History of the Center
In January 1983, the Loma Linda University Board approved the establishment of the Center for Christian Bioethics, and a year later (1984) the Center opened under the leadership of its founding director, Jack Provonsha, MD, PhD. The Center has led and enhanced teaching, research, and service in biomedical ethics and related fields at Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). The Center has served as an important bridge between Christians and the rest of the community on thinking responsibly regarding issues of bioethics. Initiated by the founding director, particular attention has been given to the integration of religion, medicine, and ethics since its inception.