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New Video Overview of LSU Health Shreveport

Contact: scroom@lsuhsc.edu

Anatomy faculty member Dr. Terrel Sugar Master gives viewers a virtual tour of our campus in a new video. Watch the 4.5 minute video, geared toward community members, potential students and new employees, here. You may learn a few new facts about LSU Health Shreveport too!

Content for November 21, 2014
New Video Overview of LSU Health Shreveport
Thanksgiving Holiday Next Week
Happening Today & Tomorrow
Barbers for Blood Pressure Awareness Meeting
Med Students Screen Veterans
System Travel Restriction Policy Amended
USA Dance Event Benefits FWCC
Geaux Bald Toy Drive
Pathology Dept. Planning Ebola Seminar
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Thanksgiving Holiday Next Week

LSU Health Shreveport will be closed for Thanksgiving next Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. We will not have an e-newsletter.


Happening Today & Tomorrow


Barbers for Blood Pressure Awareness Meeting

Contact: jjord2@lsuhsc.edu

Barbers for Blood Pressure

Dr. Joshua Jordan, Medicine Resident, Dr. Elijah Saunders, Visiting Professor, & Dr. Robert Barish, Chancellor

Dr. Elijah Saunders, professor of medicine and head of the section of hypertension at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, came to campus November 11 to meet with barbers and LSU Health Shreveport faculty to discuss how to grow the local program, called Barbers for Blood Pressure Awareness. The program was started in September with medical students going out to area barber schools and shops to teach barbers how to help screen their clientele for high blood pressure. So far, about 25 barbers have been trained.


Med Students Screen Veterans

Contact: mhedgc@lsuhsc.edu

Veterans Health Screening

Third-year medical student Chris Diamond screens a participant.

About 75 medical students braved the cold Saturday to set up a health screening for veterans at the Shreveport Farmers' Market. More than three dozen people were screened.


System Travel Restriction Policy Amended

Contact: cpeter@lsuhsc.edu

LSU System President Dr. King Alexander has amended the system's policies related to Ebola. The most significant alteration is the revision of countries on the "Identified Nations Watch List." The directive now applies to only those nations under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel alert/warning related to Ebola. The expiration date was also changed to coincide with the duration of the CDC alerts/warnings. Other changes include: the means of notification (in person is not necessary), revision of the response timeline to students/employees (48 hours), and a requirement for general notification about the policy to the campus community. The revised policies are available on the system website.


USA Dance Event Benefits FWCC

Contact: ahigdo@lsuhsc.edu

USA Dance Suzanne Shriver, USA Dance outgoing president, (left) and Dr. Linda Nall, a professor of radiology who is on the Board, presented the donation to FWCC Director Dr. Glenn Mills.

USA Dance, Shreveport Chapter 5015, stopped by Feist-Weiller Cancer Center this week to donate the $700 proceeds from their annual Black and White Ball with a Touch of Pink. The donation is designated to breast cancer.


Geaux Bald Toy Drive

Contact: tphil5@lsuhsc.edu

The student group Geaux Bald is teaming up with Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's St. Jude Affiliate Clinic to throw their annual Christmas party. They are holding a toy drive to provide gifts for the party. Boxes are set up on the ground, fourth and eighth floor of the medical school, as well as the ground floor of the allied health building. Gifts for kids from babies to age nineteen are sought, and most needed items include coloring books, journals, word find books, crossword puzzles, play dough and playing cards.


Pathology Dept. Planning Ebola Seminar

Contact: gcapra@lsuhsc.edu

A special seminar on Ebola, "An Integrated Approach to Laboratory Testing for Ebola Related Specimens" will take place Tuesday, December 2nd from 1 to 2:30 pm in the medical school auditorium, room 1-400. Steven Hinrichs, MD, Professor/Chair of Pathology & Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Peter Iwen, PhD (ABMM), Professor of Pathology & Microbiology and Director of the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, are the featured speakers. Refreshments will be provided.


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

  • KTAL interviewed Dr. Gary Burton about the health perils of smoking.
  • KTAL attended the health fair for veterans.
  • 710 KEEL posted information about the veterans' health fair, Men's Health Day and Shine a Light on Lung Cancer.
  • Yolanda Duckworth and Christopher Haas were guests on KTBS' morning show to discuss Men's Health Day
  • Dr. Phillip Rozeman singled out medical student Jeff Weisman in his LA Tech graduation speech published in the Shreveport Times. Jeff is the first to receive a PhD from Tech as part of the joint MD/PhD program between the schools.
  • KTBS covered the Barbers for Blood Pressure Awareness community meeting.
  • The Shreveport Times weekly news included details about an information session on the Master of Occupational Therapy program and how to commission a painting through Arts in Medicine.
  • Dr. Hazem El-Osta and Lisa Adams talked to KSLA about Shine a Light on Lung Cancer.
  • KMSS interviewed Lisa Adams about smoking as part of a story on the Great American Smokeout.
  • Dr. Albert Glasscock was interviewed for an article about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy in Neurology Advisor.

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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