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Allied Health Professions Graduation

This past Saturday 62 LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions students graduated from their respective programs with a bachelor's or master's degree. Dr. Roxane A. Townsend, Managing Principle of Health Management Associates, was the Commencement Speaker. LSU Board of Supervisors Chair-Elect Mary L. Werner conferred degrees. Congratulations to each of these graduates on their accomplishments and wish them all the best as they begin their careers! Click here to see more from the graduation ceremony.

Content for August 16, 2019
Allied Health Professions Graduation
Food Truck Friday
Graduate Studies Welcome Back Day
Library Exhibiting at Geek’d Con with NNLM Grant
Conflicts of Interest (COI)
New Intranet & Important Reminder
Room Reservations – New Contact
Geaux Bald Fundraiser
AHEC Rural Scholars – Monthly Food Drive
General Faculty Meeting
Central Logic Online Call Schedule
Heart Health Day 2019
Heart Health Day Volunteers Needed
Employee Performance Evaluation Time Line

Pick Your Poison Exhibit

LSUHS and Ochsner Health System Webinar Dates
Mini Med School Registration Now Open
Opioid Training CME
Congratulations GS-MU-NCORP
OLPG Physician Leadership Development Conferences
LSU Ethics Hotline
Volunteers Needed for Alzheimer’s Research
Research Participants Needed
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Food Truck Friday


Graduate Studies Welcome Back Day


Library Exhibiting at Geek’d Con with NNLM Grant

LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library faculty will be exhibiting at Geek'd Con at the Shreveport Convention Center from August 16-18. At the Library booth, children will receive an activity book on genetics created by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Greater Midwest Region, and a box of crayons. In addition, there will be stickers and other consumer information on genetics and precision medicine. Each hour during the convention, Library volunteers will draw the names of four lucky kids to receive a printed copy of the Amazing Captain Fit by mail after the event.

Over 12,000 people attend Geek’d Con, and a majority of them are children, making it an ideal place to highlight the Library's Amazing Captain Fit comic. The comic was originally funded through an NN/LM South Central Region Health Information Literacy Award in 2014. Library faculty Talicia Tarver (now at Virginia Commonwealth University) and Deidra Woodson wrote the comic, in consultation with Dr. John Vanchiere and Dr. Nelsihan Gungor from the Department of Pediatrics. Nick Fechter, an LSUS BFA student, illustrated and lettered the comic which follows the adventures of a child who aspires to be like his favorite hero, Captain Fit. However, he must first complete a series of tasks to make sure he is healthy enough to help Captain Fit fight childhood obesity. Captain Fit received local and national praise. It was featured in the Shreveport Times and the American Library Association weekly e-mail. The authors received written thanks from Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The comic is online at https://www.healthelinks.org/kidshealth.

Exhibit costs funded through a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - South Central Region (NN/LM-SCR).


Conflicts of Interest (COI)

The annual Conflicts of Interest (COI) certification disclosure period is underway. All faculty, house officers, staff and students engaged in research must complete an annual certification by August 31, 2019. COI disclosure certifications must be submitted electronically in the LSU SHIeLDS system, which may be accessed at the following: https://shieldscoi.lsuhealthsystem.org.

Additional information regarding the COI process can be found on the INSIDE intranet under the Department of Legal Affairs and Organizational Integrity. Questions should be directed to Ed Jones or LeShonda Lindsey at shvcoi@lsuhsc.edu.


New Intranet & Important Reminder

The new Intranet site, INSIDE, is officially launched. The web address is inside.lsuhscshreveport.edu. myHSC is no longer available. For questions regarding the new Intranet please contact Dale Stokes at 318-675-5271 or DStok1@lsuhsc.edu.

REMINDER: The following links are no longer available on the external website. Please take a minute to add these links to your Bookmarks or Favorites on your browser. The links below are also available on the new Intranet. These items were removed from the external website to keep internal traffic from affecting our external website usage data.


Room Reservations – New Contact

If you need to reserve a meeting or conference room, please call Laura Mackowiak at 5-5339.


Geaux Bald Fundraiser


AHEC Rural Scholars - Monthly Food Drive

AHEC Rural Scholars proudly presents The Hub Urban Ministries monthly food drive. The Hub Urban Ministries helps to alleviate poverty in the Shreveport-Bossier area. How can you help? Please consider donating a healthy food item or items each month! The healthy choice of the month for August is canned fruits, canned vegetables (black beans, chili beans, greens, peas, corn, green beans), and chili.

Donation Box Locations:

  • Medical School - Ground Floor by the Main Elevators in Building B and Building C
  • School of Allied Health Professions: Ground Floor by the Main Elevators

Thank you for your support and commitment to the health and wellness of all members in our Shreveport-Bossier community!


General Faculty Meeting


Central Logic Online Call Schedule

The Online Call Schedule can be reached from this direct link:
http://sh-clogic-prod.shv.lsuhsc-s.edu

Please save this link to your favorites on your cell phone/tablet/laptop/computer you use for patient care. It will be the fastest way to get the information you need! This resource is for all residents, fellows, faculty and staff - anyone who would need a consult or just to know who is on duty for a service.

It can also be reached from the new LSUHS Intranet Quick Links Menu on your homepage: inside.lsuhscshreveport.edu.

To access the Central Logic Online Call Schedule and/or the new LSUHS Intranet away from the LSUHS WiFi, log into the Virtual Private Network (VPN). To log on to the VPN on your phone:
1. Download "F5 Access" from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
2. Open the app
3. Click the configuration button and give your configuration a name (i.e. LSU)
4. Enter the server address: https://portal.lsuhscshreveport.edu
5. Click "Next" which should save the configuration
6. Click "Connect" and use your LSU username and password and the device should connect


Heart Health Day 2019

Save the date for the first annual Heart Health Day! Heart Health Day aims to serve our community by encouraging local individuals to improve their overall cardiovascular health by providing them the tools necessary to adopt healthier lifestyle habits. This event will offer community members the opportunity to engage with healthcare professionals, researchers, and students in a fun, family-friendly environment while participating in various educational activities. Learn more at www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/hearthealthday.

HEART HEALTH DAY 1 Mile Fun Run at 7:30am
HEART HEALTH DAY 5K at 8am

  • Early Registration through August 31: $15.00
  • Regular Registration (Sept. 1 - Sept. 27): $25.00
  • Day of Race (Sept. 28): $30.00

Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/HeartHealthDay5k

FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR (9am to 2pm)
LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will host a FREE Community Health Fair immediately following the 5K run that will offer community members the opportunity to engage with healthcare professionals, researchers, and LSUHS students in a fun, family-friendly environment while participating in various educational activities about heart health.

  • Health screenings to include EKG, echocardiography in high-risk individuals, cholesterol profile and Hgb AIC (diabetes screening), peripheral vascular health screening in high-risk individuals and cardiovascular diseases genetic screening in high-risk individuals
  • Group exercise activities/Lifestyle medicine/Nutrition guidance
  • Physician consultations
  • Booths and presentations from various vendors
  • Children’s activities (heart-related crafts, virtual heart demos, interactive heart rate games, and a build-your-own heart model)
  • A heart healthy lunch will be provided for the first 250 attendees
  • Door prizes awarded
  • Goodie bags

Cardiovascular disease is rampant within our local community and remains the #1 cause of death in our society today. Research shows that adopting a heart healthy lifestyle, especially starting at a young age, has tremendous effects toward preventing cardiovascular disease. Lifestyle changes, early diagnosis, and medication compliance can reduce, and sometimes reverse, harmful symptoms such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, before they cause irreversible damage.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: For additional details, contact Krystle Trosclair at 318-560-1829 or ktheri@lsuhsc.edu


Heart Health Day Volunteers Needed

Faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students: Heart Health Day needs your help! Volunteers are needed from 7am until 3pm on Saturday, September 28 to help with the event (two shifts are available). Lunch and t-shirts will be provided to all volunteers. If you are unavailable on the day of the event but are able to help us set up on Friday, September 27, please sign up using the same link.

Please sign up to volunteer here!

Faculty, staff, fellows and residents will perform the screenings. Students will manage the different stations, serve as ushers and greeters, and help with registration. We are in need of translators as well so if you speak another language, please let us know! Students: volunteering at events like this can be a CV booster! Volunteer instructions and specific job assignments will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

Thank you for volunteering! Please email Liz Antee at lantee@lsuhsc.edu with any questions.


Employee Performance Evaluation Time Line

Contact: ljohns@lsuhsc.edu

Performance Evaluations for Classified Employees begin on July 1, 2019 and must be completed by the close of business on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Supervisors, managers, directors and department chairs must meet this deadline for three important steps in the PES (Performance Evaluation System) process. First, a final evaluation session must be conducted with each Classified Employee for the review period that began on July 1, 2018 and ended June 30, 2019. Second, the original completed, signed PES forms must be immediately submitted to Human Resource Management in the Administration Building, Class/Pay, Room 110. Third, a new planning session must be conducted with each Classified Employee by September 30, 2019. A copy of the new planning session can be emailed to ljohns@lsuhsc.edu, interoffice mail, or hand-delivered to the address above. The PES forms and additional information about the PES process are available here.

Lorri Johnson, HR Staff Member, is available to answer your questions at 5-5623.


Pick Your Poison Exhibit at Health Sciences Library through August 24

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic and intoxicating characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history and will continue to change. The traveling exhibition Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions, on display at the Library through August 24, explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs. Six banners cover the historical uses and abuses of alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, marijuana, and opium.

Library faculty and staff created a resource guide and displays highlighting Library resources in toxicology and related subjects: http://guides.lsuhsc.edu/pickyourpoison.

Additionally, LSU Health Shreveport faculty members Dr. Mark Ryan and Dr. Tom Arnold have kindly lent the Library a sample of their vintage poison bottle collection, to display for this exhibit. Their collection includes bottles from the 19th and 20th centuries, from both the United States and Great Britain. Two bottles on display in the Library were also on display at the National Library of Medicine in 2008.

A "Digital Gallery" offering a selection of digitized, historical texts from the History of Medicine Division's diverse collections can be found as part of the online version of the exhibition at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pickyourpoison.

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.  Curated by Manon Parry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public History, University of Amsterdam.


LSUHS and Ochsner Health System Webinar Dates

The next LSUHS and Ochsner Health System webinar will be Wednesday, September 11, from 4-5pm in the Tiger Room at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. Ochsner Health System will be presenting on Oncology.

Future Dates:

  • Oct. 9, 4-5pm (Neuroscience – LSUHS presenting)
  • Nov. 13, 4-5pm (Cardio – OHS presenting)
  • Dec. 11, 4-5pm (Oncology – LSUHS presenting)

Mini Med School Registration Now Open

Registration for Fall 2019 Mini Med School is now open! You can register online here. You can also register at any time by calling or emailing Megan Strecker at 318-675-8789 or mstrec@lsuhsc.edu and paying with cash or check via mail or on the first night of Mini Med School. The next session of Mini Medical School is starting Tuesday, September 3. This four-week program is held from 5:30-7:00pm on Tuesdays in September on LSU Health Shreveport's campus. For more details, please visit www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/on-campus/mini-medical-school.


Opioid Training CME

Contact: patrick.bicknell@ochsnerlsuhs.org

Ochsner LSU Physician Group is pleased to announce a CME offering, Opioid - Stewardship Physician and Provider Education, available through our collaboration with Ochsner LSU Health System and the Ochsner Health System Continuing Medical Education Office.

This program meets the requirements for practitioners’ Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) license in Louisiana. The 3-hours of LA State Board of Medical Examiners’ approved CME includes the four required topics: best practices for the prescribing of CDS, drug diversion training, appropriate treatment for addiction, and the treatment of chronic pain.

The required 3-hours of CME must be completed by the prescriber's 2019 license renewal date for license renewal. To take advantage of this benefit, visit www.ochsner.org/cme and select "Opioid Stewardship Physician and Provider Education." Upon completion of the training, enter your name, e-mail address, and check that you are employed by LSU Health Shreveport.

Please note that there is an updated code. Use the code: ohsopioid (case sensitive) to log in to complete the assessment and print your certificate. The payment page will be bypassed.


Congratulations GS-MU-NCORP


OLPG Physician Leadership Development Conferences

OLPG Emerging Physician Leaders Conference (CME)
Presented by the American Association for Physician Leadership
When: Saturday, September 14, 8am–2pm
Where: Zadeck Conference Center, Room G-221
Topic: Engaging Physicians for Results
Speaker: Stephen C. Beeson, MD - Founder, The Clinician Experience Project


LSU Ethics Hotline

Every member of the LSU community deserves to work and study in a safe and comfortable environment. It is now easier than ever to voice your concerns with the newly launched Ethics, Integrity and Misconduct Helpline. To learn more visit www.lsu.ethicspoint.com.


Volunteers Needed for Alzheimer’s Research


Research Participants Needed


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

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Click for Job Postings

Open positions at LSU Health Shreveport are posted every Monday and Wednesday and remain open seven days. For a look at this week's postings, click the link below or check out the job boards in the Administration Building.

www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/about/employment



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