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Boot Camps Prepare Residents for Day 1

The official start for new residents is July 1, but many are already working with their departments to learn the basics about institutional processes and resources so they can hit the ground running with patients on their first day. The Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery conduct what they call "boot camp" to help make sure their residents are prepared from Day 1. The coordinators explain the idea in this video.

Content for June 24, 2016
Boot Camps Prepare Residents for Day 1
Bookstore Inventory Sale Ends Today
Allergy & Immunology Fellows Get Top Scores
In Case of Emergency, Connection Counted
Students Have A-HEC of a Summer
Smoothie Recipe Book Benefits Feist-Weiller
Radi-Oscars Celebrate Graduates, Faculty and Staff
Deadline for Employee Performance Evaluations
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Bookstore Inventory Sale Ends Today

Contact: Mjohns@lsuhsc.edu

The semi-annual inventory blowout by the LSUHSC-S Bookstore is going on through the end of today. Deals include: 30% off t-shirts, 40% off LSU and NFL merchandise, 50% off totes and backpacks and 60% or more off selected merchandise and closeouts. Medical books are not part of the sale.


Allergy & Immunology Fellows Get Top Scores

Contact: sbahna@lsuhsc.edu

Allery & Immunology Fellows

Pediatrics Chair Dr. Joseph Bocchini, Dr. Adesh Patel, Dr. Hetu Parekh and Dr. Sami Bahna, Chief of Allergy & Immunology and Training Program Director, celebrated graduation at Chianti's Restaurant.

Senior Allergy & Immunology Fellow Dr. Adesh Patel scored at the 100th percentile on this year's national in-training examination and his colleague, Dr. Hetu Parekh was in the 95th percentile. They were among 342 fellows who took the exam. It's not the first time the fellows representing LSU Health Shreveport have made their leaders proud. The pair also placed third out of 25 teams in a national contest encompassing a wide range of scientific and general interest topics during the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology meeting.


In Case of Emergency, Connection Counted

Contact: jmario@lsuhsc.edu

Marion Emergency

Dr. Barish, right, and Dr. Dimitri Azar, Dean of the College of Medicine, stayed with Dr. Marion's wife Carol during his emergency operation in Chicago.

Acting Medicine Chair Dr. Jay Marion was sitting in a session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago earlier this month when he suddenly felt a pain and mass in his left lower abdomen. Surrounded by physicians, he asked one to step into the restroom to examine the swelling and help him determine what in the world was going on. As an oncologist, of course, his mind was already racing to frightening conclusions.

It was quickly determined that something pretty serious was going on and Dr. Marion should get to a hospital. Even though the well-regarded Northwestern University School of Medicine was only blocks away, Dr. Marion recalled that his old boss, former Chancellor Robert Barish, MD, was now the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and decided to call him instead.

Dr. Barish was happy to help and called UIC's Chairman of Surgery, Dr. Enrico Benedetti. Dr. Benedetti didn't just agree to help. He drove to the hotel and delivered Dr. Marion to the UIC hospital emergency room. While staff prepped Dr. Marion for emergent surgery, Dr. Benedetti's team, including renowned surgeon, Dr. Pier Giulianotti suited up for an operation to fix an acute incarcerated hernia.

Despite the unfortunate health circumstances, Dr. Marion said his healthcare experience could not have been any better over his 2 day hospital stay. No less than five UIC physicians provided care and he was very complimentary of the entire hospital staff.


Students Have A-HEC of a Summer

Contact: swilso@lsuhsc.edu

A-HEC summer program

Students from Caddo and Bossier parishes participated in A-HEC of a Summer, spending three weeks at the medical school and hospital. They rotated into several department and experienced many career-development opportunities. The AHEC staff includes: Program Director Dr. Wanda Thomas and coordinators Shirley Wilson and Pearlie Simmons.


Smoothie Recipe Book Benefits Feist-Weiller

Contact: kstron@lsuhsc.edu

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is selling a new recipe book with 125 different flavors of smoothies. The book was the brainchild of Sue Crow, RN MSN, Clinical Associate Professor, who is a patient advocate and cancer survivor herself. Offered for only $15, the book is also designed to provide nutritional, appetizing options for cancer patients, whose appetites are adversely affected by chemotherapy. All of the proceeds of the book are used to help fund the printing of more copies to be given to FWCC patients and their families. "Smoothies for When You Are Down and Out" can be ordered at www.lsuhsfoundation.org/fwccrecipebook or arrange to pick up a copy at Feist-Weiller by contacting Kelli Strong Dauphin at (318) 813-1056 or via email at kstron@lsuhsc.edu.


Radi-Oscars Celebrate Graduates, Faculty and Staff

Contact: ltubbs@lsuhsc.edu

Radi-Oscars

Dr. Colter Gates; Department Chair Dr. Horacio D'Agostino with Dr. Stacey Massey

The Department of Radiology's Resident Graduation Celebration featured an Academy Award theme, complete with "Radi-Oscars" for the graduates and held at the Robinson Film Center. The following awards were given out: Silver Spoon Award for Excellence in Teaching - Dr. Romulo Vea; Chairman's Honorary Award - Dr. John Hardjasudarma; RSNA Resident Research Award, Resident of the Year Award, and Alumni Resident of the Year Award - Dr. Justin Skweres; ACR In-Service Award Winners - Dr. Luis De Alba, Dr. Simon Long and Dr. Peeyush Bhargava; Spring Research and Symposium Awards - Dr. Ibrahim Alshahrouri and Dr. Stacey Massey. The guests of honor were the 2016 graduates: Breast Fellow - Dr. Stacey Massey and Resident Graduates - Dr. Colter Gates, Dr. Husein Poonawala and Dr. Justin Skweres.


Deadline for Employee Performance Evaluations

Contact: Lorri Johnson (5-5623) and Terri Hildreth (5-6501)

Performance evaluations for classified employees are due Friday, August 26, by the close of business. Supervisors, managers, directors and department chairs must meet this deadline for three important steps in the Performance Evaluation System (PES) process. First, a final evaluation session must be conducted with each classified employee for the review period that began July 1, 2015 and ended June 30, 2016. Second, completed and signed PES forms must be immediately submitted to Human Resource Management, Room 110, Class/Pay Section, Administration Building. And third, a new planning session must be conducted with each classified employee. Beginning this year, a copy of all completed planning sessions must be forwarded to Human Resources either via email to ljohns@lsuhsc.edu, sent through interoffice mail, or hand-delivered to Human Resource Class/Pay Section. The PES form and additional information about the PES process are available at: http://myhsc.lsuhscshreveport.edu/HResources/HRCompensation.aspx.


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: shvcommunications@lsuhsc.edu

  • The Huffington Post reprinted a recent article from Inside LSU about Dr. SreyRam Kuy.
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Dr. Todd Thoma spoke about how the body reacts to overheating for a KTBS story about the death of two children.
  • Dr. Thoma was also interviewed on Red Rive Radio about the body's reaction to overheating.
  • Photos from An Evening for Healers were featured in the June 8 issue of Forum News.
  • Dr. Sami Bahna was interviewed on KTBS about allergies to substances such as peanuts and his upcoming international presentation on "Allergy to Kissing."


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.

http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/departments/AdministrativeDepartments/HumanResources/Careers/index


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