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Katrina Anniversary

Looking Back at Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. In its aftermath, medical professionals everywhere searched for the best ways to answer the call for help. For some, like Chancellor Robert Barish, MD MBA, and Emergency Medicine Associate Professor Brian Martin, MD, it meant heading to New Orleans to help triage survivors and evacuate hospitalized patients. For others, like Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics Steven Conrad, MD PhD, it involved helping evacuees right here in Shreveport. This video has more.

Content for August 28, 2015
Looking Back at Hurricane Katrina
Happening Tomorrow
Faculty Celebrated at Reception
Employee Excellence Nominations Due Next Friday
Pediatrics Department Dominates Awards
Work Order Process Changed
Komen Team Being Formed
Blessing of the Hands
Allied Health Winners in Library Orientation Quiz
Dr. Gonzalez-Toledo to Speak at Student Meeting
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Happening Tomorrow


Faculty Celebrated at Reception

Dr. Washington

New School of Allied Health Professions faculty member Dr. Fermond Leon Washington

Drs. Dhawan, Pramink, Tank

Dr. Richa Dhawan, who was recently promoted, with Dr. Arun Pramink & Dr. Suridner Tank

All faculty members were honored at a reception in the BRI Atrium yesterday evening hosted by the LSU Health Sciences Foundation with help from the chancellor's office. Highlighted in particular were 76 new faculty members who have joined over the past year, 23 faculty members who have received promotions recently, three new directors in our School of Allied Health Professions and 11 retirees, several of whom will remain on gratis faculty status. Three new award recipients from endowments were named: The Schumpert Medical Center Endowed Chair in Neurobiology - Dr. Guohong Li, (Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery); The Randy Bryn, MD Endowed Professorship in Pulmonology - Dr. Robert E. Walter, (Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine); and the H. Whitney Boggs, MD, Endowed Professorship in Colon and Rectal Surgery - Dr. William Reid Grimes, (Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery). Copping award winners and those who have secured research grants were among the honorees. A full list of faculty recognized is on MyHSC. Professor of Pediatrics John Vanchiere, MD PhD, also announced a newly endowed professorship, the Brad and Kay McPherson Professorship in Developmental Pediatrics. Photos are posted on Facebook.


Employee Excellence Nominations Due Next Friday

Nominations are due next Friday for the annual employee excellence awards sponsored by the LSU Health Sciences Foundation. If you know of an employee who goes above and beyond, submit a nomination by 5 pm Friday, September 4 by completing this online form. To be eligible, employees must have worked for LSU Health Shreveport at least two years. There will be up to 10 winners, awarded $350 each, and previous winners are not eligible. This year's honorees will be celebrated at the employee service & excellence award dinner Tuesday, September 29 at East Ridge Country Club.


Pediatrics Department Dominates Awards

Contact: sphily@lsuhsc.edu

AAP Awards

Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Jr., Dr. Megan Gardner, Dr. Margaret Crittell, MD with her father Dr. Robert McVie and Dr. John Vanchiere

A majority of the awards given out at the Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting last week made their way to Shreveport, including the Master Pediatrician award given to Dr. Robert McVie, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Endocrinology Division for his contributions to the health and welfare of children in Louisiana through direct patient care and child advocacy, while educating and serving as an outstanding role model to students and young physicians. Department Chair Dr. Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr. received the the David W. Van Gelder Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the chapter and a Special Achievement Award for Distinguished Service for his work on an HPV continuing education training series he presented across the state last fall.

Department alum Megan Gardner, MD, who is in private practice in Bossier, accepted the Outstanding Pediatric Society Award on behalf of the Northwest Pediatric Society. Dr. Donald Mack, founder of the St. Jude pediatric clinic at Feist-Weiller received a lifetime achievement award and Professor and Chief of Pediatric Diseases Dr. John Vanchiere was elected to a second term as Vice President of the state chapter.


Work Order Process Changed

Contact: mgibso@lsuhsc.edu

All work order requests must now be entered on the new system, Maintenance Direct. The new system will streamline the process and give requesters the ability to track progress on their work order. To use the system, click on the link on the Physical Plant home page. When prompted for a password, type password. For questions, contact Marc Gibson at 675-4928.


Komen Team Being Formed

Contact: leffing@lsuhsc.edu

Linda Effinger will head up an LSU Health Shreveport team for the upcoming Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, which will be September 26. Departments or individuals interested in participating can contact Linda at 675-6094 for sign up forms and other information.


Blessing of the Hands

Contact:DBienv1@lsuhsc.edu

Blessing of the Hands

Led by Monsignor Earl Provenza from Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Catholic Medical Student Association (CMSA) held its annual anointing of the hands ceremony Monday. According to CMSA faculty advisor Dr. Diana Bienvenu, "the ceremony reminds us that Christ uses our hands to minister to His people here on earth. In many cultures and over many centuries, oil has been used to symbolize strength; to be anointed with oil has come to symbolize that we are strengthened to do the work we are called to do. To be anointed with oil is to be reminded of our dignity, the dignity of those we serve, and the dignity of the work we do."


Allied Health Winners in Library Orientation Quiz

Contact: ddugga@lsuhsc.edu

Allied Health Winners

In July, the library offered a library orientation quiz to all new students in the School of Allied Health Professions. Respondents were entered in a random drawing for prizes. Although participants included students from various Allied Health programs, both of the winners are students in Cardiopulmonary Science. Congratulations to Jason Adams, who won a stethoscope donated by the bookstore, and grand prize winner Nicholas Jackson, who won a Chromecast streaming device.


Dr. Gonzalez-Toledo to Speak at Student Meeting

Contact: dbienv@lsuhsc.edu

The Catholic Medical Student Association will meet Monday August 31 to hear Professor of Radiology Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez-Toledo, discuss: "The Way: A Pilgrimage to Apostle James's Tomb." The meeting will be in the 8th floor lecture room (8-314) at 12 noon on Monday. All are invited, Catholic or not.


Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds recordings on the LSU Health Shreveport website are for informational purposes only and not for Continuing Medical Education Credit.


In the News

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu

  • The Shreveport Times published a story Thursday about the $7+ million faculty members have received in recent grants. The research of Drs. Rona Scott, Stephan Witt and Guohong Li was highlighted.
  • KTBS interviewed Drs. Steven Conrad & Brian Martin about how Shreveport doctors responded to Hurricane Katrina.
  • Dr. Michelle Yetman was a guest on KTAL's morning show today to talk about the top 10 ways to help your child succeed in school.
  • Dr. Christina Notarianni, Dr. Mary Kim and Renee Do were interviewed by KTAL about the #ILookLikeASurgeon social media movement breaking stereotypes about what surgeons look like.
  • Maggie Martin with the Shreveport Times wrote about the sponsor party for Life Savers in her Sunday column.
  • Information about the Citizens Science Academy, new faculty in July, donations to the Arts in Medicine program and the 2015-16 faculty senate officers were included in this week's Shreveport Times Voices section.

Click for Job Postings

Open positions at LSU Health Shreveport are posted every Monday and Wednesday and remain open seven days. Hospital positions are posted on the University Health website, and open Sodexo and Conifer jobs also appear online. For a look at this week's postings, click the links below or check out the job boards in the Administration Building.

LSU Health Shreveport Employment Opportunities
https://careers.uhsystem.com/
http://sodexousa.jobs/louisiana/usa/jobs/
www.coniferhealth.com


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