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Faculty Research

Abdullah Alismail, M.S, RRT-NPS, SDS, FCCP

  • Research Interest: Prof. Alismail research of interests are: Respiratory Care and pulmonary medicine, Medical Education and Innovation, Cardiopulmonary Science. 
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  • Email: aalismail@llu.edu

David Lopez, Ed.D, RCP, RRT

  • Research Interest: Inflammatory process, Higher Education, Neurocognitive Science
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  • Email: dlopez@llu.edu 

Alan Alipoon, MS, RCP, RRT

  • Research Interest: Mr. Alipoon conducted and participated in different research studies from clinical, pharmaceutical to educational studies. His current research interest are:
    • Clinical Research
    • Educational research
  • Publications: 
    • Abstracts: 
      • COMPARISON OF HAND VENTILATORS IN DELIVERING NITRIC OXIDE, Presented at the 53rd International Respiratory Congress, December 1- 4, 2007, Orlando Florida
      • RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER: CODE BLUE PROCESS COORDINATOR IN AN ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, Presented at the 52nd International Respiratory Congress, December 11 – 14, 2007, Las Vegas Nevada
      • COMPARISON AND EVALUATION OF RESPIRATORY CARE STAFF COMPETENCY FOLLOWING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT CHANGES, Presented at the 52nd International Respiratory Congress, December 11 – 14, 2006, Las Vegas Nevada
      • A PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM TO FACILITATE PRECEPTOR EVALUATION, Presented at the 52nd International Respiratory Congress, December 11 – 14, 2006, Las Vegas Nevada

Richard Nelson, MD MSRC RRT-NPS RCP

  • Research Interest: 
    • Health Care providers & tobacco control in developing nations. 
    • Lung ultrasound as the 2nd stethoscope of the respiratory care practitioner. 
    • External assessment for quality evaluation of international respiratory care programs.
    • International development  
  • Abstracts & Presentations: 
    • Nelson, RD, Gavrielov N. (2010) Cotinine Testing for Tobacco Abuse – Initial Riyadh Experience. Respiratory Care, Vol 55 No 11 Page 1584.
    • Nelson, RD. Point of Care Lung Ultrasound. Presentation given on 22 April 2014 at the Saudi Critical Care Society 2015 Conference.
    • Nelson, RD, Al‐Hubaishi, F, Nelson, A. (2010). NBRC Secure Self Assessment Tests – Saudi Arabia Experience. Respiratory Care, Vol 55, No 11, page 1539 
    • Nelson, RD. Respiratory Care Boards:  Essential for Patient Safety and Career Distinction.  Presentation given on 4 May 2014 at the 1st Respiratory Therapy Scientific Day, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh. 
    • Nelson, Richard D. National Board for Respiratory Care – SAEs and Credentialing. Presentation given on 13 April 2010 at the 6th Annual Respiratory Care Symposium, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Jeddah.
    • Nelson, Richard D (2006). Broadmindedness, Tolerance, Freedom of Thinking ‐‐ as Foundation of World's Culture. Almaty: Kazakhstan Association for Freedom. pp. 70‐76. ISBN 9965‐9842‐2‐0 
    • Nelson, Richard D (2002). Current Issues in Natural Methods of Public Health Care, International
    • Scientific‐Practical Conference. Almaty: Ministry of Health, Kazakhstan. pp. 29‐30. ISBN 9965‐15‐078‐8. 
    • >25 International Presentations in >20 countries including China, Taiwan, Russia, India, Nepal, Italy, Hungary, former Yugoslavia (Belgrade), Romania, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, USA, Canada, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Philippines, Malaysia, Tanzania, Ghana & Saudi Arabia.



Laren D Tan, MD, FCCP

Research Interest: Pulmonary

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Grants our faculty received

  1. Project Encompass, an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to wound care at Loma Linda University: ($250,000); 2017-2018
    1. This is an interdisciplinary grant where three of our faculty are part of. Our department (EMC Program) will receive approximately $62,500. 
    2. Faculty involved: Abdullah Alismail, Brendan Gongol, Laren Tan, and Traci Marin
  2. The use of Augmented Reality Glass in Central Lines and Intubation: 
    1. This is an interdisciplinary project between our department, Loma Linda University Medical Center, La Sierra University.  
    2. Faculty involved: Abdullah Alismail, Laren Tan, Michael Terry.