunbar, Associate Professor of Earth and Biological Sciences at Loma Linda University, believes that the fates of animal species are tied very closely to the fate of the human species.  Therefore, the decline of turtle populations off the coast of Honduras is important to everyone. Dr. Dunbar has made it his business to disover the reasons that juvenile hawksbill turtles -- also known a "Carey" -- are on the decline, and he has chosen the Reef House Resort on the Honduran island of Roatan as his base of research. Read more See Research News Archive back to top  Other LLU Research in the News

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‘Emotional Health & Wellness’ conference at LLU draws large international crowd
by James Ponder Lecture HallMore than 500 individuals from 51 different nations attended a four-day conference on “Emotional Health and Wellness: a Biblical Worldview in Practice,” held at Linda University October 12-15, 2011. The conference—a joint project of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Loma Linda University—explored the interrelationship between spirituality, religion, and mental health, and encouraged scholarly research and publishing on the subject. Read More
Loma Linda University given $5.5 million for Health Study
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Loma Linda University's Adventist Health Study-2 a $5.5 million grant over the next five years, which will allow the study to continue its analysis on cancer and other lifestyle diseases. "We're delighted by this outcome," said Dr. Gary Fraser, principal investigator of the study. "This will not only allow us to conduct our ongoing functions, but to conduct them more efficiently, and to begin analysis on projects we have had to shelf."  Read more or listen to podcast
LLU Professor educates National Institutes of Health scientists on benefits of laughter
by Heather Reifsnyder Professor Lee BerkStuck in a life situation where all you can do is either laugh or cry, choose laughing. Continual negative perceptions of life not only diminish happiness, they also hurt one’s bodily and mental health. This was the message Lee Berk, DrPH, recently presented to some of the nation’s top grants management medical scientists when he spoke at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Read More 

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Upcoming Symposia & Presentations

Upcoming Symposia & Presentations

Monthly seminar series to be hosted by Research Affairs

Research Affairs is pleased to announce a new service for our research community: a monthly seminars on research topics. The presentations will be given on the second Tuesday of each month in the Research Affairs Conference Room (24887 Taylor Street, Suite 202) from 12-1 pm. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to Jr Krausz ( by the preceding Monday afternoon.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

October 14 NO SEMINAR: Research Affairs 2014 Conference is October 30/31. Save the date

Please mark your calendar and join us on these dates. We invite your suggestions for future seminar topics. Send them to Jr Krausz (

Submit your presentation or symposium event suggestions to the Office of Research Affairs

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