Medical dignitaries grace Carnival’s conclusion

Mardi Gras is over, but we can’t resist one final Carnival connection between LSUHSC and the glittering courts of faux royalty.

If you read Sunday’s (2-10-08) Times-Picayune Living section’s “Splendid ending: a confluence of crowns”, you may have noticed that 1982 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Bengt I. Samuelsson attended the Rex Ball. Dr. Samuelsson and his colleagues received the 1982 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work with prostaglandins and related biologically active substances. Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Director of the LSU Neuroscience Center of Excellence, also made mention. He took a day off from synaptic signaling to sling beads at Carnival revelers Tuesday morning.

(Eds note: If you have any boeuf gras left, Dr. B, the library is taking donations!)