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A Look Inside Our Largest Program Grant Ever

Contact: DOcall@lsuhsc.edu

Microbiology Head Dennis O’Callaghan, PhD, recently learned that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology (CMTV) $4.82 million to continue and expand its operations over the next five years. That brings CMTV’s total funding from the NIH’s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program to $22.9 million since 2003—the largest program grant ever for our campus. Hear from Dr. O’Callaghan about CMTV and how it is helping young researchers.

Content for August 1, 2014
A Look Inside Our Largest Program Grant Ever
Medical Students Start Orientation Today
Welcome New Graduate Students
New Organization Promotes Equality
Day of Registration Available for Tomorrow’s Cardiovascular Conference
High School, College Students Conclude Summer Research
Hansen’s Mobile Lab Coming to University Health
Faculty Deliver Record Number of Twins
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Medical Students Start Orientation Today

Contact: CRinau@lsuhsc.edu

Jumpstart student Annie Thai and Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow

Chancellor Robert Barish greets the medical school’s Class of 2018 during orientation this morning.

One hundred and twenty five students begin their medical education today. The School of Medicine’s largest class ever will undergo four days of orientation before starting classes next Thursday. Look for more information, including a video, about the Class of 2018 in next week’s e-newsletter.


Welcome New Graduate Students

Jumpstart student Annie Thai and Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow

Left: Kimberly McCarter, a PhD in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, smiles for the camera; Right: Fengtian (Ray) Wang and Sahar Shekoohi, with Dr. Hari Koul at a Department of Biochemistry social event.

Sixty-nine full-time School of Graduate Studies students started a new academic year this week. Fourteen of those 69 are new. In addition to overall orientation activities, the students were also welcomed by their departments. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held an ice cream party so that its two new students could get to know fellow students, faculty and staff.


New Organization Promotes Equality

Contact: coubr1@lsuhsc.edu

Jumpstart student Annie Thai and Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow

EquaLSU Officers (from L to R): Melissa Eddy, MSII, secretary; John Ashley, cardiopulmonary science student, vice president; and Carri Oubre, MSII, president

EquaLSU is a new organization on campus that is dedicated to raising awareness and educating health professionals in all fields of medicine on the medical issues specifically facing members of the LGBTQ community. The organization will also provide service and philanthropic opportunities to students and faculty. It is open to all medical, allied health and graduate students, as well as to faculty and staff. For more information, see the group’s Facebook page or email Carri Oubre, EquaLSU president.


Day of Registration Available for Tomorrow’s Cardiovascular Conference

Contact: LAntee@lsuhsc.edu

The Department of Medicine and Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences will host the Joe E. Holoubek Ark-La-Tex Cardiovascular Conference tomorrow, August 2, at the Shreveport Convention Center. Continuing medical education (CME) credits are available. Registration is available the morning of an event. For a full list of speakers and registration details, view the event brochure on the CME website.


High School, College Students Conclude Summer Research

Contact: loneal@lsuhsc.edu

Last Friday’s poster session was organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Twenty high school & college students learned what it was like to be a research scientist this summer on campus. After eight weeks of research, the students shared their findings with faculty, staff and family members in a poster presentation last Friday afternoon.


Hansen’s Mobile Lab Coming to University Health

Contact: mark_pyburn@hansenmedical.com

Faculty, residents and students can get a firsthand look at the Magellan Endovascular Robotic System Monday, August 11 from 8 am to 5 pm. Hansen Medical is parking a mobile lab outside of the K-wing entrance of the hospital. Attendees will be able to test-drive the system aboard the semi-truck. For more information, see the invite online.


Faculty Deliver Record Number of Twins

Contact: mtemp1@lsuhsc.edu

Jumpstart student Annie Thai and Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow

Dr. Ben Pearce, 3rd Year Surgery Resident; Dr. F. Bennett Pearce, LSU School of Medicine Alumnus and grandfather; Amanda Pearce, Allied Health OT; and Dawn Pearce, proud grandmother admire twins Magdalyn Elise (held by Ben) and Evelyn Rose (in Amanda’s arms) at University Health.


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 popularity of allied health careers was the cover story of today’s Shreveport Times. Quotes from Dean Joe McCulloch, Dr. Sharon Dunn, Dr. Daniel Flower and Cindy Murray were included, and a video interview of Dr. Julie Harris with a patient can be found online.
  • News of Dr. Dennis O’Callaghan and the CMTV’s grant funding was picked up by the Associate Press.
  • The Associated Press published a story about the medical school’s largest class ever.
  • KTBS and KTAL posted information about the incoming medical students.
  • Dr. Sandra Hayes was interviewed for a story about her therapy dog, Boomer, in the Shreveport Times.
  • KMSS spoke to Drs. Uyen Nguyen and Cheynita Metoyer about vaccines, especially as the new school year approaches.
  • KTBS included information about the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ poster session.
  • Dr. Lindsey Hutt-Fletcher talked about West Nile Virus with KTAL.
  • Dr. Steven Bienvenu spoke to KTBS about the importance of vaccines for kids.
  • KSLA interviewed Dr. Ashtaad Dalal about West Nile Virus.
  • Paula Houston was honored for her volunteer work by KTAL as this week’s Gold Medal Giver.
  • Dr. Gerald Capraro was interviewed on News Radio 710 KEEL about the Ebola virus.  
  • Dr. Ben and Amanda Pearce were interviewed by KTAL and KSLA surrounding the birth of their twins.

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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