Remembering Katrina: Faculty Publications for August

As we approach the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are dedicating our Faculty Publications display for the next two months to articles about the storm and its impact on our schools, hospitals, and community. August’s display will focus on the immediate and short term effects: the damage to the campuses, and the efforts of our community to not only survive the damage left in the wake of catastrophic flooding but to learn from it. After reviewing the scores of articles published by our faculty and researchers, we have selected 24 articles, representing all of our schools, that we feel will give the best overview of the impact of the storm on our research community and on the community we serve.

These 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.  They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
Here is a list of the articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:

1.    Aldridge K, Besch CL, Belmares J, Broyles S, Clark RA, DiCarlo RP, Dumestre J, Figueroa J, Gootee P, Hagensee ME, Hull A, Lillis R, Lopez F, Maffei J, Murphy M, Nsuami M, Martin D, Pindaro C, Taylor SN, Wilcox R, Zachary J. Eight months later: Hurricane Katrina aftermath challenges facing the infectious diseases section of the Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;43(4):485-489.
2.    Barkemeyer BM. Practicing neonatology in a blackout: The university hospital NICU in the midst of hurricane Katrina: Caring for children without power or water. Pediatrics. 2006;117(5):S369-74.
3.    Bedimo-Rung AL, Thomson JL, Mowen AJ, Gustat J, Tompkins BJ, Strikmiller PK, Sothern MS. The condition of neighborhood parks following hurricane Katrina: Development of a post-hurricane assessment instrument. J Phys Act Health. 2008;5(1):45-57.
4.    Bernard M, Mathews PR. Evacuation of a maternal-newborn area during hurricane Katrina. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2008;33(4):213-223.
5.    Blatz M, Ripps A. Hurricane Katrina from a faculty perspective. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2006;18(2):124.
6.    Brevard SB, Weintraub SL, Aiken JB, Halton EB, Duchesne JC, McSwain Jr. NE, Hunt JP, Marr AB. Analysis of disaster response plans and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina: Lessons learned from a level I trauma center. J Trauma. 2008;65(5):1126-1132.
7.    DiCarlo RP, Hilton CW, Chauvin SW, Delcarpio JB, Lopez FA, McClugage SG, Letourneau JG, Smith R, Hollier LH. Survival and recovery: Maintaining the educational mission of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Acad Med. 2007;82(8):745-756.
8.    Dugan EM, Snow MS, Crowe SR. Working with children affected by hurricane Katrina: Two case studies in play therapy. Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2010;15(1):52-55.
9.    Duggal A, Letourneau JG, Bok LR. LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Department of Radiology: Effects of Hurricane Katrina. Acad Radiol. 2009;16(5):584-592.
10.    Fidel PLJ, Pousson RG. Hurricane Katrina and the LSU Dental School(s): A remarkable encounter of survival. J Dent Res. 2007;86(3):198-201.
11.    Giarratano G, Orlando S, Savage J. Perinatal nursing in uncertain times: The Katrina effect. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2008;33(4):249-257.
12.    Hoxsey RJ, Smith M, Miller JM,Jr, Nolan TE. Surviving disaster: Assessment of obstetrics and gynecology training at Louisiana State University-New Orleans before and after hurricane Katrina. Am J Med Sci. 2008;336(2):151-155.
13.    Kline DG. Historical vignette: Inside and somewhat outside Charity. J Neurosurg. 2007;106(1):180-188.
14.    Krane NK, DiCarlo RP, Kahn MJ. Medical education in post-Katrina New Orleans: A story of survival and renewal. J Am Med Assoc. 2007;298(9):1052-1055.
15.    Leder HA, Rivera P. Six days in Charity Hospital: Two doctors’ ordeal in hurricane Katrina. Compr Ther. 32(1):2-9.
16.    Martinez JA. Three years after hurricane Katrina: Advancements in ACGME competency-based training in the internal medicine residency program at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Am J Med Sci. 2008;336(2):161-165.
17.    O’Leary JP. Surgery in a disaster: Assessing the lessons of the Katrina event. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2007;92(9):8-11.
18.    Osofsky HJ. In the eye of Katrina: Surviving the storm and rebuilding an academic department of psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2007;31(3):183-187.
19.    Osofsky HJ, Osofsky JD, Kronenberg M, Brennan A, Hansel TC. Posttraumatic stress symptoms in children after hurricane Katrina: Predicting the need for mental health services. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2009;79(2):212-220.
20.    Sanders CV. Hurricane Katrina and the LSU-New Orleans Department of Medicine: Impact and lessons learned. Am J Med Sci. 2006;332(5):283-288.
21.    Swartz WJ, Spriggs LL, Oliver PD, Venuti JM, Casey GP, Whitworth Jr. RH. Survival of a gross anatomy course in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Clin Anat. 2007;20(4):357-361.
22.    Taylor E, Jacobs R, Marsh ED. First year post-Katrina: Changes in occupational performance and emotional responses. Occup Ther Ment Health. 2011;27(1):3-25.
23.    Townsend MH. Medical student education in psychiatry after Katrina: Disaster and renewal. Acad Psychiatry. 2007;31(3):205-210.
24.    VanMeter K. Katrina at Charity Hospital: Much ado about something. Am J Med Sci. 2006;332(5):251-254.

At the beginning of September we will be spotlighting 24 faculty publications exploring how far we have come since the storm and the long term effects of the devastation.

In October we will resume our regular presentation of recent faculty publications.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, 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 articles, 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.
Please come to the Library and view these publications by our research community.