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Donation to Support LSU Health New Orleans’ COVID-19 Testing

LSU Health in vulnerable community doing free COVID testing

The McNulty Foundation, in partnership with the Aspen Global Leadership Network, has donated $7,500 to LSU Health New Orleans to support its community COVID-19 testing effort.

“This donation will assist our efforts to strategically deploy COVID-19 tests to high-risk groups and/or underserved communities,” notes Lucio Miele, MD, PhD, who heads up COVID-19 and antibody testing at LSU Health New Orleans.

Aprile Age, Executive Director of the McNulty Foundation, adds, “We recognize and applaud the critical efforts you and your team are leading in response to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities.”

The contribution comes from the Global Response Fund launched by the McNulty Foundation in partnership with the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). It’s a rapid response fund to support AGLN Fellows around the world who are leading critical response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The McNulty Foundation’s support through this generous donation is a recognition of Louisiana’s ability to rapidly mobilize and launch effective, collaborative initiatives with a real impact,” says SreyRam Kuy, MD, Aspen Institute Health Innovator.

LSU Health New Orleans has partnered with LCMC Health and the New Orleans Health Department to bring free, walk-up testing to thousands of high-risk people in vulnerable neighborhoods throughout metropolitan New Orleans.

“Testing is at the heart of conquering the COVID epidemic,” says Rebekah Gee, MD, CEO of LSU Healthcare Services Division. “We are grateful to the Aspen Institute and McNulty Foundation’s support for LSU Health’s efforts to test New Orleans.”

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