On Wednesday, September 28th, Frank Wagner, M.D., SoM Class of 1961, will present his book “Two Men and a Hospital: the Evolution of Algiers General Hospital Via Henry A. LaRocca, M.D. & Ernest A. Schiro M.D.” in the Moreau Center at the University of Holy Cross.
The book details, in part through personal interviews and illustrations, how Algiers got its first hospital after 200 years of existence due the efforts of two men, including Dr. Henry A. LaRocca, who was part of LSU School of Medicine’s first graduating class in 1933.
The presentation is being hosted by the Blaine S. Kern Library at the University of Holy Cross. For more information, email email@example.com.
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A new collection has been added to the LSUHSC Digital Collection, the Robert Simmons Photograph Collection. The Robert Simmons collection features historical photographs of the fifth and building of the sixth Charity Hospitals, hidden camera photographs taken before cell phones, and the professors that taught the professors that taught your professors. Robert Simmons captured images of his time at LSU School of Medicine as a student and at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center as a professor. These images feature descriptions that were orally provided by Robert Simmons and feature a unique perspective of the school. Take a look and see if there’s anyone you recognize! If you have a question about the collection, or can provide more information about any of the photos you see, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
For more information and to request tickets, click here.
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The Congressional Primary Election is coming up! Tomorrow, Tuesday November 6th, voters will cast their ballot for 435 House (US House of Representatives) seats and 35 of 100 Senate (US senators) seats.
Louisiana citizens will be voting for Louisiana Secretary of State and all six Louisiana U.S. Congressional seats for the 116th Congress along with parish specific positions and issues.
View the GeauxVote’s Quick Facts sheet to view further information on the midterm elections. Consider downloading the GeauxVote app, for assistance with your ballot, or visit GeauxVote.com on the web to discover your polling location and your sample ballot.
Again, don’t forget to vote tomorrow! The polls are open from 6am to 8pm.
If you’re up on your New Orleans medical history, you’ll know that the last outbreak of Yellow Fever here was in 1905. Brazil isn’t so lucky and are in the middle of an outbreak. The CDC is recommending a dose of Yellow Fever vaccine before traveling to Brazil or Africa.
On April 21, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Human Development Center (411 South Prieur Street), the School of Allied Health Professions will host the Geaux, Baby, Geaux! Workshop.
The workshop, sponsored by Numotion, will provide training for allied health professionals and early childhood educators who work with low-mobility children. Teams of participants will discuss their own ideas about powered mobility and prepare a ride-on car for a child with mobility needs. Ten of these modified ride-on cars will be given to children with disabilities.
The Go, Baby, Go! Program was developed by Drs. Cole Galloway and Sam Logan at the University of Delaware. Go, Baby, Go! is a research-based community program intended to provide motorized cars for children with limited mobility.
A presentation on advances helping to close the gaps in providing power mobility to young children will be given by Go, Baby, Go! developer Sam Logan, PhD, of Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
“Mobility is a basic human right, and occupational therapists recognize the importance of it because mobility contributes to social, cognitive, and communication development of children,” notes Kerrie Ramsdell, MS, LOTR, LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. “Children who have limited mobility are at increased risk for more delays in these three areas. By offering power mobility, we have the ability to aid the overall development of children with motor impairments.”
The LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29 from noon to 4pm at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave. Augusto Ochoa, MD, director of the Cancer Center is hosting the summit. He is the only Louisiana expert on the Blue Ribbon Panel and one of 28 nationwide.
This meeting will be open to the public and is free. It will cover clinical trials, treatment, philanthropy and advocacy. Registration is preferred: www.surveymonkey.com/r/L87SPTV.
“The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force’s mission is to double the rate of progress in cancer research and treatment, striving to accelerate what could be achieved in ten years in just five. The goals of the Cancer Moonshot cannot be achieved by one person, one organization, one discipline, or even one collective approach. Rather, solving the complexities of cancer requires the formation of new alliances to defy the bounds of innovation and accelerate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and – ultimately – the curing of cancer.” Summits will be happening nationwide on June 29th.
The nearly 5 million redesign of Tulane Avenue began a couple of weeks ago. Mid-City Messenger has the story (with illustration). The project encompasses Claiborne to Carrollton and is expected to be complete in early 2016.
Being able to legally turn left on Tulane Ave? Inconceivable.!
Here’s a quick timeline of the various hospitals grouped together as New Orleans Charity Hospital condensed from John Salvaggio’s History of Charity Hospital (available in print in the Isché Library) with additions since its 1992 publication.
The first Charity Hospital was the provisional Ursuline Convent at Bienville and Chartres in 1736 and was called L’Hospital des Pauvres de la Charité or Hospital of St. John.
The second (built 1743 and destroyed 1779 by hurricane) and third, San Carlos Hospital or Hospital of St. Charles, (built 1785 and destroyed 1809 by fire) hospitals were built near Basin St.
The fourth hospital opened in 1815 at State House Square (Canal, Common, Philippa and Baronne) or roughly the location of the Roosevelt Hotel.
The fifth hospital was completed in 1833 and was designed to house 400 – 550 patients. The Daughters of Charity took over the administration of the hospital in 1834. A photo of this location from the 1921 resides in the Library Commons.
The sixth hospital (Big Charity) opened its doors in 1939 and closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The seventh hospital, the Interim LSU Hospital, functioned from 2006 through 2015.
University Medical Center New Orleans, which opened on August 1st, is the 8th hospital in a direct line from that first hospital over 275 years ago.
In case you missed the email from J. Pegues, Vice Chancellor for Administration:
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held at the New Orleans Fairgrounds this weekend (24 – 26 April) and next week (30 April – 03 May). Dean Henry Gremillion, DDS, has kindly extended an invitation to LSU Health New Orleans faculty, staff, and students to park at the Dental School, space permitting, with their LSUHSC IDs and parking gate cards. University Police will accommodate entering and exiting through the Tensas Street Gate (the back walk-thru gate) on the above-referenced dates until 7:30 P.M. each day. After 7:30 P.M., entering and exiting at the Tensas Street Gate will be via swiping your LSUHSC ID. Access will also be available through the Florida Avenue drive-in. All LSUHSC rules and regulations remain in effect regarding proper use and care of our campus properties and facilities. Please see Chief William Joseph for any other questions.