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White Coat Ceremony 2014

They've Got Talent! Student-Faculty Show Set for April 23

Contact: cantun@lsuhsc.edu

Students are once again organizing a talent show as a way to honor longtime professor, Dr. David DeSha, and raise money for the endowment in his name. Featuring student and faculty acts, the event will take place Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 PM at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater. Dr. Mark Platt, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, and Dr. Seth Berney, Professor & Rheumatology Chief, will emcee. General admission tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5 to be purchased at the door. For more information, visit the event page.

Content for April 11, 2014
They've Got Talent! Student-Faculty Show Set for April 23
Legislature Commends Dean Emeritus Chesson
Welcome New Faculty!
Walk for a Good Cause Tomorrow
New Library Newsletter Online
Rotary Club Honors Med Students' Achievements
ING to Change Name to Voya
Autism Grand Rounds
Deli Reopen for Business
Faculty Retirement Presentation Set
SAVE Holds Awareness Event
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Legislature Commends Dean Emeritus Chesson

Contact: mhedgc@lsuhsc.edu

Evening for Heroes Sponsor Party

Dean Emeritus Andrew Chesson, Jr., MD, and Chancellor Barish

The Louisiana legislature affirmed a resolution this week commending Dean Emeritus Andrew L. Chesson, Jr, MD, for his exemplary years of service as a physician, professor, and administrator. The concurrent resolutions were presented by Sen. Barrow Peacock and Rep. Roy Burrell. The resolution read in part: BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of Louisiana does hereby express their deep appreciation to Andrew L. Chesson, Jr., M.D., as he leaves a remarkable legacy of leadership of the LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport School of Medicine and enters the next phase of his life, and does hereby wish him many happy years of retirement.


Welcome New Faculty!

The following new faculty joined in March:

Brenda A. Jarrett, MS, Clinical Instructor - Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine
Brittanye E. Coutee, MS, Instructor - Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery
Jay E. Dujon, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery
Lori A. Lemonnier, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Mary C. Parker, MS, Instructor - Nurse Pracitioner, Surgery
Janice R., Pharr, MD, Assistant Professor - Clinical, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nikki B. Porter, Instructor, Physician's Assistant
Amanda B. Saucier, Instructor, Medical Technology
Sivakumar Vallabhapurapu, PhD, Instructor--Research, Biochemistry


Walk for a Good Cause Tomorrow

Contact: tedge1@lsuhsc.edu

LSU Health will have a presence at three walks tomorrow: Walk for Humanity, Parkinson's Power 5K and Walk MS. Enjoy the spring day!


New Library Newsletter Online

Contact: ttarve@lsuhsfoundation.org

The Health Science Library's latest issue of Library e-News has been updated and is ready to be viewed here.


Rotary Club Honors Med Students' Achievements

Contact: CSingl@lsuhsc.edu

Deli Grand Reopening

Fourth-year medical student Matthew Harb thanked the Rotary Club of Shreveport at their March 25 meeting. Matthew was the recipient of one of five $1,500 scholarships awarded by the rotary to deserving area students each year.


ING to Change Name to Voya

Contact: ShvBenefits@lsuhsc.edu

ING, which serves as an Optional Retirement Plan and 403(b) plan provider for LSU Health, will soon change its name to Voya. The change, which is not anticipated to affect member accounts or services provided, will take place in phases throughout 2014. For more information, visit http://voya.com.


Autism Grand Rounds

Contact: jespar@lsuhsc.edu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will offer a Public Health Grand Rounds webinar on autism on Tuesday, April 22, from noon to 1 pm. This session will be of interest to those who treat patients with autism as well as those whose families have been impacted by this disorder. The webcast will examine key challenges related to autism, explore the potential impact of different interventions, and discuss recommendations for future research and practice. You can view this session on your computer through the CDC website. Or you can watch the webinar in the Health Sciences Library, room 1-423, by registering here.


Deli Reopen for Business

Contact: jgalam@lsushc.edu

Deli Grand Reopening

Greg Burkett with Sodexo; Betty Johnson and Joe Miciotto from University Health; and Steve Ballard with Ballard Brands, cut the ribbon on the deli

After a ribbon-cutting Monday morning, the deli has resumed its normal operating hours of 7 am to 4 pm. The newly renovated space features PJ's Coffee and a WOW Café. According to Jim Galambos with Sodexo, plans are underway to renovate the cafeteria.


Faculty Retirement Presentation Set

Contact: tdugas@lsuhsc.edu

"Retirement plans, problems and solutions for academic professionals: The current debate," is the topic for a meeting for faculty Thursday at 4 pm in the Zadeck Conference Center (G-221). The speaker will be Dr. Kevin Cope, Professor and Faculty Senate President, LSU A & M College, as well as President, Council of Faculty Advisors for the LSU System.


SAVE Holds Awareness Event

Contact: shvSAVE@lsuhsc.edu

Deli Grand Reopening

Melissa Greaves, Debbie Henry, Dr. Jill Rush-Kolodzey and Sue Johnson from the School of Allied Health Professions greeted students at the event.

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Mr. Hugo Holland, representing the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office, spoke on the challenges encountered when determining whether or not to prosecute in cases of sexual assault. He provided valuable information to attendees on who makes the decision to prosecute and the current burden on our judicial system. Although many reported cases do not go to trial, he does encourage anyone who is a victim of sexual assault to report it to law enforcement. If you would like more information, contact the SAVE office, 813-7283, SAHP Room 3-344 or email shvSAVE@lsuhsc.edu.


In the News

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu

  • The Forum ran information about the recently endowed professorships.
  • The previous edition of the Forum announced Dean Andrew Chesson's retirement.
  • Photos from Dr. Chesson's retirement reception were included in the Shreveport Times.
  • KTBS interviewed Dr. Michelle Yetman about distracted parenting.
  • Dr. Yetman spoke to KTAL autism.
  • Dr. David McCarty was the featured guest on Red River Radio's Health Matters.
  • Dr. Wanda Thomas and Dr. Michelle Yetman were interviewed by KTBS about screen time and kids.
  • Dr. James Barrow spoke to RadioMD about gestational diabetes.
  • KTAL interviewed Dr. Dennis Wissing about obesity in Louisiana.
  • Metro Leader published photos from the Geaux Bald head shaving day.
  • Dr. Kevin Sittig appeared on KTBS' morning show to talk about Camp I'm Still Me in advance of a fundraiser this weekend.

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.

http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/HumanResources/Employment.aspx
https://careers.uhsystem.com/
http://sodexousa.jobs/louisiana/usa/jobs/
www.coniferhealth.com


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