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Loma Linda University Endowment Fund

Name: Loma Linda University Foundation

Assets Under Management: $750 Million (Source: Loma Linda University on 6/30/2012)

Annual Report: 2012 Annual Report – Loma Linda University

Portfolio Insights: “Message from the President: I am always grateful for our institutional commitment to mission and our shared philosophical framework. Whether struggling with complex developmental strategies, difficult personnel questions, or sharing dreams for the future, the common base we all start from is an incredible asset for Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). From leadership to faculty, staff, and students, this place is blessed with people who are here for a purpose. Certainly this has been a year when our mission and commitment have been most evident. The changes that began in 2011 rival the great moments in Loma Linda’s history. This includes the decision to unify our physician practice groups into one cohesive whole — the Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group (LLUFMG).” (Source)

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Top Loma Linda University Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) For more than 80 years, Loma Linda University has been providing Urology services, research and instruction in the Southern California area. Today, Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is home to the largest Urology Department in the Inland Empire. Approximately 2,350 urologic surgical procedures per year are performed at LLUMC and its affiliated hospitals and the outpatient Urology Department itself has grown from 350 patient visits per month in 1976 to over 1,300 visits per month in 2008.

Approximately half of the last ten chief residents have been accepted into fellowship programs, and former residents are now serving in fifteen different countries. Currently, there are seven full-time faculty members in the section of urology and all of the major urology subspecialties are represented. The division of urology has authored multiple scientific papers and textbook chapters during the past 10 years and currently hosts ongoing research projects on prostate cancer, robotic surgery, renal ischemia, kidney cancer and bioengineering of urology instruments. (Source)

2) Loma Linda University has a long history of collecting Adventist materials. The old “Historical Records” office, which housed original Ellen G. White documents pertaining to the history of the College of Medical Evangelists, was small indeed, but it paved the way for the immense and developed collections now housed at Loma Linda’s Department of Archives and Special Collections. Today this department offers researchers from around the world a wide-range of materials from local Loma Linda history, other Adventist institutions, to information regarding the Seventh-day Adventist Church. (Source)

3) The James M. Slater Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) is a pioneer in the field of proton treatment and research.

Since the LLUMC Proton Treatment Center opened in 1990, our physicians and scientists have treated more than 20 different types of cancer & non-cancerous conditions, providing proton therapy for more than 17,000 patients with cancer or other tumors since the center opened.

Through a combination of cutting-edge technology and highly-trained staff including physicians, radiation oncologists, nurses and technicians, the LLUMC Proton Treatment Center confidently applies the power and precision of proton therapy to treatment so that patients experience fewer side effects and better outcomes. (Source)

4) Loma Linda University, located in southern California, offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs in its Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Religion, and Science & Technology. Founded in 1905, Loma Linda University educates over 4,000 students each year with 30,000 alumni serving around the world. Loma Linda University is strictly dedicated to healthcare education. Therefore to be eligible for admission, applicants must first complete appropriate prerequisite classes. Taking these classes at one of our sister Seventh-day Adventist colleges or universities is always desirable. (Source)

5) Jul 15, 2014 – Loma Linda University Health is launching a campaign to raise $1.2 billion to upgrade its Inland Empire medical campus.

The Seventh Day Adventist organization unveiled plans Tuesday to expand its children’s hospital, construct a new adult hospital and build a research center that will enable high-tech collaboration.

“It’s unprecedented and it’s bold,” Rachelle Bussell, senior vice president of advancement for the organization, told a crowd of more than 100 people gathered for the event. (Source)

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