SPH Stories

News, narratives, and reports from the SPH

 

 

In Memoriam: Dr. Samuel Soret

It is with deep sorrow that the Loma Linda University School of Public Health informs you of the passing of Dr. Samuel Soret, PhD, a beloved colleague, professor and friend. He passed away from a heart attack while on a trip to Spain on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Dr....

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San Bernardino Memorial Blood Drive

On Wednesday, January 6, come help celebrate the lives of our public health friends and colleagues lost in the San Bernardino tragedy by donating blood in their memory. A LifeStream bloodmobile will be in front of Nichol Hall from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. FOR EVERY...

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Public Health: What is Service?

After landing, and making it through security at Jomo Kenyatta Airport I quickly found my ride to what would be my home for the next ten months. Driving down the highway we turned into Ongata Rongai, a little town outside of Nairobi, Kenya. I was met with new smells,...

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Big Impacts Through Small Deeds

a Escuelita: A Family Resource Center of Loma Linda University offers programs especially for families in the San Bernardino area. In the last 10 years La Escuelita has become something cherished by the community. We have seen many kids grow up in...

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What’s in a gift?

ecently I led a mission trip to Central America were we provided medical, dental, and behavioral health services to a local orphanage, and surrounding community.  We had a large group of students and families, with a variety of backgrounds in age...

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Searching for Camels

Let’s set the stage: The sun is setting in a deep, dusty haze. The sunset resembles the cross section of a blood orange; the vibrant hues painting a picture so complex, only the human eye can properly capture it. The never-ending horizon is dotted with sparse acacia...

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From Vision to Reality

here is a cure for one of the top five causes of death in inner city children. And best of all, this cure is not a new drug or surgical procedure: it is a kick board and goggles.” These are the words of Ben Damazo (pictured above, left), the man...

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I Finally Went to Therapy and it Was Amazing

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” –Hafiz of Persia ack in August of 2014, I wrote a post about living with mental illness (specifically depression and anxiety). I was absolutely...

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