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Check Presentation 
ENTERGY SUPPORTS NEW ERA SIMULATION EDUCATION CENTER

Entergy Vice President Tracie Boutte presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Randy Green, Chairman of the Foundation for LSU Health Sciences Center recently. The donation was made to support the Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD Student Learning Center at the LSUHSC School of Medicine. READ MORE
       
Dr. Augusto Ochoa 
OCHOA APPOINTED TO NCI ADVISORY BOARD

Dr. August Ochoa, Professor and Director of the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been named to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology. He will serve a four-year term. Dr. Ochoa is the only Louisianian currently serving on the Board, and the third one from the state to serve. READ MORE
       
Dr. Virginia Angelico-Tatum 
ANGELICO-TATUM NAMED LSUHSC DENTAL ALUMNA OF THE YEAR

Virginia Angelico-Tatum, DDS, has been named 2009 Alumna of the Year by the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry. A 1979 graduate, Dr. Angelico-Tatum has spent enormous personal time as a leader of the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Alumni Association. She has attended countless functions of the boards of directors of both the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation and the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Alumni Association. READ MORE
       
Dr. Daniel Nuss 
LSUHSC HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SURGICAL MEETING DRAWING HUNDREDS TO TOWN

Under the direction of Program Chair Dr. Daniel Nuss, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, the 20TH Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) is coming to New Orleans, October 14 - 18, 2009. Dr. Nuss, who is President of the NASBS, has also organized one of the largest ever hands-on surgical dissection workshops in craniofacial surgery at the Klein Center for Advanced Practice on the LSUHSC campus that will kick off the conference. The NASBS meeting, anchored at the Astor Crowne Plaza, is expected to draw about 700 members and their families to New Orleans. READ MORE
       
neurons 
LSUHSC’S ENGLAND PLAYS KEY ROLE IN DEVELOPING NEW ALS TREATMENT GUIDELINES

Dr. John England, Professor and Chairman of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, analyzed research findings and was responsible for the quality and accuracy of evidence analysis and the conclusions of the studies resulting in new guidelines for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The guidelines will be published in the October 13, 2009 issue of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. READ MORE
       
nursing education 
LSUHSC SCHOOL OF NURSING EARNS MAXIMUM ACCREDITATION

The School of Nursing at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the maximum allotted time period of ten years. READ MORE
       
nursing student 
LSUHSC NURSING SCHOOL HOLDS FREE INFO SESSION FOR BSN PROGRAM

The School of Nursing at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans will hold a free information session about its Bachelor of Nursing program from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2009, in Lecture Room 1 of the School, 1900 Gravier Street, for potential applicants who are not enrolled at UNO or LSU Baton Rouge. READ MORE
       
plaque 
LSUHSC RESEARCH SHOWS FISH OIL MAY PROTECT AGAINST STROKE FROM RUPTURED CAROTID ARTERY PLAQUES

Research led by Hernan A. Bazan, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that unstable carotid artery plaques – those in danger of rupturing and leading to a stroke – contain more inflammation and significantly less omega-3 fatty acids than asymptomatic plaques. This suggests that increasing the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in carotid artery plaques could either prevent strokes or improve the safety of treatment. READ MORE
       
H1N1 flu virus 
LSUHSC RESEARCHER IDENTIFIES NEW TARGET TO PREVENT FATAL FLU LUNG COMPLICATION

Research led by Dr. Jay Kolls, Professor and Chairman of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has identified a therapeutic target for acute lung injury resulting in acute respiratory distress syndrome, a highly fatal complication of influenza infection. The research, which will be published in The Journal of Immunology in October, is currently available in the Next in the JI section online. READ MORE
       
zebras 
NETS PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS SHOW THEIR STRIPES

In a twist on a typical national medical annual meeting where hundreds of physicians gather to hear the latest information about a disease or medical condition, more than 400 patients and their caregivers will attend the 2009 National Neuroendocrine Tumor (NETS) Patient Conference in New Orleans September 25 - 26, 2009 at the Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street, Grand Ballrooms. READ MORE
       
neuron 
LSUHSC RESEARCHERS WORKING TO PREVENT DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

Dennis Paul, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, and Harry Gould, MD, PhD, the Tom Benson Professor of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, have been awarded one of two scientific research grants made in 2009 by The Neuropathy Association. The $80,000 grant will fund research to learn how to prevent nerve cell death in people with uncontrolled or untreated diabetes resulting in neuropathy. READ MORE
       
airplane 
LSUHSC POST-DOC 1 OF 9 IN NATION & ONLY LOUISIANIAN INVITED TO WASHINGTON

May Lam, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of William C. Claycomb, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is one of nine postdoctoral researchers and students in the country, and the only one from Louisiana, invited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to go to Washington, DC to educate members of Congress about the challenges facing the next generation of scientific researchers in the United States. READ MORE
           
airplane 
PREVENTING AIRPORT MALARIA AND TRANSMISSION OF OTHER DISEASES THROUGH AIR TRAVEL

Dr. James Diaz, Professor and Director of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, will present information on how to prevent the transmission of diseases through air travel in Washington DC on September 18, 2009. Dr. Diaz’s presentation is part of a policy planning panel during the Transportation Research Board’s Research on the Transmission of Disease in Airports and on Aircraft Symposium. READ MORE
           
nursing educaton 
LSUHSC SCHOOL OF NURSING HOLDS GRADUATE PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

The School of Nursing at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans will hold a Nursing Graduate Program Open House on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 1900 Gravier Street, 4th floor. Nursing faculty from the RN to MN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Anesthesia (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), Nursing Administration, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Science programs will provide information and answer questions about the educational opportunities and benefits of postgraduate nursing education. READ MORE
   
couple 
LSUHSC FACULTY AND STUDENTS HOPE 1ST DAY OF FALL ISN’T

In an effort to reduce the 9,600 hospitalizations for fall-related injuries, $160 million cost, and 150 Louisiana deaths each year from falls, Occupational Therapy faculty and students from the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans have organized a Fall Prevention event that is free and open to the public. It will take place on September 22, 2009, the first day of fall, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 3700 Canal Street. READ MORE
       
Dr. Larry Hollier 
MULTI MILLION DOLLAR RESOURCE COMES BACK TO LIFE

One of the nation’s top patient simulation education centers, which was destroyed in the flooding following Hurricane Katrina, has been rebuilt and expanded, and is teaching Louisiana’s future doctors once again. The Isidore Cohn, Jr., MD Student Learning Center at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine – 20,000 square feet of some of the most advanced patient simulation technology available today – will be rededicated on Friday, September 11, 2009, 2020 Gravier Street, 6th floor. READ MORE
   
Dr. John England 
LSUHSC’S ENGLAND ELECTED AANEM PRESIDENT

Dr. John England, The Grace Benson Professor and Chairman of Neurology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been elected President of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM.) He will serve a one-year term beginning with his installation during the AANEM annual meeting in San Diego in October. READ MORE
   
DNA Sequence 
PATRICK TAYLOR FOUNDATION FUNDS MEDICAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL, UNDERGRAD & 1ST YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS AT LSUHSC

The Department of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine has been awarded a $220,000 grant over two years by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to fund two programs offering medical research experience for students at the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy as well as Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholars. READ MORE
   
Dr. Larry Hollier 
MAYO CLINIC HOSTS 3rd LARRY H. HOLLIER VISITING PROFESSOR AND NAMESAKE

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world, invited Dr. Larry H. Hollier, Chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, to be part of the third annual Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professorship activities held at Mayo on August 27-29, 2009. The Mayo Clinic established the Larry H. Hollier Visiting Professorship in Vascular Surgery in 2007 to honor Dr. Hollier, who founded the Division of Vascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic. READ MORE
   
Dr. Richard Scribner 
LSUHSC’S SCRIBNER APPOINTED CHAIR OF NIH GRANT RECOMMENDATION PANEL

Richard Scribner, MD, MPH, D’Angelo Professor of Alcohol Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, has been appointed Chairman of the National Institutes of Health Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section. READ MORE
   
breast cancer 
LSUHSC RESEARCH DISCOVERS NEW TARGETS FOR TREATMENT OF INVASIVE BREAST CANCER

Research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown for the first time that a tiny piece of RNA appears to play a major role in the development of invasive breast cancer and identified a gene that appears to inhibit invasive breast cancer. The research is published in the August 21, 2009 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. READ MORE
   
Ron Gardner 

LSUHSC ENROLLS LARGEST EVER FRESHMAN MEDICAL CLASS

LSUHSC’S GARDNER ELECTED DDD CHAIRMAN

Ron Gardner, Vice-Chancellor for Administrative, Community & Security Affairs at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been elected to a one-year term as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Downtown Development District (DDD). READ MORE
   
Class of 2013 

LSUHSC ENROLLS LARGEST EVER FRESHMAN MEDICAL CLASS

LSUHSC ENROLLS LARGEST EVER FRESHMAN MEDICAL CLASS

 

The School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has admitted the largest freshman class in the history of the school – 201 students. They are participating in orientation activities on the downtown LSUHSC campus today in preparation for the start of classes on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. The incoming class comprises 107 males and 94 females. READ MORE
   
Delery Playground 
MEDICAL STUDENTS TO RESUSCITATE 9TH WARD PLAYGROUND

 

The Delery Playground, on the corner of Delery and Alhambra in the lower 9th ward, will get intensive care from nearly 300 students and faculty from the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans on Monday, August 10, 2009. A service project of the largest freshman (L1) class of medical students LSUHSC has ever had, the student volunteers will refurbish the play structures and grounds from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to give back to a community that plays a crucial role in their education. READ MORE
   
Dr. Michael O'Brien 
LSUHSC’S O’BRIEN RECEIVES SINGULAR NATIONAL DENTAL TEACHING HONOR

 

Michael E. O’Brien DDS, JD, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Predoctoral Studies in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Daniel M. Laskin Award by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The award recognizes the "Outstanding Predoctoral Educator in OMS" (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery). READ MORE
   
Dr. Janet Leigh 
LSUHSC’S LEIGH 1 OF ONLY 10 RWJF HEALTH POLICY FELLOWS

 

Janet Leigh, BDS, DMD, Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, is one of ten Health Policy Fellows selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® (RWJF) for 2009-10. She is the first dentist to be selected since 1999. The award comes with a grant in the amount of $165,000 for the residential stay, travel, research, conferences, and other leadership development activities. READ MORE
   
Gamboa canopy 
Singing in the Rain

 

What do single women at a cocktail party and female frogs cruising at night in the tropical jungle have in common? Each summer, an LSUHSC researcher travels to a tiny town on the edge of the Panamanian rain forest to find out.  And what he finds may benefit people with dyslexia, schizophrenia, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. READ STORY
   
prostate cancer cells 
LSUHSC CONTRIBUTES TO RESEARCH REVEALING TARGETS TO REDUCE RACIAL DISPARITY IN PROSTATE CANCER DEATHS

 

The latest findings of the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project reveal potential new targets for reducing racial disparities in prostate cancer survival and highlight the importance of the health care delivery system. The study reports differences in physician trust, access to care, and continuity of care between African American and Caucasian men which result in advanced prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis and contribute to the higher death rate among African American men. The study is published in the early view issue of Cancer online July 27, 2009. READ MORE
   
Dr. Keith Van Meter 
LSUHSC’S VAN METER GIVEN HIGHEST HONOR FOR HYPERBARIC MEDICINE

 

Keith Van Meter, MD, Professor and Chief of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, is the 2009 recipient of the Albert R. Behnke Award, the premier award of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. The award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to advances in the undersea or hyperbaric biomedical field. The award may be made for a single contribution of great importance or for many contributions over the years. This award may not be presented in any given year if the Awards Committee decides that there is not a suitable recipient. Dr. Van Meter is the eighth recipient in the past nine years. READ MORE
   
ERK Figure 
LSUHSC ARRA GRANT SUPPORTS RESEARCH ON HOW LIKE CELL RECEPTOR SYSTEMS DETERMINE VERY DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS

 

Andy Catling, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a $177, 500 supplement to his RO1 grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to support his research on the mechanism by which seemingly similar cell receptor systems determine quite different functions influenced by hormones and drugs. READ MORE
   
Chlamydia trachomatis 
LSUHSC’S MARTIN SAYS SYPHILIS COMEBACK COULD WIPE OUT CONTROL GAINS, GONORRHEA MORE TREATMENT RESISTANT

 

Dr. David H. Martin, Professor and Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, updated reporters and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases on sexually transmitted diseases in the United States on July 22, 2009 at the National Press Club in Washington , DC. Dr. Martin, whose presentation was called, Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Neither Gone nor Forgotten, revealed significant information about STDs including Chlamydia trachomatis, gonorrhea, syphilis, and a relatively new STD, Mycoplasma genitalium. READ MORE
   
traffic 
LSUHSC RESEARCH SHOWS FOR 1ST TIME INFANT INHALATION OF ULTRAFINE AIR POLLUTION LINKED TO ADULT LUNG DISEASE

 

Stephania Cormier, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown for the first time that early exposure to environmentally persistent free radicals (present in airborne ultrafine particulate matter) affects long-term lung function. She recently presented her latest research data at the 11th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects at the Environmental Protection Agency Conference Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. READ MORE
   
Barney The Wedding 
LSUHSC SCHOOL OF NURSING NAMED ART OF CARING FEATURED PARTNER

 

LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Nursing will be featured as a community partner in conjunction with the Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) on July 25, 2009. LSUHSC nursing faculty and students will be at the museum from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. READ MORE
   
fruit fly 
LSUHSC’S NICHOLS TO USE LSD AND FRUIT FLIES TO IDENTIFY NOVEL GENES FOR PSYCHOSIS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA

 

Charles Nichols, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.4 million over four years by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to find and characterize novel genes involved in psychosis and schizophrenia, using novel research methods. READ MORE
   
Dr. Fred Rodriguez 
LSUHSC’S RODRIGUEZ TO BE AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL HONOR

 

Fred H. Rodriguez, Jr., MD, the Emma Sadler Moss Professor of Pathology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive the 2009 Israel Davidsohn Award for Distinguished Service by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). This award was established in 1989 and is presented annually to an exemplary ASCP member for significant contributions to the Society’s continuing medical education activities. The award will be presented to Dr. Rodriguez on October 31, 2009 during the ASCP Annual Meeting in Chicago. READ MORE
   
Dr. Huijing Xia 
LSUHSC POST-DOC AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP

 

Huijing Xia, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been selected by the American Physiological Society (APS) to receive the APS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physiological Genomics. The two-year fellowship is awarded through a highly competitive process. Typically only two are awarded nationally each year. READ MORE
   
breast cancer 
LSUHSC AWARDED $1.3 MILLION GRANT TO DEVELOP NEW CANCER VACCINE

 

Eduardo Davila, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Immunology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has been awarded a $1.3 million grant over five years by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop new immunotherapies, including a vaccine, for cancer. Two years of the research will be supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). READ MORE
   
cornea 
LSUHSC’S BAZAN AWARDED ARRA GRANT TO PRESERVE VISION

 

Haydee Bazan, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded a $710,000 grant over two years by the National Institutes of Health to advance her research on potential therapeutic approaches to heal corneal injuries. The grant was awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. READ MORE
   
wrench 
LSUHSC SCHWEITZER FELLOWS TO VOLUNTEER AT CHILD CENTER WITH WWII LEGACY

 

Five students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ Schools of Public Health and Medicine, who are 2009-10 Albert Schweitzer Fellows, will help repair and improve Abeona House Child Discovery Center, 8630 Oak Street, on Saturday, July 18, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. READ MORE
   
Dr. Martin Drell 
LSUHSC’S DRELL ELECTED PRESIDENT-ELECT OF NATIONAL ACADEMY

 

Martin J. Drell, MD, the Carl Adatto Professor of Community Psychiatry and Head of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been elected President-Elect of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). He will be installed at the end of the AACAP’s annual national meeting in Hawaii in October. Dr. Drell will serve as President-Elect for two years at which time he will become President for a two-year term. READ MORE
   
chromosome 6 
LSUHSC RESEARCH HELPS LINK SCHIZOPHRENIA TO SPECIFIC DNA REGION

Same Region on Chromosome as Immune Function

For the first time, an international group of researchers has found genetic evidence linking schizophrenia to a specific region of DNA – on chromosome 6. This is the same area where key genes for immune function are located. The LSUHSC research team was led by Nancy Buccola, APRN, PMH CNS-BC, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, who also coordinated the ten clinical sites. The work, Common variants on chromosome 6p22.1 are associated with schizophrenia, along with two related papers, is published in the July 1, 2009 issue of the journal Nature.
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Pneumocystis carinii 
LSUHSC’S KOLLS AWARDED $1.8 MILLION TO IMPROVE VACCINE STRATEGIES FOR P. CARINII PNEUMONIA
Jay K. Kolls, MD, Professor and Chairman of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded $1.8 million over five years by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study whether antibodies that recognize carbohydrate (sugars) and proteins on the surface of the fungus that causes Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) can be used to prevent the infection. READ MORE
   
Eye 
LSUHSC AWARDED GRANT FOR RESEARCH ON BLINDING EYE DISEASES
Dr. Donald Bergsma, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases. RPB is the world’s leading voluntary organization supporting eye research. To date, the organization has awarded grants totaling $2,182,100 to LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. READ MORE
   
Tiffany Niemoller 
LSUHSC MD/PHD STUDENT AWARDED NIH GRANT FOR RESEARCH ON PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF FISH OIL IN STROKE
Tiffany Niemoller, a 5th year MD/PhD student at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Schools of Medicine and Graduate Studies, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $148,480 over four years by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. A training grant for individual predoctoral students, the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award is an individual fellowship (F30) is given to "promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent, highly trained physician-scientists." It is a very competitive grant. READ MORE
   
Enzyme 
LSUHSC RESEARCH IDENTIFIES ENZYME THAT MAKES SURVIVAL MOLECULE FOR KEY VISION CELLS
Research lead by Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, identifying an enzyme that makes neuroprotectin D1 which specifically and selectively protects retinal cells key for vision, will be published in the June 26, 2009 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. READ MORE
   
Dr. Peter Krause 
LSUHSC’S KRAUSE APPROVED FOR MEMBERSHIP IN PRESTIGIOUS ORTHPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
Peter C. Krause, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been approved for membership in the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Founded in 1887, the AOA is the oldest and most distinguished orthopaedic association in the world. It has been the parent of several major orthopaedic organizations. Membership in the AOA is achieved by those who have made a significant contribution to education, research, and the practice of orthopaedic surgery and there are currently only about 1,500 members. READ MORE
   
Chest X-ray 
STATEMENT FROM LSUHSC PUBLIC HEALTH ABOUT SMOKING CONTROL LAW
The LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health released the following statement regarding the new smoking control law: READ MORE
   
Blood Pressure 
LSUHSC TO OFFER FREE HEALTH EDUCATION AND SCREENING OUTREACH
Faculty and students from the professional health schools at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans will offer free health education and screening community outreach at the Congressman Cao AAA Health Care Initiative on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 3700 Canal Street. READ MORE
   
Dr. Jean Jacob 
LSUHSC’S JACOB ONLY LOUISIANIAN SELECTED BY NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Jean T. Jacob, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Research Development at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, is one of 53 women and the only Louisianian selected for the 2009-10 class of fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine. ELAM is the only national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty for leadership at academic health centers. The new fellows, characterized as academic health’s most promising women leaders, represent 49 medical, dental, and public health schools. READ MORE
   
Caduceus 
LSUHSC’S PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZED FOR POST-KATRINA WORK IN SCHOOLS
The Department of Psychiatry at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2009 Distinguished Partners in Education Award by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Louisiana Department of Education. One of only 11 organizations statewide receiving the award, the LSUHSC Department of Psychiatry was nominated by John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award recipient Doris Voitier, Superintendent of the St. Bernard Parish Public School System. READ MORE
   
Dr. Daniel Nuss 
LSUHSC’S NUSS INVITED TO HARVARD AS VISITING PROFESSOR
Daniel W. Nuss, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, was invited by Harvard to serve as a Visiting Professor to the Harvard-Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Nuss gave two lectures – one, a technical presentation to surgeons and the other on disaster preparedness for physicians. Dr. Nuss, the current President of the North American Skull Base Society, was also asked to moderate a Skull Base Surgery Case Management panel. The visit included meetings with neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons as well as collaborating with the Facial Reconstructive Surgery team. READ MORE
   
Tigers reminiscing 
HUNDREDS OF LSU MEDICAL ALUMNI TO GATHER IN NEW ORLEANS
Nearly 600 alumni of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine and their spouses will be participating in Alumni Weekend activities June 12-13, 2009. In addition to Louisiana, states represented include North Dakota, Missouri, Georgia, California, North Carolina, Minnesota, Colorado, Maine, and Washington. A highlight of the weekend will be the Scientific Session which will take place Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the New Orleans Hilton, #2 Poydras Street, Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor. READ MORE
   
EBNA1 
LSUHSC RESEARCH FINDS SINGLE GENE CONTROLS GROWTH OF SOME CANCERS
Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, showing that a single gene can control growth in cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus and that existing therapeutics can inactivate it, will be published in the June 12, 2009 online issue of PLoS Pathogens READ MORE
   
Dr. Charles Cefalu 
LSUHSC GERIATRIC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM COMES BACK HOME LEAVING LEGACY IN LAFAYETTE
After three and a half years in Lafayette, LA where it moved as a result of the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the LSUHSC Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program is back home. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has notified program director Dr. Charles Cefalu, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatric Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, that the move to New Orleans has been approved and that the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program in New Orleans has earned accreditation effective July 1, 2009. READ MORE
   
Dr. Melinda Sothern 
LSUHSC RESEARCHERS 1ST TO DOCUMENT EARLY SIGNS FOR DIABETES IN KIDS AS YOUNG AS 7
Research conducted under the direction of Melinda Sothern, PhD, Professor and Director of Health Promotion at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, showing early signs of diabetes in healthy children as young as seven years old will be presented at the American Diabetes Association 2009 Annual Scientific Session Meeting in New Orleans. Dr. Sothern’s group is the first to document previously unknown markers for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, collectively called the Metabolic Syndrome, in children this young. READ MORE
   
Teeth in Mirror 
LSUHSC DENTAL RESEARCHER FUNDED TO DEVELOP BETTER DENTAL MATERIALS
Xiaoming, Xu, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Biomaterials Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.77 million over four years by the National Institutes of Health to develop new antibacterial, fluoride-releasing, and bioactive dental materials including dental composites, bonding agents, and sealants. READ MORE
   
Dr. Sam McClugage  MEDICAL EDUCATION GROUP HONORS LSUHSC'S MCCLUGAGE
Sam McClugage, PhD, Associate Dean for Admissions at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2009 Southern Group on Student Affairs (SGSA) Robert Sabalis Award for Exemplary Service. The SGSA, a regional group of the Association of American Medical Colleges, represents 47 of the 130 accredited US medical schools. READ MORE
   
protein surface
LSUHSC RESEARCH DESCRIBES FUNCTION OF KEY PROTEIN IN CANCER SPREAD
Research led by David Worthylake, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, may help lay the groundwork for the development of a compound to prevent the spread of cancer. The research will be published in the May 29, 2009 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. READ MORE
   
Dr. Chris Winters
LSUHSC'S WINTERS GETS 2009 NATIONAL TEACHING AWARD
Dr. J. Christian Winters, Professor and Chairman of Urology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, and the Director of the LSUHSC/Ochsner Urology Residency Program, has won the American Urological Association (AUA) Teaching Award for 2009. His two chief residents, Drs. Scott Delacroix and Eric Laborde, along with former Department Chair Dr. Harold Fuselier, nominated him for this award. READ MORE.
   
LSUHSC Emergency Medicine 
LSUHSC RECOGNIZED FOR CONTINUOUS EMERGENCY MEDICINE CARE OF UNDERSERVED
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans was recognized for its continuous service to the underserved and medically indigent during Hurricane Katrina and throughout response and recovery. The LSUHSC program was also cited for teaching and training Emergency Medicine residents during and post-Katrina. READ MORE
   
AAA screening
LSUHSC AAA SCREENING FINDS LIFE-THREATENING ANEURYSMS
Under the leadership of Dr. Hernan Bazan, LSUHSC vascular surgeons screened nearly 300 people for abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery blockages, and peripheral artery disease during the free AAA screening on May 16. The screening, organized by Pam Ballard at the LSU Healthcare Network, was held in conjunction with Aneurysm Outreach, Inc. READ MORE
   
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LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER GRADUATION HONORS KATRINA CLASS
The 135th Commencement of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans featured special tributes to the students whose educational experience was dramatically affected by Hurricane Katrina and her aftermath. The ceremony, which took place on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena, included the Katrina Triumph video which celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments through which LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans kept its educational commitment to its students and its health care compact with the citizens of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. READ MORE
   

 

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