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The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans a $1.4 million grant over five years to prepare individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to earn either a PhD or MD/PhD degree. More

Public Release Date: September 15, 2017

LSUHealthNO to Study New Drug to Regenerate Heart Muscle
heart disease
In collaboration with Novo Biosciences, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence will receive more $500,000 over two years to study the effectiveness of a novel drug designed to stimulate the regeneration of heart muscle and prevent the formation or scar tissue following a heart attack. More

Public Release Date: September 12, 2017

LSUHealthNO Research Discovers Potential New Rx Target for Colon Cancer
colon
Genetic research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center demonstrated for the first time that a novel protein can cause normal cells in the lining of the colon to become malignant, grow and spread, as well as take on the characteristics of stem cells. More

Public Release Date: August 31, 2017

LSUHealthNO Discovery May Be Key to Obesity, Diabetes Rx
overweight
Research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has demonstrated the potential of a protein to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes. More

Public Release Date: August 29, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Reopens, August 30, 2017
LSU Health New Orleans downtown campus
LSU Health New Orleans will resume normal operations on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.Classes will be held, and patients will be seen as scheduled at clinics located on the downtown New Orleans and dental school campuses. More

Public Release Date: August 28, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Closed Tuesday, August 29, 2017
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Out of an abundance of caution due to the flooding threat posed by Tropical Storm Harvey coupled with the city's diminished pumping capacity, LSU Health New Orleans will close its downtown New Orleans and dental campuses on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. More

Public Release Date: August 28, 2017

LSUHealthNO Research Award to Improve Heart Attack Recovery
Adenowire
LSU Health New Orleans will receive $735,000 over two years to study the effectiveness of the first patented drug-eluting guidewire in preventing a complication that can occur following treatment of heart attacks with angioplasty. More

Public Release Date: August 25, 2017

10 Million Reasons that Treatment of Cancers Caused by Viruses May Advance
hpv
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded LSU Health New Orleans a $10 million grant over five years to support new basic research studies advancing the development new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for virus-induced cancers. More

Public Release Date: August 21, 2017

LSUHealthNO’s Campbell Named Family Physician of the Year
Drs. James Campbell and Mary Coleman
James Campbell, MD, Associate Professor and Director of the Kenner Family Medicine Residency Program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been selected as the Family Physician of 2017 by the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians. More

Public Release Date: August 14, 2017

$3.7 Million Grant to Fund Research on Novel Drug Targeting Heart Diseases
heart research
The Exscien Corporation of Louisville, KY, in conjunction with LSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, has been awarded an SBIR Fast-Track grant in the amount of $3.7 million over three years by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. More

Public Release Date: August 14, 2017

Carlson Family to Be Introduced at HBOT Conference
HBOT Conference
Paul Harch, MD, Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Edward Fogarty, MD, Chair of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will present details of the case of three-year-old Eden Carlson at the HBOT 2017 – 11th International Symposium on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 12:00 noon CDT. More

Public Release Date: August 11, 2017

$1.3 Million Federal Grant Supports Nursing Education & Clinical Trainingn
primary care
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has been awarded a grant for $1,384,070 over two years by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to prepare primary care advanced practice registered nursing students to practice in rural and underserved settings. More

Public Release Date: August 8, 2017

$15 Million Grant to LSUHealthNO to Help Reduce Cancer in Louisiana
mammogram
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health $15 million over five years for its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs. More

Public Release Date: August 4, 2017

LSUHealthNO Public Health Teams Up With Baby Cakes to Honor Cancer Survivors, Promote Prevention & Early Detection
inflatable colon
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff will participate in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Shrine on Airline. More

Public Release Date: August 2, 2017

Regents and Donors Support LSUHealthNO Health Education and Care
LSUHealthNO medical education
LSU Health Foundation New Orleans has received $360,000 in matching funds from the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund for endowed professorships and superior graduate scholarships. More

Public Release Date: July 31, 2017

LSUHealthNO Research Finds Home-Based Kit Would Increase HIV Testing
HIV
Research led by William Robinson, PhD, Associate Research Professor of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has found that 86% of heterosexuals who are at high risk for HIV would use a home-based test kit provided by mail and 99% would seek treatment based on a positive result. More

Public Release Date: July 28, 2017

LSUHealthNO Research Finds Walnuts May Promote Health by Changing Gut Bacteria
walnut salad
Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health. More

Public Release Date: July 25, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Dental School to Reopen Wednesday
LSUHSC Dental School
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry will resume normal operations on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Classes will be held and patients will be seen as scheduled. More

Public Release Date: July 24, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Dental School Remains Closed Tuesday
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry clean-up
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry will be closed Tuesday, July 25, 2017, because repairs to electrical infrastructure are not yet complete following Saturday’s flooding. More

Public Release Date: July 24, 2017

Research Targets Long-Term Brain Deficits in Cardiac Arrest Survivors
automatic external defebrillator
Research conducted by Jason Middleton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Neuroscience at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and colleagues may lead to a treatment to prevent long-term sensory problems by restoring normal brain function in survivors of cardiac arrest. More

Public Release Date: July 19, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Dental School Closed Monday
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry will be closed Monday, July 24, 2017, due to a power outage that also affects telephones and the computer network on the dental school campus. Classes and patient appointments at the E. E. Jeansonne Clinic Building at 1100 Florida Avenue are cancelled, and only essential personnel should report for work on Monday. More

Public Release Date: July 19, 2017

Altier Takes Reins of LSU Health Foundation New Orleans
LSU Health Foundation New Orleans
The Board of Directors of LSU Health Foundation New Orleans has named Matthew Altier President and Chief Executive Officer. Altier’s most recent prior position was Vice President for Business Development at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. More

Public Release Date: July 18, 2017

LSUhealthNO Research to Improve Resilience to Disasters in LA
Louisiana flood
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health will receive $2.5 million to improve resilience and mental health outcomes in six communities in south Louisiana that experience weather-related and manmade disasters. More

Public Release Date: July 18, 2017

Using Omega 3 Fatty Acids to Treat Alzheimer’s & Other Diseases?
salmon
Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson’s disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases. The key is to be able to intervene during the early stages of the disease. More

Public Release Date: July 17, 2017

O2 & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Reverses Brain Damage in Drowned Toddler
hyperbaric chamber
Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a two-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli. More

Public Release Date: July 17, 2017

LSUHealthNO Nursing Simulation Center Earns Full Accreditation
LSUHealthNO Nursing Simulation Center
The Simulation Center of the Nursing Skills and Technology Center at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing received 5-year accreditation. More

Public Release Date: July 14, 2017

LSUHealthNO’s Porche Selected for National Honor
Dr. Demetrius Porche
Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, is one of 14 distinguished nurse educators chosen for induction into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. More

Public Release Date: July 13, 2017

Newly Discovered Elovanoids Called a “Transformative New Concept of Biology”
Dr. Nicolas Bazan
Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered a new class of mediators, or biochemical triggers that he named elovanoids (ELVs). More

Public Release Date: July 12, 2017

Entergy Foundation Supports Health Professions Pipeline Program
Entergy supports LSUHealthNO pipeline program
Entergy Charitable Foundation recently presented an $80,000 grant to support an LSU Health New Orleans program that is improving science education and attracting more young people to careers in the health professions. More

Public Release Date: July 11, 2017

ACF Donates $100,000 for LSUHealthNO Cancer Research
Chicken Jam celebrates fried chicken while raising $ for LSUHealthNO cancer research
Al Copeland, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Al Copeland Investments, presented a check in the amount of $100,000 to Dr. Larry Hollier, Chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans, Matthew Altier, President of LSU Health Foundation New Orleans and Dr. Augusto Ochoa, Director of LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, at the Second Annual Chicken Jam. More

Public Release Date: July 3, 2017

LSUHealthNO to Hold Dental Hygiene Program Open House
LSUHealthNO Dental Hygiene Program
The Dental Hygiene Program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry will hold an Open House on July 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the school, 1100 Florida Avenue. More

Public Release Date: June 29, 2017

LSUHealthNO Public Health Cancer Plan to Reduce LA Cancer Deaths
Stop smoking
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health’s Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2017-2021 provides a roadmap to reduce cancer deaths in Louisiana over the next five years. More

Public Release Date: June 27, 2017

LSUHealthNO’S Gremillion Elected to National Dental Education Leadership Post
ADEA
Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD, Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been elected Board Director for Deans of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) 2017-18 Board of Directors. More

Public Release Date: June 26, 2017

LSUHealthNO-Founded Men’s Health Journal Now Ranked in Top 50
men's health
The impact factor of the American Journal of Men’s Health, housed in the LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, reveals that it has become an influential source of information nationally and internationally about men’s health. More

Public Release Date: June 23,, 2017

Donation Supports LSU Health New Orleans Usher Syndrome Research
Usher Syndrome
Jennifer J. Lentz, PhD, Assistant Professor at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has received a $30,000 donation from the Ush One See Foundation to support her Natural History of Usher Syndrome in Louisiana research study. More

Public Release Date: June 22,, 2017

Apply to LSUHealthNO Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Now
psychiatric nursing
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 enrollment in its Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. More

Public Release Date: May 25, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Offers Expertise to Cope with Terrorism
Manchester
Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine offer their expertise to help people cope with the latest act of terrorism that occurred in London Monday night. More

Public Release Date: May 24, 2017

LSUHealthNO Partners with Team Gleason for ALS Conference
LSUHealthNO ALS Ice Bucket Challence
The Human Development Center at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions will host a conference addressing communication strategies for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). More

Public Release Date: May 16, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Graduates New Members of Health Care Workforce
LSUHealthNO Commencement
Students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ six professional health schools will graduate during its 143rd Commencement on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena. More

Public Release Date: May 2, 2017

Free Oral Health Screening to Help Save Lives
oral cancer screening
Led by Dr. Rohan Walvekar, a Head and Neck Surgeon at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, LSU Health New Orleans ENT faculty, residents and medical students will conduct a free oral cancer screening open to the public. More

Public Release Date: May 1, 2017

LSUHealthNO Awarded $2.5m Grant to Develop Better Dental Filling Materials
dental xray
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health has awarded LSU Health New Orleans’ School of Dentistry an R01 grant in the amount of $2,465,297 over five years to develop stronger, longer-lasting dental filling materials with antibacterial properties to inhibit recurrent cavities and extend the life of the restoration. More

Public Release Date: April 26, 2017

Harman Joins LSU Health New Orleans
John Harman
Dr. Larry Hollier, Chancellor of LSU Health New Orleans has appointed John A. Harman, MBA, CPA, CGMA, CMPE, as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance effective May 1, 2017. More

Public Release Date: April 21, 2017

LSUHealthNO Research Shows Fish Oil Component Helps Damaged Brain & Retina Cells Survive
neurons
A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina. More

Public Release Date: April 19, 2017

LSUHealthNO Medical Student to Spend a Year Doing Research at NIH
carcinoid tumor
Russ Guidry, a student at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is one of only about 50 medical students in the country chosen to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program. More

Public Release Date: April 18, 2017

LSUHealthNO Hosts Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop
Geaux Baby, Geaux!
LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions will host the Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop on April 21, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at its Human Development Center, 411 South Prieur Street. More

Public Release Date: April 17, 2017

Medicine 2017 White Coat Ceremony
Medicine White Coat Ceremony
The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will hold its annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Bienville Room. More

Public Release Date: April 13, 2017

Technique Improves Breast Reduction Outcomes
surgery
Research led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that long-term breast reduction outcomes can be improved by using techniques that minimally disrupt the lower breast suspensory ligaments. More

Public Release Date: April 12, 2017

LSUHealthNO Nursing Named a Stellar School – Again
NSNA Stellar School
For the second time, the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) has designated LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing as a Stellar School. More

Public Release Date: April 5, 2017

LSUHealthNO Educators Awarded Nursing “Oscars”
Nightingale Awards
Two members of the faculty of LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing earned top honors at the Louisiana Nurses Foundation’s 2017 Nightingale Gala & Awards Ceremony. More

Public Release Date: March 31, 2017

LSUHealthNO Offers LGBT Health Care Symposium
LGBT health care
LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will present LGBT Health Care Symposium: Insight on Current Affairs and the Future of LGBT Health Care on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. More

Public Release Date: March 30, 2017

Discovery of New Predatory Dinosaur Species Gives New Insight on Their Evolution
Daspletosaurus horneri
Jayc Sedlmayr, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of an international team of scientists who discovered a new tyrannosaur with an unusual mode of evolution. More

Public Release Date: March 29, 2017

LSUHealthNO Celebrates National Public Health Week
public health
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health will mark National Public Health Week, April 3 - 9, 2017, with a variety of events celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. More

Public Release Date: March 28, 2017

LSUHealthNO’S LA Tumor Registry Now Includes Prevalence Data
Cancer in LA Supplement
For the first time, data published by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health’s Louisiana Tumor Registry includes cancer prevalence. More

Public Release Date: March 27, 2017

LSUHealthNO Donors Now Receive Tiger Athletic Foundation Priority Points
Tiger Stadium
Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) is now awarding priority points for gifts made to LSU Health Foundation New Orleans and LSU Health New Orleans Medical Alumni Association. More

Public Release Date: March 17, 2017

Nearly Half of LSU Health New Orleans Medical Grads to Stay In LA
Match 2017
Forty-nine percent, or 94 of 193 LSU Health New Orleans graduating medical students participating in the National Resident Match Program this year, chose to remain in Louisiana to complete their medical training, and More

Public Release Date: March 14, 2017

Phillippi’s Expertise in Juvenile Justice Recognized
Dr Stephen Phillippi
Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Stephen Phillippi, Jr., PhD, LCSW, CCFC, Associate Professor, Chair of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Public Health and Justice at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, to the Louisiana Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board. More

Public Release Date: March 13, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Match Day to Reveal How Many Doctors Louisiana Will Have
Match Day
Envelopes revealing the number of new doctors who will train in Louisiana will be opened at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Match Day Ceremony on Friday, March 17, 2017. More

Public Release Date: March 9, 2017

LSUHealthNO Public Health Hosts Free Health Disparities Event
Health Disparities
Dean G. Smith, PhD, Professor and Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health will host a special event focused on health disparities on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. More

Public Release Date: March 6, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Student Bands Perform to Raise Funds for Camp Tiger
SIGMA Performance
The LSU Health New Orleans Student Interest Group for Music and the Arts (SIGMA) will hold a “Battle of the Bands” on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at Republic NOLA, 828 South Peters Street in the Warehouse District. More

Public Release Date: March 2, 2017

LSU Health New Orleans Med Students Raise Funds for Camp Tiger
Camp Tiger Benefit Auction
LSU Health New Orleans Camp Tiger Benefit Auction – the major fund-raiser supporting the free, week-long summer day camp for children with special needs in the metropolitan New Orleans area – will be on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., at Club XLIV in the heart of Champions Square (on Lasalle Street adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome). More

Public Release Date: February 22, 2017

LSUHealthNO Oral Surgeons Bring Added Expertise in Head & Neck Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction to NOLA & BR
Drs Kim and Zaid
LSU Health New Orleans’ Beomjune Kim, DMD, MD, FACS, and Waleed Zaid, DDS, FRCD (C), MSc, have been awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). More

Public Release Date: February 21, 2017

Application Deadline for Summer Health Professions Education Program Approaching
SHPEP
The deadline to apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at LSU Health New Orleans is March 1, 2017. More

Public Release Date: February 20, 2017

LSUHealthNO & Partners Offer Free Private Well Disinfection Class
well disinfection
LSU Health New Orleans Public Health faculty, along with Communities Unlimited and Rural Community Assistance Partnership, will teach a free class for private well owners affected by the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016. More

Public Release Date: February 9, 2017

Reed Honored as One of LA’s Most Influential in Tech & Entrepreneurship
innovation
Patrick Reed, MS, RTTP, Director of Technology Management at LSU Health New Orleans, has been selected as a member of the 2016 Silicon Bayou 100. More

Public Release Date: February 8, 2017

Dental Partners Team Up to Give Kids a Smile
Give Kids a Smile
The LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and the New Orleans Dental Association (NODA) are teaming up to Give Kids a Smile. About 120 third-graders from ReNew McDonough City Park Academy are expected to take part in the 2017 Give Kids a Smile Day. More

Public Release Date: February 7, 2017

Approach Removes Thyroid Gland with No Neck Scar or Need for Special Equipment
thyroidectomy scar
A surgical approach developed by ENT surgeons at LSU Health New Orleans to perform thryroidectomies without scarring the neck appears to be just as successful using standard surgery. More

Public Release Date: February 1, 2017

Tessler Appointed to National Performance Group
Dr. Oren Tessler
Oren Tessler, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been selected to serve on the Autologous Breast Reconstruction Performance Measures Work Group of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). More

Public Release Date: January 31, 2017

Mudbug March to Stomp Out Pulmonary Hypertension
Mudbug March
The LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Alumni Association will hold the 3rd Annual Mudbug March to stomp out Pulmonary Hypertension on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the New Orleans City Park Peristyle. More

Public Release Date: January 26, 2017

Barsley Elected Chair of CSSP Executive Committee
Dr. Robert Barsley
Robert Barsley, DDS, JD, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences and Director of Oral Health Resources, Community and Hospital Dentistry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been elected Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. More

Public Release Date: January 20, 2017

DiCarlo Appointed to Senior Leadership Post
Dr. Richard DiCarlo
Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has appointed Dr. Richard DiCarlo as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Institutional Affairs at the school. DiCarlo remains a Professor of Medicine. More

Public Release Date: January 19, 2017

IT Network Upgrades Support LSUHealthNO Research Enterprise
servers
The Department of Information Technology at LSU Health New Orleans successfully competed for its first National Science Foundation grant. The $499,640 grant will support a complete cyberinfrastructure overhaul in two key research buildings. More

Public Release Date: January 13, 2017

LSUHealthNO’s Gilpin Only 1 in LA Chosen for High Us Government Honor
Dr. Nicholas Gilpin
Nicholas W. Gilpin, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology and Associate Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, is the only Louisiana recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers awarded by President Obama on January 9, 2017. More

Public Release Date: January 12, 2017

Grant Awarded to LSUhealthNO Student Program to Help Homeless Women & Children
NOWS Program
A program founded and run by LSU Health New Orleans medical students to make health care and health education more accessible to homeless women and children has been awarded a $10,000 grant. More

Public Release Date: January 11, 2017

Fontham Appointed to Gulf Research Advisory Board
oil spill
Elizabeth “Terry” Fontham, DrPH, Founding Dean and Emeritus Professor at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, is the only appointee from a Louisiana university to the Advisory Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine’s Gulf Research Program for the term beginning January 1, 2017. More

Public Release Date: January 10, 2017

LSUHealthNO Study 1st to Show Parents’ Concerns About Neighborhood Restrict Kids’ Outdoor Play
graffitti
A study conducted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health is the first to demonstrate that parents who are concerned about their neighborhoods restrict their children’s outdoor play. More

Public Release Date: January 9, 2017

Charity Hospital Clean-Out Set to Begin

Charity Hospital

Jerry Jones, LSU Health New Orleans Health Care Services Division Director of Facility Planning, briefed media today on the Charity Hospital Clean-Out set to begin on January 10, 2017. More

Public Release Date: January 6, 2017

While Not Necessarily Reality, Perception Can Cause Reality to Evolve
bat and flower
In an invited perspective published January 6, 2017, in Science, Hamilton Farris, PhD, Associate Professor-Research at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, finds that the key insight of an important study by Nachev, et al. is that perception can drive the evolution of observable traits. More

Public Release Date: January 4, 2017

LSUHealthNO’s Bonanno Reappointed to LA State Nursing Board, Elected President
Dr. Laura Bonanno
Governor John Bel Edwards has reappointed Laura S. Bonanno, DNP, CRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director and Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. More

Public Release Date: December 22, 2016

LSUHealthNO Docs Perform LA’s 1st High-Risk Coronary Angioplasty with Novel Device at UMC
angiogram
LSU Health New Orleans interventional cardiologist Murtuza Ali, MD, led a team that performed the first coronary angioplasty using the investigational HeartMate PHP™ in Louisiana on Tuesday, December 20, 2106, at University Medical Center New Orleans. More

Public Release Date: December 19, 2016

LSUHealthNO’s Zura Helps to Get Powdered Gloves Banned
surgery
Powdered gloves used for everything from surgery to patient exams, have been now banned, a result that Robert Zura, MD, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine has worked to achieve since his undergraduate days. More

Public Release Date: December 16, 2016

National Nursing Accrediting Agency Taps LSU Health New Orleans Dean
Dr. Demetrius Porche
Demetrius Porche, DNS, PhD, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) Report Review Committee. More

Public Release Date: December 14, 2016

Delacroix Elected to NCI Steering Committee
Dr. Scott Delacroix
Scott Delacroix, Jr., MD, Director of Urologic Oncology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been elected as the new community oncology representative to the Genitourinary Steering Committee, one of the Scientific Steering Committees of the National Cancer Institute’s Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials. More

Public Release Date: December 9, 2016

Bazan Selected for Prestigious International Appointment
Dr Nicolas Bazan
Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor, Ernest C. and Yvette C. Villere Chair for the Study of Retinal Degeneration, and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been appointed a Foreign Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. More

Public Release Date: December 9, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Flood Relief Fund Grants Awarded
Flood Relief Fund
Checks from the flood relief fund that LSU Health New Orleans and its Foundation established to provide emergency financial assistance to faculty, staff and students in extreme financial need after the Great Louisiana Flood of 2016 are being distributed to qualified applicants just in time for the holidays. More

Public Release Date: December 8, 2016

LSU Health Recognized as 1st Hidden Scar Center in New Orleans
LSU Health New Orleans has become the first Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery Center in New Orleans. Dr. Adam Riker, Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is one of the few Louisiana surgeons trained in the Hidden Scar™ Breast Cancer Surgery technique. More

Public Release Date: December 7, 2016

Protection Against Zika Just as Important During Winter
Aedes mosquito
Just because temperatures are cooling down as winter approaches, it’s no time to let your guard down when it comes to mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus. More

Public Release Date: December 6, 2016

Free Seminar Details Cannabis and Its Medicinal Potential
medical marijuana
LSU Health New Orleans Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence and Baker Donelson are offering Cannabis and Its Medicinal Potential: State of the Research and Policy Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the LSU Health New Orleans campus. More

Public Release Date: December 5, 2016

Research Providing Promising New Treatments for Melanoma
melanoma cell line
In a paper published online November 30, 2016, in Melanoma Management, Adam Riker, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgical Oncology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reviews approaches to manage melanoma, including one tested at LSU Health New Orleans that provoked a complete response in a patient with a long history of the disease. More

Public Release Date: December 1, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Offers Free Oral Cancer Screening
oral cancer screening
LSU Health New Orleans ENT surgeons, residents and medical students are conducting a free oral cancer screening open to the public on Friday, December 2, from 1 – 4 pm at Zuppardo's Family Supermarket, 5010 Veterans Memorial Blvd in Metairie. More

Public Release Date: November 30, 2016

Test for Early Diagnosis of Life-Threatening Preemie Disease Advances
premature infant
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen an LSU Health New Orleans team that developed a test for the early detection of a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal disease affecting pre-term, low birthweight babies to receive expert guidance to move the technology forward. More

Public Release Date: November 16, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Reports Innovations in Defining Sources of GI Bleeding
small bowel
A team of physicians at LSU Health New Orleans has found that endoscopy combined with the administration of antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents is a safe and effective technique for identifying hidden sources of gastrointestinal bleeding. More

Public Release Date: November 10, 2016

Omniseq Forms Clinical Evaluation Partnership with LSU Health New Orleans to Provide Comprehensive Genomic Profiling
DNA
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans ( LSU Health New Orleans) and Omniseq (OmniSeq®), a subsidiary of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), are now partnering to provide oncologists with comprehensive next generation sequencing of solid tumors for clinical decision support. More

Public Release Date: November 7, 2016

LSU Health Nursing Inks Articulation Agreement with Fletcher
LSUHealthNO Nursing
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has signed an Articulation Agreement with the School of Nursing at Fletcher Technical Community College to admit Fletcher graduates to LSU Health New Orleans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. More

Public Release Date: October 21, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Dental School to Open After-Hours Pediatric Clinic
cavities
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry plans to open an after-hours pediatric dental clinic in November 2016, with support from a $37,156.83 grant from Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC): The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. More

Public Release Date: October 17, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Offering Free Well Water Testing in Flood-Affected Areas
French Settlement
Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health and Virginia Tech are offering free well water testing to residents who were affected by the recent Louisiana floods and will study results to better understand the impact of floods on private well water and the effectiveness of prevailing well water disinfection protocols. More

Public Release Date: October 13, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Opens Merkel Cell Carcinoma Clinical Trial
Merkel cell carcinoma press conference
LSU Health New Orleans is recruiting participants to a clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of MK-3475 (pembrolizumab) in treating patients with Merkel cell cancer that cannot be removed by surgery, or controlled with treatment, or has spread to other parts of the body. It is the first systemic intervention for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma. More

Public Release Date: October 10, 2016

New Resource for Cancer Patients
research
LSUHealthNO will hold a press conference to announce a new resource for cancer patients More

Public Release Date: October 4, 2016

Hollier Joins Small Number of Esteemed Colleagues Who Have Received Singular Honor
Texas Surgical Society
Larry H. Hollier, MD, FACS, FACC, FRCS (Eng.), Chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been accepted as an Honorary Member and named a Fellow of the Texas Surgical Society. In the organization’s 101-year history, only 22 surgeons in the country have been selected for this honor. More

Public Release Date: October 3, 2016

Research Provides New Information on Cancer & Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Link
sugar sweetened
A study conducted by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans suggests that age is an important factor in the association between cancer and sugar-sweetened beverages and recommends that intervention programs to reduce consumption of added sugar be focused on lower socio-economic status, young males, as well as cervical cancer survivors. More

Public Release Date: September 29, 2016

LSU Health Psychiatry Awarded $3 Million Grant to Build Terrorism & Disaster Resilience
disaster
LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry has been competitively awarded a $3 million grant over five years by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to build the Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience. More

Public Release Date: September 26, 2016

Case Demonstrates Best Rx Options for Advanced Skin Cancer in the Elderly
elderly
A new case study by a team of surgical oncologists and plastic and reconstructive surgeons at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine highlighted the frequency and clinical challenges of treating advanced skin cancers in older people. More

Public Release Date: September 22, 2016

NET Patient Conference Brings Hundreds to Hear Latest Advances by LSU Health Faculty & Other Leading Experts
carcinoid tumor
LSU Health New Orleans faculty, among the most experienced physicians in the world treating neuroendocrine tumors, will share their expertise, advances and results at the 2016 National Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Patient Conference September 22 - 24, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans. More

Public Release Date: September 22, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Paints October Pink
breast cancer month
Through a variety of activities, faculty and staff at LSU Health New Orleans will raise awareness about breast cancer and share the latest information on topics from research discoveries and clinical trials, to current treatments and what is on the horizon during the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The events are free and open to the public. More

Public Release Date: September 21, 2016

LSUHealthNO Research Reveals How Psychedelics Alter Brain Function with Innovative Method
psychedelic mushroom
Surprising findings of LSU Health New Orleans research on the brain’s response to psychedelic drugs include that psychedelics directly activate only about 5% of brain cells, even in the most highly responding areas of the brain. More

Public Release Date: September 20, 2016

Neuro-Oncologist Joins LSU Health Faculty
Dr. Aaron Mammoser
Aaron Mammoser, MD, recruited as an associate professor of clinical neurosurgery, will hold the Kelsey Bradley Favrot Chair in Neuro-Oncology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Mammoser is an MD Anderson-trained neuro-oncologist. More

Public Release Date: September 16, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Earns Top Rankings
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing
The School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans has been ranked the #9 nursing school in the United States, the #5 nursing school among public nursing schools nationally and the #2 nursing school in the Southeast region. The rankings resulted from an evaluation of data collected from nursing schools nationwide. More

Public Release Date: September 13, 2016

Lee Named Chair of Dermatology
Dr. Brian Lee
After a national search, Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has appointed Dr. Brian Lee Chairman of the Department of Dermatology. More

Public Release Date: September 7, 2016

Why Bones Don’t Heal: Researchers Identify Risk Factors for Nonunion of Fractures
bone fracture
Dr. Robert Zura, the Robert D’Ambrosia Professor and Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team that identified risk factors which may help orthopaedic surgeons better predict a serious complication of bone fractures. The paper was published September 7, 2016, in the Online First section of JAMA Surgery. More

Public Release Date: September 6, 2016

LSU Health Dentistry Grant to Help Improve Oral Cancer Survival
self oral cancer exam
Dr. Kitrina Cordell, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Academy of General Dentistry to develop a school-wide program to teach patients about self oral cancer screening. More

Public Release Date: August 26, 2016

Researchers Report New Zika Complication
Aedes mosquito
Dr. John England, Professor and Chair of Neurology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and colleagues in Honduras and Venezuela have reported a new neurological complication of infection with the Zika virus. They described the first confirmed case of Zika-associated sensory polyneuropathy. More

Public Release Date: August 11, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Dental School Cooks for 1st Responders
jambalaya
More than 100 LSU Health New Orleans dental and dental hygiene students, faculty, staff and volunteers will bring out their cooking pots to make a New Orleans-style lunch for first responders on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue. More

Public Release Date: August 10, 2016

LSU Health Med Students Get Firsthand Health Policy Experience
Washington DC skyline
The first class of Summer Health Policy Fellows at LSU Health New Orleans will receive certificates of completion Friday, August 12, 2016, at an on-campus luncheon sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana. More

Public Release Date: August 4, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans Works with ACP to Raise the Rates
adult vaccination
LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine faculty have partnered with the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) to raise the immunization rates of Louisiana adults through ACP’s I Raise the Rates Program. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, beginning with Adult Immunization Week. More

Public Release Date: August 2, 2016

White Coat Ceremony–Rite of Passage for Medical Students
white coat
The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will hold its annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross High School, 5500 Paris Ave, New Orleans. This year, 203 second-year LSU Health New Orleans medical students will receive white coats, a visible symbol of patient care. During the ceremony, students are “coated” by faculty members chosen by the class for their commitment to medical education and their students. More

Public Release Date: July 25, 2016

LSU Health New Orleans nursing school awarded financial aid for students
nursing students
LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing has been awarded a total of $2.2 million over four years by the Health Resources and Services Administration to help qualified Nurse Anesthesia and Family Nurse Practitioner students with school and living expenses. More

Public Release Date: July 22, 2016

Novel compounds arrested epilepsy development in mice
Neuron
A team led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of LSU Health New Orleans’ Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has developed neuroprotective compounds that may prevent the development of epilepsy. More