Student News

February Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16.

1. Casano K, Meddaugh H, Zambrano RM, Marble M, Torres JI, Lacassie Y. Gorlin-like phenotype in a patient with a PTCH2 variant of uncertain significance. Eur J Med Genet. 2020;103842.

2. De Felice KM. Patients perception of risks and benefits of biologic therapy. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2020;26(1):147-149.

3. Joslyn P, Meddaugh H, Torres J, Patrick-Esteve J, Olister S, Mumphrey C, Zambrano R. A novel missense variant in CHD7, a rare cause of CHARGE syndrome. Clin Dysmorphol. 2020;.

4. Kautzmann MI, Gordon WC, Jun B, Do KV, Matherne BJ, Fang Z, Bazan NG. Membrane-type frizzled-related protein regulates lipidome and transcription for photoreceptor function. FASEB J. 2020;34(1):912-929.

5. Thomas K, Voros BA, Meadows-Taylor M, Smeltzer MP, Griffin R, Boudreaux JP, Thiagarajan R, Woltering EA, Ramirez RA. Outcomes of capecitabine and temozolomide (CAPTEM) in advanced neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). Cancers (Basel). 2020;12(1):10.3390/cancers12010206.

6. Van Anh KY, Tieh P, Desselle B. Unusual presentation and complications of new-onset type 1 diabetes in a 3-year-old. Clin Pediatr. 2020;59(1):101-103.

7. Artz JD, Tessler O, Clark S, Patel S, Torabi R, Moses M. Can it be safe and aesthetic? an eight-year retrospective review of mastopexy with concurrent breast augmentation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019;7(6):e2272.

8. Yue X, Guidry JJ. Differential protein expression profiles of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid following lipopolysaccharide-induced direct and indirect lung injury in mice. Int J Mol Sci. 2019;20(14):10.3390/ijms20143401.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions,click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

Graduate Research Day

The School of Medicine Librarian Liaison, Kathy Kerdolff recently attended Graduate Studies Research Day. Here’s what Kathy had to say about the event:

“I was so impressed with all these young researchers who patiently explained their research (displayed on their posters) with enthusiasm.

The things I learned:

  • The number of patients going to the ER (in Arkansas) for a non-traumatic dental visit/emergency.
  • NSAID sulindac sulfide as a possible cancer tumor reduction therapy.
  • A RCT to see if a WeChat (Social media in China) intervention would help reduce smoking in Chinese smokers.
  • Statistics on pancreatic cancer by sub-sites and mortality.
  • A novel NSC (neural stem cells) as possible treatment in triple negative breast cancer cells.
  • Binge alcohol levels are higher in HIV (Study used SIV and macaques) to see why HIV patients misuse Alcohol more than non-HIV patients.
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme experimental therapies.
  • Research testing renal cell carcinoma tumors.
  • Alcohol hyperpermeability of lymphatic endomethial cells.
  • Therapeutic potential for Hunnington’s disease and others like it.
  • Incidence of esophageal and gastric carcinomas among various populations. “

Below you will find pictures Kathy took of the researches and their posters:

Medical Student Research Day a Huge Success

LSUHSC Medical Students who participated in the Summer Research Internship Program and learned laboratory and clinical research techniques used in medical research presented posters of their research results Friday, October 11th, 2019. Over the summer, students had been given instructions on how to write an abstract and were trained in presentation skills, including how to prepare and present their research results.  All the students were well prepared and stood by their posters ready to discuss, explain, or answer questions about their topics.

The 2019 winners of the Medical Student Research Day poster session are:

First Place (tie): 

  • Kyle LaPenna (Dr. Lefer):  “Development and Characterization of a Novel Small Animal Model of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction”
  • Adrienne Murphy (Dr. Miele) “Targeting Notch signaling in Cancer Stem-Like Cells of Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

Second Place (tie): 

  • Fallon Anzalone (Dr. Vance) “Transition of Pediatric Patients to Adult Sickle Cell Care”
  • Ryan Hoffman (Dr. Lau) “Prevalence of Accessory Branches and other Anatomical Variations of the Radial Artery”
  • Hayden Torres (Dr. Naljayan) “Evaluating causes of dropout in a large peritoneal dialysis program”
  • John Valentino (Dr. Simkin/Dasa) “Is poor bone quality associated with pain after total knee arthroplasty?”

Third Place (tie):

  • Jake Doiron (Dr. Wojcik) “Identification of host cellular target of the Zika NS2b-NS3 protease”
  • Ahmad Karkoutli (Dr. Arriaga) “The relationship between NF-2 associated vestibular schwannoma tumor size and the degree of hearing impairment”
  • Peter Morreale (Dr. Savoie) “Age is just a number: a case of multiple myeloma in a 29 year old male
  • Alex Robertson (Dr. Ronis) “Role of NOX4 Expression in Osteoblast-precursors in the Development of Alcohol-Induced Osteopenia”
  • Lauren Saunee (Dr. Marrero/Dasa) “Testing mechanisms and clinical outcomes of synovial fibrosis in total knee arthroplasty patients”

Below are some images from the event

Ahmad Karkoutli, Class of 2022
Raj Patel, Class of 2022
Kyle LaPenna, Class of 2022
Jake Doiron, Class of 2023

August 28 Back to School Breakfast at the Isché Library!

Save the date!

On Wednesday, August 28, from 7:30 to 10:30 AM, the Isché Library would like to invite new and returning students to breakfast at the downtown campus!

Stop by the 3rd floor Library Commons in the Resource Center Building for coffee, breakfast, and a chance to meet the librarians and library staff. We hope to see you there!

USMLE Practice Questions

The Library now offers 3 databases full of USMLE questions to practice for the USMLE Step exams.

Register for each one and begin taking practice tests. Questions are similar to USMLE questions on the Step exams.

Board Review Series Must set up personal login to activate the self-assessment quizzes.

BoardVitals Initial registration must be created On Campus with your LSUHSC email address. Once account has been created, off campus access will be available as well.

USMLE®easy Select Institutional Sign In Create an institutional student account. Start Practice


Board Review Series uses the same login as LWW Health Library, ebooks, videos, clinical cases, additional self-assessment questions.

BoardVitals uses a different login than StatRef, ebooks, Essential Evidence Plus.

USMLE easy uses a different login than the AccessMedicine databases, which include: AccessEmergencyMedicine, AccessMedicine, AccessNeurology, AccessSurgery, CaseFilesCollection

Pay Paw Update!

All new LSUHSC ID’s issued beginning August 2017 will have Pay paw capabilities automatically activated within 24-48 hours. In order to add money for the first time, students, faculty, and staff may use one of the Pay paw machines on campus, go to the bookstore, or add it online. With our secure Pay Paw Online Card Office, LSUHSC ID holders or their relatives may deposit money using a credit card online.

pay paw

Replacement ID’s will still need to be taken to the Bookstore to transfer Paypaw accounts.

Pay paw is a LSUHSC based transaction system that allows faculty, staff, and students to access, without cash, a variety of goods and service throughout the campus:

  • Vending machines at most locations

  • Food services in the Medical Education Building
  • Food services at the LSU School of Dentistry
  • MEB Atrium Coffee Kiosk
  • Health Sciences and Dental Bookstores
  • Copy and Printing Resources at many key locations (including the Dental and John P. Ische Libraries!)

For more information, check out the LSUHSC Pay Paw Services webpage or speak with a library or bookstore staff member!

Match Day 2017

Great video from Information Services on the 2017 Match

flashcards online!

study helpExam time got you stressed? Did you know the library has flashcards online? Through our AccessMedicine platform you can access flashcards in a variety of subjects.

On the left side of the library web page choose Databases. Click on the “A” under browse and select AccessMedicine (on or off campus). Click on Study Tools and choose Flashcards from the drop-down menu.

*If you are a first time user you will need to set up your profile, but then you will be good to go.


The selections are:

  • CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (CMDT) Flashcards, 2e
  • Pathophysiology of Disease Flashcards
  • The Big Picture: Medical Physiology Flashcards
  • DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination Flashcards
  • Biochemistry and Genetics Flashcards
  • Microbiology & Infectious Disease Flashcards
  • Pathology Flashcards
  • Pharmacology Flashcards


Brew some coffee and let’s get started!

New Coffee Vending Machine in Library Commons!

A new coffee vending machine has been installed in the Isché Library Commons! When the need to refuel while studying strikes, just go to the 3rd floor Library Commons for a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Don’t forget that the Commons are open 24/7!

Coffee is $.75, and everything else is $1.00 (tea, hot chocolate, latte, etc.). The machines take cash only (no PayPaw).


Welcome our new reference librarian, John P. Bourgeois!

The Isché Library welcomes John P. Bourgeois, a new librarian in the Reference Department. He started on December 1, 2016.

John holds a Master of Library and Information Science from LSU in Baton Rouge and a Master of Public Health from Tulane University. John has worked at Tulane and Harvard in their Schools of Public Health, and he is coming to us from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux where he was a Research Librarian and head of Access Services.

Please join us in welcoming him to LSU Health. If you are in the library, stop to say hello and meet John!

Fire Suppression System Testing in Isché Library, Fourth Floor

On Wednesday October 19th & Thursday October 20th, from 8 AM to 4 PM, routine testing of the waterless fire suppression system will be taking place in the library rare books room, on the 4th floor of the Resource Center Building.

Announcements will be made throughout testing to let building occupants know that these systems are being tested and that evacuation will not be necessary.

Testing will involve periodically activating fire alarm strobe lights and audible alarms (speakers and horns) on the floors being tested. When all testing has concluded, an announcement will be made so that all occupants will know that the testing is complete.
Thank you for your patience.

The Passing of Mike VI

mike-vi-the-regalLSU in Baton Rouge announced today the passing of Mike VI, our beautiful mascot.

Rest in peace little Roscoe, we will miss you.

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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