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puss moth caterpillar
They’re Baaaccckkk!

They may look like miniature furbies, but don’t make the mistake of thinking they’re safe to handle. Puss moth caterpillars (Megalopyge opercularis), also known as asps, are one of the most toxic caterpillars in North America. More

LA Tumor Registry data visualization
LSU Health Tumor Registry Launches New Interactive Resource

LSU Health New Orleans Louisiana Tumor Registry has launched a new, user-friendly, interactive, online tool to provide easier access to cancer information in Louisiana. To our knowledge, Louisiana Cancer Data Visualization provides the most complete information of any online state-specific, cancer resource tool in the United States. More

hip replacement
Study Helps Surgeons Determine Optimal Approach for Broken Hips

Robert Zura, MD, Professor and Robert D'Ambrosia Chair of Orthopaedics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of an international collaborative study group whose findings will help orthopaedic surgeons identify the best individual approach to treat broken hips in those over age 50. The study provides a head-to-head comparison of the two techniques used to replace displaced femoral neck fractures in this vulnerable population and reports similar rates of outcome measures between the two. More

breast cancer cells
LSU Health Research Targets Metformin as Breast Cancer Rx
Research conducted by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for Type 2 Diabetes, may be effective in treating cancers that lack a protein called Nischarin. More

Michael Bates chats with colleagues on Capitol Hill
Medical Students Work on Health Policy on Capitol Hill

Imagine being listed as the point person in your organization for a $128.5 million bill in Congress. A heady thing for a 26-year-old who is still in school. More

Josh Bertuglia mans his lemonade stand
5th Grader Helps Save Cancer Patients

Meet Joshua Bertuglia. He looks like a typical 5th-grader who loves all things football and New Orleans Saints and who is leaning toward becoming a chef. He says his mother wouldn’t let him become a professional football player because he might break his leg. More

student discussing research at Summer Research Internship Program poster session
Summer Research Program Inspires Young Scientists, Future Doctors

LSU Health New Orleans' Summer Research Internship Program, co-directed by Drs. Paula Gregory and Fern Tsien in the Department of Genetics, works to cultivate high school, undergraduate, postgraduate and medical students’ interest in pursuing medical and research careers in either the basic or clinical sciences. More

LSU Health medicalk student with chefs during Culinary Medicine course
Medical Students Chef Up Healthy Dishes

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University have teamed up to create a new elective in culinary medicine. More

flooded car on LSU Health downtown campus
University Police Sergeant Rescues Two from Floodwaters

A member of the LSU Health New Orleans faculty and a passerby were fortunate that Sgt. Devon Allen was working Wednesday, July 10. More

LSU Health's Aubrey Gilliland and VA Tech's Jeanne Purchase
How well do certified filters remove lead from drinking water under normal use?

Adrienne Katner, DEnv, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, is leading a project to test the ability of water filters to remove lead from drinking water under normal use conditions in New Orleans. More

Camp Tiger campers and counselors at the Zoo
Kids with Special Needs Just Kids at LSUHealthNO Med’s Camp Tiger

The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Class of 2022 gave 129 children with special needs the time of a lifetime during Camp Tiger 2019. More

Science Youth Initiative field trip
Bringing Science to Life

A group of 4th-graders from St. Peter Claver School visited LSU Health New Orleans on a recent Wednesday morning for hands-on science lessons on the effects of smoking and alcohol on health, isolating DNA from strawberries, as well as the components of blood and their functions. The end-of-the-year field trip culminates a year of science instruction through the LSU Health New Orleans Schools Science Partnership and Science Youth Initiative programs. More

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LSU Health Sciences Center Graduates New Members of Health Care Workforce

Students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ six professional health schools graduated during its 145th Commencement on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena. More

Sen. John Breaux speaking at LSU Medical Center Musicians' Clinic Dedication
Keeping the Music Alive

Twenty-one years ago this week, a jazz funeral for jazz funerals kicked off the official dedication of LSU Medical Center (now LSU Health New Orleans) Musicians’ Clinic. More

miracle baby
Mom's Little Miracle

When Kewanda Patterson found out she was carrying her fifth child, she learned her life and her baby's depended on great expertise and skill. More

young Dr. Gremillion treating patients
The Circle of Life

Who knew that a baby in an orphanage in a sleepy, rural, one-traffic-light Louisiana town would one day chair the board of directors of the sole national organization representing academic dentistry. More

Match Day 2019
More LSU Health New Orleans Medical Grads Staying in LA & Entering Primary Care

Forty-nine percent, or 89 of 181 LSU Health New Orleans graduating medical students participating in the National Resident Match Program this year, chose to remain in Louisiana to complete their medical training. Eighty-one percent of those staying in-state will enter an LSU Health residency program. That is up from 46% staying in state last year and 75% of those entering an LSU Health residency program. More

2019 Give Kids a Smile Day
LSU Health New Orleans Dental Students and Faculty Give Kids a Smile

LSU Health New Orleans dental, along with dental hygiene students, faculty and residents gave kids smiles at the School of Dentistry on a recent Friday. Planned and organized by the DDS students, Give Kids a Smile Day is an annual community service outreach project. More

LSU Health 610 Stompers
Meet LSU Health New Orleans' 610 Stompers

LSU Health New Orleans enjoys a proud tradition of service to the communities it serves. Check out the extraordinary way a group of faculty and student movers and shakers gives back. More

Vatgases and Copelands at ACF Golf Tournament
Copelands Help Save Life of Family’s Doctor

When LSU Health New Orleans enrolled Alfonso Vargas in a clinical trial studying an immunotherapy drug for the treatment of advanced Merkel cell carcinoma, there were no good treatments for this deadly disease. More

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LSU Health New Orleans Wellness Krewe Invites Patients to Walk Their Way to Wellness

If you haven’t blown your New Year’s resolution to get fit yet, some of you may be just about to throw in the towel. Don’t! The Wellness Krewe at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine is offering an opportunity to give your flagging commitment a big boost. More

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Public Enemy #1? It’s not!

It’s that time of year. If your nose hasn’t run like Snoqualmie Falls and your sinuses haven’t been full-to-bursting yet, rest assured congestion will likely soon be calling your name. With plunging temps, close quarters, exploding cases of influenza, flu-like illness, colds and other respiratory infections, expect to become intimately acquainted with mucus. More

Brittney Wright at Saints game
What's a Who Dat to Do?

Meet LSU Health New Orleans’ Brittney Wright. She’s is a speech-language pathologist. She is also a Saints fan. A rabid Saints fan. And therein lies her dilemma. More

Dean Porche and Abby Landreneau
Meet the Newest Members of the Health Professions

December 2018's LSU Health New Orleans nursing graduates include a survivor of a brain tumor, a husband and wife, a student whose mother had a stroke during the last weeks of her clinical rotations, and a young father whose wife is also now a student, necessitating some interesting classroom visits. More

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Remembering those Forgotten

Two groups of people whose interactions can sometimes be contentious came together this morning in a spirit of caring, gratitude and mutual respect. LSU Health New Orleans University Police distributed holiday gift bags to people experiencing homelessness. More

donated Christmas gifts
Making Spirits Bright

Christmas will be a whole lot merrier for 100 children in the greater New Orleans area thanks to LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. Representing the LSU Health New Orleans Chapter of the American Student Dental Association, dental students organized the School's participation in the Salvation Army's Adopt an Angel Program again this year. More

Young Doctors DC at LSU Health Panel
LSU Health New Orleans Hosts Young Doctors Event to Address Declining Black Male Medical School Applicants

Young Doctors DC asked Office of Diversity and Community Engagement at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine to host a day-long workshop for young people of color because of its successful work in pipeline programs. More

DPT White Coat Ceremony
Welcoming New Colleagues

LSU Health New Orleans Physical Therapy (PT) faculty welcomed 33 members of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2021 at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions to clinical physical therapy practice at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony. More

evcuating patients
Remembering Katrina: Opinion

On August 29, 2005, as the eye of Hurricane Katrina came ashore thirty-five miles east-northeast of New Orleans, poorly designed federal floodwalls failed, allowing water to pour through the breaches and flood 80% of the city. More

Health Policy fellows
LSU Health Medical Students Go to Washington

“As I was considering summer options, I came to the realization that this was my ‘last summer’ until I retire,” recalls LSU Health New Orleans second-year medical student Kelsey Cramer. “I felt compelled to do something big and different and exciting.” More

dna technology
LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health Faculty Develops Two Novel Statistical Approaches to Detect Interactions of Genetic Variants Associated with Cancers

Research conducted by Hui-Yi Lin, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, developed two novel statistical methods for detecting interactions of genetic variants associated with cancers or other complex diseases. More

Pan Am Flight 759 hangar overview
LSU Health New Orleans Faculty Played Key Role in Pan Am Flight 759 Crash Response

Thirty-six years ago today a fully loaded Boeing 727 slammed into a Kenner, LA neighborhood leaving a wake of carnage, a debris field of nearly half a mile and 11 destroyed or heavily damaged homes. More

Camp Tiger 2018 theme
Camp Tiger 2018 Blasted Off to Out-of-this-World Adventures!

LSU Health New Orleans 1st-year medical students gave 130 kids with special needs a week of grand adventures at Camp Tiger 2018. More

fractured clavicle
Study with Implications for Opioid Crisis Finds Opioids Raise Risk of Fracture Nonunion

Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not only may opioid use increase the risk of bone fractures, but opioids may also impair healing. More

colon cancer model
New Guidelines Recommend Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening

New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation. More

opening of Dental Advanced Care and Research Building
LA’S only dental school opens new resource for patient care & research

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry opened the Advanced Clinical Care and Research Building on May 23, 2018, on its campus at 1100 Florida Avenue. The $31 million, 64,899 square foot building houses $2.5 million of medical equipment, 4 clinics and research labs. More

LSU Health New Orleans 2018 graduation
LSU Health New Orleans Graduates New Members of Health Care Workforce

Students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ six professional health schools graduated during its 144th Commencement on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena. More

National Cancer Institute
LSUHealthNO LA Tumor Registry among 16 Funded by NCI SEER Program

The Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has been awarded a one-year $1.8 million contract by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its work as a SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) Program-designated cancer registry. More

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1st-of-Its-Kind Study Associates Obesity with Poorer Stroke Outcomes in Non-White Patients

Research led by LSU Health New Orleans faculty has found that obesity contributed to poorer outcomes in non-white patients who had hemorrhagic strokes. It is one of the few studies examining outcomes of patients with obesity following intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and is the first such study conducted within the stroke belt of the US with a racially diverse population. More

LSU Health New Orleans Dental Student a Natural Leader

Jeffrey Kerst, a third-year DDS student at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, is one of two vice presidents just elected by the American Student Dental Association’s (ASDA) House of Delegates during its annual meeting in Anaheim. More

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Ceremony Celebrates Rite of Passage for LSU Health New Orleans Medicine Class of 2021

On April 21, 2018, 183 members of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine's Class of 2021 received the visible symbol of patient care. More

LTR recognized at Louisiana legislature
Behind the Numbers: Xiao-Cheng Wu, MD, MPH, CTR, Professor and LTR Director

Dr. Xiao-Cheng Wu leads LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health’s Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR). She has spent almost 30 years working with cancer statistics, both in cancer research, as well as the cancer incidence rates and survival data that guide cancer policy, research funding priorities, targeted interventions and education for the state of Louisiana and the United States of America. More

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Behind the Numbers: Christina Lefante

The first thing that went through Christina Lefante’s mind when she was told that she had Hodgkin Lymphoma was, “I think I’m going to die. I think that’s the first thing that would go through anyone’s mind. More

Jaymalisa Whatley
Advocating for Her Patients and Health

Jaymalisa Whatley, a Junior II in the Traditional Bachelor of Nursing Science at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, penned the winning entry in the National Student Nurses’ Association's (NSNA) and's 17th Annual Essay Contest. More

cancer cells
Research Discovers How Some Cancers Resist Treatment

An international team of researchers led by Lucio Miele, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Justin Stebbing, BM BCh MA, PhD, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Medical Oncology at Imperial College of Medicine in London, has found new genetic mutations that promote the survival of cancer cells. More

LSU Health New Orleans students show off their letters on Match Day 2018
LSU Health New Orleans Match 2018

The LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine Class of 2018 opened their envelopes telling them where they "matched" during a ceremony on Match Day 2018. The letters revealed where the grads will spend the next years of their lives doing their residency training. More

Audiology 2018 White Coat Ceremony
Hear, Hear! Celebrating a Milestone

Twenty-two students in the doctor of audiology program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions reached a milestone in their education at the 7th Biennial White Coat Ceremony on March 9, 2018. More

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LSU Health New Orleans Dental Student a Natural Leader

Jeffrey Kerst, a third-year DDS student at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, is one of two vice presidents just elected by the American Student Dental Association’s (ASDA) House of Delegates during its annual meeting in Anaheim. More

Give Kids a Smile Day Minions
Leaving Them Smiling!

Going to the dentist was never so much fun! At least that’s what more than a hundred third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Esperanza Charter School thought after their visit to the festively decorated LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry for Give Kids a Smile Day. More

LSU Health New Orleans at LaMOM 2018
LSU Health New Orleans Dental Faculty & Students Support Mission of Mercy

Nine hundred thirty-one people, some of whom probably hadn’t seen a dentist in years, left the Louisiana Mission of Mercy (LaMOM) event held January 19-21 in Baton Rouge smiling. More

Dr. David Polhemus
LSU Health New Orleans Medical Student Profiled by Prestigious AHA Journal

David Polhemus, PhD, a recent grad of LSU Health New Orleans School of Graduate Studies now in his first year of medical school at LSU Health New Orleans, uses failure as motivation, saying it pushes him to work even harder. More

Dr. Sunyoung Kim
Global Entrepreneur

The US State Department and Small Business Administration selected Sunyoung Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, to represent the United States at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. More

Cold or Flu?

A cold and the flu have some similar symptoms. Early in the course, telling them apart may be harder, especially at this time of year. More

LSUHealthNO Contributes to 1st-Of-Its-Kind Study of Upper Aerodigestive Cancers

Using data interpreted by LSU Health New Orleans’ Louisiana Tumor Registry, a case-control study found for the first time that older people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for cancers of the upper respiratory and digestive tract. More

Dr. Sunyoung Kim
Botox for Acne? and Other LSU Health New Orleans Inventions

How did a pediatric neurologist and an ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician invent a new technology poised to make a huge impact in the field of dermatology? More

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Well Versed

A 4th-year student at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine has won the 2017 Pharos Poetry Competition. Marc M. Beuttler’s poem, “H & P” about a poignant encounter with a homeless veteran, took first place in the annual national contest and is available online. More

Dr. J. Christian Winters
LSU Health New Orleans Faculty Recognized as 2017 Best Doctors and Top Dentists

LSU Health New Orleans physicians and dentists make up a significant portion of both the Best Doctors 2017 and Top Dentists 2017 lists published by New Orleans Magazine. More

LSU Health dental students in Mexico
The Gift of a Smile

Over their summer break, fifteen rising 4th-year LSU Health New Orleans dental students traveled to Atoyac de Alvarez, a village in Guerrero in southwest Mexico, to volunteer their time and skills to those in need. More

10 Million Reasons that Treatment of Cancers Caused by Viruses May Advance

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded LSU Health New Orleans a $10 million grant over five years to support new basic research studies advancing the development new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for virus-induced cancers. More

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How to Safely Watch Solar Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, people in the United States will have the opportunity to see one of nature's most awesome sights -- a total eclipse of the sun. More

Zika mosquito
LSU Health New Orleans Neurologist Helping Shape Global Zika Response

The Exscien Corporation of Louisville, KY, in conjunction with LSU Health New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, has been awarded an SBIR Fast-Track grant in the amount of $3.7 million over three years by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. More

$3.7 Million Grant to Fund Research on Novel Drug Targeting Heart Diseases

LSU Health New Orleans Camp Tiger is a summer day camp for children with special needs that is planned, organized and staffed by LSU Health New Orleans medical students. More

Stop Smoking
LSUHealthNO Public Health Cancer Plan to Reduce LA Cancer Deaths

LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health’s Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2017-2021 provides a roadmap to reduce cancer deaths in Louisiana over the next five years. More

LSUHealthNO Research Finds Walnuts May Promote Health by Changing Gut Bacteria

Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health. More

Dr. Paul Harch with patient in hyperbaric chamber
O2 & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Reverses Brain Damage in Drowned Toddler

Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a two-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli. More

LSUHealthNO Camp Tiger
LSUHealthNO Camp Tiger - Something Truly Special

LSU Health New Orleans Camp Tiger is a summer day camp for children with special needs that is planned, organized and staffed by LSU Health New Orleans medical students. More

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Worth 1,000 Words

LSU Health New Orleans women surgeons have joined female surgeons around the world taking The New Yorker Cover Challenge. For the cover of its April Health, Mind and Body issue, The New Yorker chose Malika Favre’s art depicting a team of female surgeons in the operating room from the patient’s point of view. More

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Medical Students' Rite of Passage

The Class of 2020 at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine received their white coats at the 2017 Medicine White Coat Ceremony. More

Geaux Baby, Geaux
Geaux Baby, Geaux!

It didn’t take some of them long to figure out how to make their cars go, but steering was a different story. More

March for Science
Marching for Science

LSU Health New Orleans faculty in Genetics, Pharmacology, Medicine and Public Health, were among the thousands who marched for science here in New Orleans on Earth Day. More

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LSUHealthNO Medical Student to Spend a Year Doing Research at NIH

Russ Guidry, a student at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, is one of only about 50 medical students in the country chosen to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program. More

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Scouting Public Health

Thirty-three boy scouts from troops in Louisiana and Mississippi were on their feet trying to find a hip hop beat on a recent Saturday morning at LSU Health New Orleans. More

LSUHealthNO Pollen Counting Station
Achoo! Counting the Culprits

The signs of the season, the Spring Allergy Season that is, have been painting the town yellow for weeks. Pollen, pollen and more pollen have been coating everything from cars to shoes. More

Daspletosaurus horneri
Discovery of New Predatory Dinosaur Species Gives New Insight on Their Evolution

Jayc Sedlmayr, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of an international team of scientists who discovered a new tyrannosaur with an unusual mode of evolution. More

Cancer in LA Supplement
LSUHealthNO’S LA Tumor Registry Now Includes Prevalence Data

For the first time, data published by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health’s Louisiana Tumor Registry includes cancer prevalence. More

Match Day 2017
The Envelope, Please

The contents of the envelopes presented to LSU Health New Orleans graduating medical students during the Match Day 2017 celebration revealed great news for the students and the State, as well as some concerns. More

Tomorrow's Doctors

About 25 middle school students from metropolitan New Orleans schools got hands-on science and health experience during STEM NOLA Day on a recent Saturday at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. More

Meet LSU Health New Orleans' 610 Stomper!

You just never know what lurks in the heart of a mild-mannered academic. Watch! More

tornado damage
Tornado Relief Fund Application Available

The application to receive funds from the LSU Health Foundation Tornado Relief Fund is now posted. More

Giving Kids a Smile

“It wasn’t scary.” And that was a revelation to Se Maj, a third-grader at ReNew McDonough City Park Academy after having her teeth examined and cleaned. More

tornado damage
After the Tornado

James Diaz, MD, DrPH, Professor and Director of Environmental/Occupational Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, offers advice to work safely and protect your health while cleaning up tornado damage. More

Dental Pajama Party
PJs Fashion a New Dental Experience

Pajamas were de rigueur the evening of January 25 at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. Patients, students and faculty sported their comfiest and cutest PJs at the celebration welcoming the leadership of Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, the charitable arm of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. More

Dr. Robert Zura
LSUHealthNO’s Zura Helps Address International Need

Robert Zura, MD, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, served as the course director of the 3rd Trauma Conclave in India. More

Dr. Charlie Brown
The Passing of a Legend

Dr. Charlie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, died over the weekend. Though he lived a long and very full life, it was way too soon. More

premature infant
Test for Early Diagnosis of Life-Threatening Preemie Disease Advances

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen an LSU Health New Orleans team that developed a test for the early detection of a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal disease affecting pre-term, low birthweight babies to receive expert guidance to move the technology forward. More

Day with the Docs
Shaping the Future

If you think getting nearly a hundred high school students and teachers from multiple schools in multiple parishes to travel 150+ miles first thing in the morning and arrive on time, at the same time is an easy feat, just imagine the logistics involved. More

Dr. William Robinson
Training to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

If you asked LSU Health New Orleans’ Dr. William Robinson what he was doing on a recent Wednesday, he’d tell you, “I was training 500 police officers on opioid overdoses, in a church, with a disco ball, that used to be an A & P.” More

Dr. Melinda Sothern
Sothern Shares Expertise with a Worldwide Audience of Public Health Professionals

Tulane University Prevention Research Center and Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health didn’t have to go very far to find the best expert to present a webinar on childhood obesity for the American Public Health Association. Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, Professor of Public at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the causes, management and prevention of obesity in children. More

Dr. Corey Hebert
Hebert Honored for Humanitarian Achievements

The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice (NOCCJ) selected Dr. Corey Hebert, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, as one of five recipients of this year’s Weiss Award. More

Women of the Year
Morrell Carter a Woman of the Year

Desiree Morrell Carter, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was recognized at the annual CityBusiness Women of the Year luncheon on November 3, as a member of the 2016 class of honorees. More

Getting into the Spirit: A Safe & Healthy Halloween

LSU Health New Orleans faculty, staff and students really got into the Halloween spirit this year, showing off costumes from the frightful to the fanciful. In true New Orleans fashion, we love to dress up! More

Students for Sustainability
LSU Health Helps Kick Off Night Out Against Crime

The highlight of the 2016 Night Out Against Crime Kick-Off for public health graduate student Kristin Cornwell was when she convinced a Central City resident who said she didn’t eat vegetables to try an organic baby carrot and became an instant convert. More

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LSU Health New Orleans Teaches Breast Cancer Early Detection in Beauty Salons and Barbershops

The LSU Health New Orleans Office of Community Relations teamed up with LSU Health New Orleans public health professionals to bring potentially life-saving education to places filled with both women and men every weekend. More

PA Week
LSU Health New Orleans Celebrates PA Week

PA Week, celebrated this year October 6 - 12, recognizes the contributions that physician assistants make to health. As part of health care teams with physicians and other health care professionals, physician assistants practice medicine and prescribe medications. More

Mission of Mercy
Mission of Mercy Brings Dental Care to Hundreds

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry teamed up with the Louisiana Dental Association and volunteer dentists from around the country to provide dental services for underserved people in the greater New Orleans area. More

Finest of its Kind
LSU School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center Mark 85 Years of Serving Louisiana

LSU School of Medicine welcomed its very first class on October 1, 1931. Founded by Governor Huey P. Long to provide more physicians for the state and improve access to health care, the Medical Center was hailed as "the finest of its kind." More

Dr. Scott Delacroix
Cancer Clinical Trials Program Brings Rx Advances to More

Members of the statewide cancer clinical trials network that grew out of a grant from the National Cancer Institute to LSU Health New Orleans came together recently to celebrate a milestone. More

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LSUHealthNO Research Reveals How Psychedelics Alter Brain Function with Innovative Method

Surprising findings of LSU Health New Orleans research on the brain’s response to psychedelic drugs include that psychedelics directly activate only about 5% of brain cells, even in the most highly responding areas of the brain. More

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LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Earns Top Rankings

The School of Nursing at LSU Health New Orleans has been ranked the #9 nursing school in the United States, the #5 nursing school among public nursing schools nationally and the #2 nursing school in the Southeast region. More

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Starting with Service

Students at LSU Health New Orleans School of Graduate Studies begin their postgraduate education by serving others. Every year, Graduate Studies faculty organize an outreach effort during the orientation of the first-year students. More

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Paying it Forward
For Marirose Bernard and Nicole Koppi, August 29 now has a positive association to help temper their horrific memories of the date of the worst man-made residential disaster in American history. More
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Paying it Back
In August 2005 when the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry was stewing in the floodwaters resulting from the failure of the federal floodwalls after Katrina, the people of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area rolled out the welcome mat. More
Dental School Students Say Thanks in Their Own Special Way
For the second year in a row, students at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry pulled out their big pots on an August Sunday morning to cook for a cause. They turned a celebration tradition into a celebration of service. More
The Mind's Eye
When fine artist Taryn Moller Nicoll’s Coast Guard Rescue Diver husband sustained injuries requiring surgery and an extensive recovery process, her artistic sensibility took a decided turn. To understand what was happening with him, she began to consider the minute physical processes involved in both trauma and healing. More
Capturing Young Minds
Imagine jumping into a virtual scenario where it's up to you to save a life. The patient has stopped breathing and flatlines. "Asystole!" Defibrillator paddles are thrust into your hands, as you lean into the table, calling out, "Clear!" But you're not sitting in front of your computer playing a video game– you're in an operating room in one of the most sophisticated medical simulation learning laboratories in the world. And you're only 14 years old. More
Dr Christopher Parsons
HIV Cancer Care
Treatment advances have turned HIV/AIDS from a virtual death sentence to a chronic, manageable disease, but many cancers arise more commonly for these patients, and cancer now represents one of the leading causes of illness and death for people with HIV/AIDS. More