Student News

Dental School band playing Saturday night

Our own dental school band, Developmental Groove, will be playing this weekend on Saturday night in Lakeview.  We have been hired to play the Power Mile Road Race after party.  They are headlining this event and are very proud to have been asked to do so.  Please come out, show your support and enjoy the show!

The stage will be set up at Harrison and Argonne near Edward Hynes Charter School.

List of Events:

5:00 – Begin race day registration

6:15 – 1/2 mi Youth Race Start

6:30 – 1 mi Open Race Start

6:30(ish) – Band start set 1

7:00 – RRCA Champ 1mi Start

7:20 – Awards Presentation

7:40 – Band start set 2

9:00 – Event closing

Non-runners who want to come out and enjoy the festivities can also purchase tickets for the after-party which includes music, food and beverages. Abita is a sponsor as well as 4-5 local restaurants.  These tickets are $10 and all tickets can be purchased the day of the race beginning at 5:00pm.

ProQuest/RefWorks Downtime Sunday

The ProQuest products, including our RefWorks database, will be unavailable for 5 hours beginning late Sunday evening into the wee hours of Monday morning.

From the announcement from ProQuest:

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours. Regional times for this maintenance window are shown below:

• Eastern Standard Time (EST): Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. for five (5) hours

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • Research databases
    • ProQuest platform (
    • ProQuest Congressional (
    • ProQuest Dialog (
    • Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
    • CultureGrams
    • eLibrary (all editions)
    • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
    • ProQuest Obituaries
    • ProQuest Research Companion
    • SIRS (all editions)
  • Dissertation publishing
    • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator
  • Reference management/Research support tools
    • RefWorks
    • COS Funding Opportunities
    • COS Scholar Universe
  • Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
    • Books in Print®
    • LibraryThing for Libraries™
    • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

Thank you for being a ProQuest customer. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact ProQuest Technical Support ( if you have questions or need assistance.


uTip: Text Emergency Alert System

This week, LSU Health Sciences Center introduced an emergency reporting service that will allow faculty, staff, and students to send text messages to University Police in order to facilitate the reporting of crime, to help prevent crime, and to allow police faster and more accurate information.

Subscription and registration with campus emergency alerts is not necessary. Users can simply send a message to 50911 with a text beginning “LSUHSC” in order to notify University Police of emergencies, crimes, and suspicious activities or persons in the area. Normal text message rates assigned by cell phone providers will apply.

Users may also contact University Police with non-emergency information at 568-8270 or via online message at

The graphic below provides more detailed information about this service from


  1. TEXT 50911 and begin your message with LSUHSC

    • University Police will not be notified If your text does not begin with LSUHSC

  2. You will receive a text to notify you that the text has been received by uTip


Sample uTip Message

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Congratulations Graduates!

SoM Tiger circa 1967

SoM Tiger circa 1967

Congratulations to all our graduates! already has the story up.

3rd Year Medical Student in the News

Third year medical student, Jarrett Pytell, was featured in a WWL-TV news story about the Mother’s Day Second Line Shooting. He used his trauma training to assist victims until EMS arrived. Thanks to the LSU Health Sciences twitter feed for the alert.

Match Day 2013

Congrats to all the Medical Students who matched on Friday. Glad to hear that over 100 of you will be sticking around.
Check out a few local news stories: from Fox8 and and the Advocate.

Free Dental Work

The LSU School of Dentistry is currently screening for patients willing to participate in clinical board exams for graduating seniors.?á The dental screenings are free and IF CHOSEN to be a patient for the board exams there will be $50 in compensation. They are looking for people with good overall oral hygiene who may need a small cavity filled or just a general cleaning. In short, if you have a common type of dental needs, nothing fancy or overly involved, feel free to attend one of the screening sessions

For more information, please consult the flyer.

BSN Graduate Featured in TP

Amanda Hill, May 2012 graduate of the School of Nursing, was featured in Sheila Stroup‘s column yesterday in the Times Picayune newspaper.?á The column highlighted Hill’s struggle to become a nurse. Congratulations to her (and her entire class) for fulfilling their dreams.

LSUHSC Students – OT Awareness Video

edit: as of today, Weds. April 11, the video has been removed. Sorry!

The Occupational Therapy students have created a video and posted it on YouTube to get the attention of Ellen Degeneres and promote OT Awareness. April is OT Awareness Month.

Take the DPT Health Fair survey

The Doctor of Physical Therapy students, Class of 2013 will host the 5th Annual LSUHSC Health and Wellness Event on October 21, 2011. They want to find out what you, the LSUHSC community, would like to get out of the event this year. They will use the responses we obtain from the survey to formulate our event. They would like the opinions of everyone in order to maximize the experience for those attending.

Please click on the survey link below and complete a short survey. Your feedback is important and will contribute to the success of the event.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

School of Dentistry in La. Life

“‘Chew’sing An Education: LSU’s Dental School Makes Its Mark” appears in the May-June 2011 issue of Louisiana Life. The article, which includes remarks from two fourth-year students, a faculty member, and Dean Gremillion, emphasizes the family-like atmosphere, state-of-the-art technology, and expertise of the faculty. Read the article at

Fellowships Awarded to SPH students

Four LSUHSC School of Public Health MPH students were recipients of the New Orleans Schweitzer Fellowships for 2010. Reece Alkire and Meagan Relle are working with Volunteers of America to develop and implement a disease prevention program focusing on homeless veterans. Megan Burns is creating a school gardening program at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School to instruct children on growing, preparing, and marketing fresh produce. Emily Mabile is collaborating with art therapists, teaching children in Central City how to create murals. This art form promotes mental health by empowering children to represent themselves and their schools.

The New Orleans Schweitzer Fellowship Foundaton established in 2007 as part of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program?« . Approximately 200 exceptional students from the nation’s top health and human service schools are selected to follow in Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s footsteps.