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FWCC Preps for Great Pumpkin Run

Contact: kstron@lsuhsc.edu

The Great Pumpkin Run for Research helps to fund important research on our campus. Learn the details of the October 25 event and where the proceeds go in this video. Register online, or in-person with Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's Kelli Strong-Dauphin. She will be outside the deli today and Tuesday, October 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. FWCC will be accepting cash, credit cards, and checks, and giving away some Halloween treats. Registration is $20, but will go up next Thursday.

Content for October 10, 2014
FWCC Preps for Great Pumpkin Run
Happening Tomorrow
All Employees, Students Must Complete Flu Form
Rental Car Procedures to Change November 1
Physical Therapy Students Win Intramurals
Visiting Immunologist to Deliver Y.K. Reddy Memorial Lecture
Fundraisers for Allied Health Programs
Radiology for the Non-Radiologist
Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Feist-Weiller Cancer Clinic
CPTP Offers Free Half-Day Training Classes
"Learning Meditation to Practice Mindfulness" Registration Now Open
Medical Student Fundraisers
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Happening Tomorrow

Dr. John Vanchiere and Dr. Gerald Capraro will speak at a free public forum on Ebola at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center. The event is scheduled from 10 to 11 am in the IMAX Dome.

Students in EquaLSU are holding an anti-bullying seminar from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The event, hosted by Shreve Memorial Library-Broadmoor, is open to anyone, but especially geared toward those who work with adolescents regularly. Psychiatry resident Poonam Awatramani, MD, will speak.

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is co-hosting a Breast Cancer Survivor & Educational Brunch at 10 am at Lake Bethlehem Baptist Church. This flyer has more information.


All Employees, Students Must Complete Flu Form

Contact: Debra.Mcgaha@uhsystem.com

All employees and students of LSU Health Shreveport are required to complete a flu vaccine form, whether or not they get a shot. Take the completed form to Occupational Health Clinic to receive or decline the shot. All shots or declinations must be completed by November 30. Employees who do not submit their form to Occupational Health by November 30 will not be permitted to work and those who decline will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospital once flu season is announced. Shots are given in the Occupational Health Department located on the 8th floor of the hospital during Monday - Friday from 7 am to 4:30 pm.


Rental Car Procedures to Change November 1

Contact: tfence@lsuhsc.edu

New procedures for vehicle rental will begin November 1. The Parking Office will no longer keep vehicle rentals on standby and travel request processes have been revised. Rental Request forms are located in the Parking Office. To see the new procedures, visit the parking page from myHSC. For questions, contact the parking office at 5-7698.


Physical Therapy Students Win Intramurals

Contact: areed6@lsuhsc.edu

Intermural Champions

Members from the Class of 2016's Doctor of Physical Therapy program took to the fields this semester as an extracurricular activity. They won both the league's Men's and Co-Rec Flag Football Championship games this week.


Visiting Immunologist to Deliver Y.K. Reddy Memorial Lecture

Contact: SBahna@lsuhsc.edu

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, MD PhD MACP, Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Basic and Clinical Immunology at the University of California at Irvine, will present "Update on Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders" at the 2014 Y.K. Reddy Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 30 from 8 to 9 am in the 3rd floor medical school lecture hall (3-322). This special Pediatric Grand Rounds is in honor of Dr. Kamalakar Reddy who completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at LSU in 1997. His wife, Dr. Subha Yaturu, who was Professor of Medicine at LSU and now at Albany Medical College, established the Y.K. Reddy, MD Professorship in Allergy and Immunology in memory of her husband. The professorship is held by Dr. Sami Bahna, Chief of Allergy/Immunology Section.


Fundraisers for Allied Health Programs

Contact: DHenry@lsuhsc.edu

Twisted Root on Line Ave. will donate proceeds of meals Monday, October 20 to the Occupational Therapy program. Mention "Seeds to Success" at the restaurant from 11 am to 10 pm to benefit the OT community gardens project. Come to Rotolo's Pizzeria in Shreveport to support the Public Health Student Association and Master of Public Health program from 4 to 9 pm on Tuesday, October 21. To support the PHSA, mention "public health" with your Rotolo's purchase. The restaurant is located at 1409 E. 70th St.


Radiology for the Non-Radiologist

Contact: awhi23@lsuhsc.edu

The Department of Radiology is hosting a "Radiology for Non Radiologist Conference" on Saturday, October 25 in the 3rd floor lecture hall, Room 3-322. Program Director Dr. Thomas Gates, Associate Professor of Radiology, is heading up the Continuing Medical Education activity. Registration is at 7:30 am, and the conference is scheduled from 8 am to 1 pm. The target audience is primary care clinicians, residents, medical students and PA students, nurse practitioners and other health care providers. There are three ways to register: online; mail to the CME Office at LSU Health Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130-3932; or fax to 318-675-4630. The event brochure can be viewed online.


Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Feist-Weiller Cancer Clinic

Contact: gmills@lsuhsc.edu

Ribbon Cutting

From L to R: UH Conway Chief of Surgery Dr. Lester Wayne Johnson, FWCC Director Dr. Glenn Mills, State Senator Francis Thompson, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, State Senator Bubba Chaney and UH Administrator Larry Donner at the ribbon cutting.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the new Feist-Weiller Cancer Center clinic at University Health Conway in Monroe. Heavily Area elected officials and community leaders were invited to the ceremony, which highlighted LSU Health Shreveport faculty and staff who provide specialty and sub-specialty oncologic services at the clinic, along with clinical trials. Physicians from LSU Health Shreveport staff the Oncology Clinic 5 days a week, and have provided care for more than 6,500 cancer patients since the hospital transitioned to University Health last October. Dr. Glenn Mills, Director of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center noted that now patients in northeast Louisiana from the Arkansas border to Ferriday can receive free mammography and pap smears in the mobile unit provided by the FWCC, Partners in Wellness, and the Brady James Foundation.


CPTP Offers Free Half-Day Training Classes

Contact: lseach@lsuhsc.edu

LSU Health Shreveport staff can sign up for one or both of two free three-hour training classes that will be held next month. "Building Better Performance through Skill Development" and "Managing Work Time Effectively" will be held on Thursday, November 6 in the Medical School's Zadeck Conference Center (room G-221). The Skill Development class, scheduled from 8:15 to 11:30 am, will focus on sharing strategies and techniques to improve performance on the job. During the Time Management class, held from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, participants will learn an effective method for prioritizing and sequencing work tasks. Both classes are offered through the Comprehensive Public Training Program and taught by LSU Adjunct Instructor Sissy Franks. Enrollment is open to LSUHSC-Shreveport classified and unclassified employees. For more information or to register, contact Laura Seachord at 675-6381 or lseach@lsuhsc.edu.


"Learning Meditation to Practice Mindfulness" Registration Now Open

Contact: abened@lsuhsc.edu

The Department of Psychiatry invites you to attend a new, two-part series on "Learning Meditation to Practice Mindfulness." Dr. Allen Barnes, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, will lead the series, combining instruction, discussion, and guided meditation practice. Open to all LSU Health Shreveport and University Health Shreveport faculty, students, and staff, the event will be on two, consecutive Tuesdays: Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 from 5 to 6 pm in the Zadeck Conference Center (Room G-221). Doors will open at 4:45 pm. There is no cost to take part. Additional information and flyer are available online. To register, click: www.universitypsychiatry.com.


Medical Student Fundraisers

The Executive Council is hosting a ping pong tournament Wednesday, October 22 from 4 to 7 pm in the BRI Atrium. Everyone is invited to join with a $10 buy-in. Sign up here. Checks should be made out to "Executive Council of Student Body" and can be paid in advance or at the tournament. The EC's t-shirt fundraiser wraps up Monday, October 20th. Shirts are $15 and are available in sizes S through 2XL. Please sign up here. Shirts can be paid for either in cash or a check. Payment can be placed in mailbox #305 by Monday night. Click here to see the shirt.


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

  • Dr. Gary Burton talked to KTBS about breast cancer prevention and the latest technology for treatment.
  • The Shreveport Times weekly news included a list of new faculty members, information about upcoming symposiums in immunology and cancer care and news of a recent appointment for Dr. Cherie Ann-Nathan. 
  • Dr. Wanda Thomas was quoted in the Shreveport Times about food choices for kids in daycare.
  • Dr. Gerald Capraro was interviewed on News Radio 710 KEEL about Ebola.
  • Ebola was also the topic of interviews with Dr. Capraro on KTBS and KSLA.
  • KTBS and Metro Leader posted about Partners in Wellness' visit to Panera Bread.
  • KSLA, KMSS and KTAL stopped by the PIW van at Panera.
  • Knox Andress talked to the Shreveport Times about Ebola hospital preparedness in the region. The article also mentions the public forum at Sci-Port tomorrow at 10 am.
  • Dr. Joseph Bocchini spoke to KTBS about travel safety with Ebola fears.
  • Dr. Jennifer Green was interviewed this morning on 710 KEEL for National Mammogram Day.

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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