Bessie Emanuel Endowed Chair for Clinical Oncology Research, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, LLU
Professor, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, LLU
Chief, Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology and Stem Cell Program, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
Chief Attending Physician, Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
陳健行醫師現任為美國哈佛大學附屬麻省總醫院特聘僱問醫師、上海嘉會國際醫療腫瘤中心執行總監，曾任美國Loma Linda University醫學及基礎科學教授、腫瘤內科與血液學科主任逾10年，並獲任臨床腫瘤學研究Bessie Emanuel講座醫學教授，致力於血液腫瘤、實體腫瘤等多項臨床及轉化醫學研究，在淋巴瘤、骨髓瘤、白血病、幹細胞移植、實體瘤驅動基因突變癌症靶向治療等擁有30多年的癌症研究和臨床經驗，並在Journal of Clinical Oncology, Leukemia, Blood、Journal of Clinical Investigation、Journal of Hepatology、Annals of Oncology、PNAS等多家國際核心期刊發表了六十多篇同行評審論文，研究成果卓著，榮獲多項研究獎項肯定。
- 11/2015 - 02/2017 Bessie Emanuel Endowed Chair for Clinical Oncology Research, Department of Medicine.
- 2012-2017 NIH, P20 sub-project: “Immunoproteomics profiling in prostate Cancer: focus on health disparities” (Co-investigator-Chen [5%]); P.I. Carlos Casiano, Ph.D.
- 2011-2012 Industry Grant-International Stem Cell Inc. [ISCO](PI – Chen) US$100,000
- 2012-2014 Grants to promote Collaborative and Translational Research (GCAT), Loma Linda University (PIs – Chen & Goyal) US$75000
- 2010-2012 Susan G. Komen Foundation Clinical trials Enrollment Grant,(Co-investigator-Chen; P.I.-Yuan) US$ 35,000
- 2006-2009 Cancer Syndicate Grant Award, funding agency: A*STAR and the BMR (Singapore), awarded for Animal model for pre-clinical testing in NUH/NUS. Award: S$ 600,000/year one, extended to a 3 years grant (S$ 1,600,000).
- 2006-2009 Singapore Cancer Syndicate 2004 Award, TN31: Non-myeloablative transplantation and targeted therapy in leukemia (3 years S$1,200,000)
- 2006-2009 Singapore Cancer Syndicate 2004 Award, TN38: Development of an early phase clinical trials oncology program at The Cancer Institute (National Healthcare Group-NHG) (3 years, S$1,100,000)
- 2005-2006 Terry Fox Run Cancer Research 2004 Grant Award-Singapore Cancer Society: CD8+ depleted DLI Cell therapy for acute myeloid leukemia following non-myeloablative transplantation (2 years, S$200,000)
- 2000, 2001 & 2002 LLU, School of Medicine Research Award, competitive, yearly renewal
- 2001- National Medical Technology Test Bed, Director’s discretionary Fund Award.
- 07/1998 - 06/2001 Leukemia Society of America Fellow Grant Award: Title: “Loss of heterozygosity in the development of acute myeloid leukemia” returned, due to changing institute.
- 07/1996 - 06/1998 NIH, University of Washington Cancer Biology & Transplantation training Grant Award
- 1991 American Society of Hematology Travel Award for Annual ASH meeting
- 09/1988 - 05/1992 University of Minnesota Research Assistantship Award
- 06/1985 Graduation Awards in Citizenship, Sportsmanship, and Leadership for top 3 students in graduating class (85’), China Medical University
- 05/1980 China Medical University, Honor Student Awards
First and foremost,
I would like to thank Dr. Chen, Kuan Cheng, the president of Alumni Association. He has tirelessly organized alumni association from the beginning, connect to many of us personally and contribute enormously to CMU. He has inspired many of us. This is the fine example of year of perseverance.
I am most grateful to CMU Alumni award selection committee. I did not know about this event; It was a pleasant surprise. There are many outstanding alumni over the years and I am sure they also well deserve such recognition. I am humbled by the selection and able to come back during the 60th anniversary of CMU. What an honor!!
In recent decade, our school with the visionary leadership by Chairman Tsai and all the senior leaders, I have witnessed the most impressive transformation of the school. The movement has not only made CMU highly regarded domestically but also well known internationally.
Who could even imagine the current progress and success of our school, when I graduated in 1985. I applaud to the visionary leaders and the years of hard work as well as overcoming adversity. I am most proud to be an alumnus of CMU.
Alumni Association is the extension of influence from the school to the society, and reflection of the mission and vision. As an alumnus, I would support CMU and continue to do my best to serve.
Globalization is the trend in medicine. Talent search and grooming are in competition. CMU understands it well and has done outstanding jobs from designing new school curriculum to proactively linking with internationally prestige university and academic medical centers.
Although medicine is a phenomenon of global development but medical care itself is very personal experience between physician and patients. Medicine is the oldest profession. As long as human suffering exists, so do doctors. The role of doctors in modern world can be diverse but many of us will remain to be healers as we face our patients. That is what CMU is for. Learn well and treat our patients well. Respect each one you encounter and do no harm. This is the oath we sworn under when we wear our white coat for the first time.
For the young generations, I have a few to share:
1. We only have one life to live, live to the fullness. Find your passion, for greater good. There is a quote from the oldest book that I enjoy very much. It says: “….Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4: 8
2. Find your mentor early. I benefit throughout my life having inspiring individuals as mentors who demonstrate integrity, perseverance, and the love for medicine. So, find your mentor and be inspired.
3. Do not make final judgment about yourself when you are defeated, set back, lost in faith or having a catastrophic event. My wife and I went through life events that we thought to have irreversible loss. In later of our life, we are deeply encouraged by many who overcome the adversity and find ultimate purpose of life. One such person is, Joni Eareckson Tada whom we recently met. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, who later has served on the National Council on Disability and on the Disability Advisory Committee to the U.S. State Department and brought life changing law to reality to people suffering from all forms of disability. Never give up, every one of us is created for a good purpose and our life journey either ups or downs is a process that brings us to find of our purposes. It is up to you to find your path. For this, I thank my wife, LinErl who is also alumni of CMU, walks by me over these 30 years of marriage
I wish all of our young generation who now enjoy the unprecedent learning opportunity and environment at CMU, a great success to your career. Take the full advantage and be the best person you can be. 30 years later, it will be your turn standing here as you have a story to share.
Thank you, CMU.