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Dr. Nathan LIFT2 Grant

Head & Neck Cancer-Preventing Chewing Gum Research Sticks

Contact: ARay@lsuhsc.edu

After receiving an LSU System LIFT2 grant, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Chair Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, and her lab are already busy with next steps in moving their head & neck cancer preventing chewing gum to market. Watch this video to learn more about her research and how the LIFT2 program is helping LSU researchers like Dr. Nathan.

Content for July 25, 2014
Head & Neck Cancer-Preventing Chewing Gum Research Sticks
Dr. O'Callaghan Receives $4.82 Million NIH Grant
Junior Faculty Invited to See Pilot Grants
This Afternoon: Office of Multicultural Affairs Poster Session
Speaker Lined Up for August Graduation
School of Allied Health Professions Students Prep for Finals
Registration Now Opened for Trauma Symposium
LSU Implements Reporting System
Auxiliary Services Warns of Toner Scam
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Dr. O'Callaghan Receives $4.82 Million NIH Grant

Contact: DOcall@lsuhsc.edu

Dr. Dennis J. O'Callaghan, Head of the Department of Microbiology, has been awarded a 5-year grant of more than $4.82 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue and expand the capabilities of the institution's Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology (CMTV). The funding comes from the NIH's Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program. The Health Sciences Center has received $22.9 million in COBRE funding since 2003. It is LSU Health Shreveport's largest program grant ever. To learn more, visit our website.


Junior Faculty Invited to See Pilot Grants

Contact: info@lacats.org

The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center(LACaTS) is accepting Letters of Intent for the 2014-Round 3 Pilot Grants Competition, with a focus on junior faculty investigators Further instructions on the full proposal will be released after the LOIs have been reviewed. Letters of Intent are due by Friday, August 8, 2014 and should be submitted on the LA CaTS Center website.


This Afternoon: Office of Multicultural Affairs Poster Session

Contact: LONeal@lsuhsc.edu

Jumpstart student Annie Thai and Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow

Jumpstart Student Annie Thai, pictured with mentor Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, is one of 20 students presenting research later today.

Come to the BRI Atrium today from 2 to 4 pm to learn about the summer research of students enrolled in the Jumpstart Summer Enrichment Program & the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program.


Speaker Lined Up for August Graduation

Contact: DHenry@lsuhsc.edu

Lampton Enochs will be the featured speaker at summer graduation set for the morning of Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Shreveport Convention Center. August is the main graduation ceremony for the School of Allied Health Professions. Students from Graduate Studies will also receive degrees. Mr. Enochs began his career in the mailroom of Castle Rock Entertainment and has since worked as a location manager, production manager and producer on film and television projects. He co-founded Moonbot Studios here in Shreveport. To read more about Mr. Enochs' career, click here.


School of Allied Health Professions Students Prep for Finals

Contact: dhenry@lsuhsc.edu

Allied Health Student receives survival kit

Just in time for exams, Rise Robino, a clinical laboratory science first year student, opened up a "survival kit" with a note from her family. The School of Allied Health Professions Student Government Association will treat students to coffee & danishes the mornings of Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31 as they study for and take finals.


Registration Now Opened for Trauma Symposium

Contact: arudd@lsuhsc.edu

The 5th Annual Trauma Symposium is scheduled for Saturday, September 20 in the Medical School Auditorium. This multidisciplinary activity will feature speakers from the Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Neurosurgery departments. Representatives from LERN and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services will also address changes in organizations. Symposium registration is now available online through the CME office.


LSU Implements Reporting System

Contact: swyatt@lsu.edu

The LSU System has implemented the LSU Ethics & Integrity Hotline, a phone and Internet-based reporting system to provide a secure and confidential way to report activities that may involve fraudulent, unethical or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of LSU by-laws, or policies. The LSU Ethics & Integrity Hotline system is securely configured to protect the identity of the reporter, if they wish to remain anonymous. Reports can be made through the website www.lsu.ethicspoint.com or by telephoning toll-free 855-561-4099.


Auxiliary Services Warns of Toner Scam

Contact: mtemp1@lsuhsc.edu

Auxiliary Services is warning that toner scams are on the rise around the medical school.  Several departments have received phone calls saying that the General Service Store can provide them with lower costs on toner/ink cartridges for printers, faxes and copiers by ordering through their companyMedical school departments have contracts with Stuart's, Inc. and M.L. Bath to provide toner cartridges and ink. These suppliers should be used for purchases.


In the News

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu

  • Dr. Dennis O'Callaghan and the Center for Molecular & Tumor Virology's new grant were covered by KTBS, KTAL and the Shreveport Times.
  • News Radio 710 KEEL interviewed Dr. O'Callaghan about the $4.82 million grant.
  • Faculty rehab clinic patient David Cole talks about his experience with physical therapist Dr. Marie Vazquez Morgan and occupational therapist Amanda Pearce in a Forum story.
  • Dr. Gerald Capraro talked to KSLA about flesh eating bacteria and brain-eating amoeba.
  • Louisiana Radio Network interviewed Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan about a recent head & neck cancer research grant. WWL in New Orleans ran the interview.
  • KMSS also spoke to Dr. Nathan.
  • Metro Leader posted about Dr. Nathan's chewing gum.
  • A Health Sciences Foundation award and its recipient, alum Taylor Teague, are written up by Centenary College.
  • KTBS interviewed Dr. Anil Nanda about steroid shots' effectiveness.
  • The Shreveport Times ran information about School of Allied Health's Copping Award winner Dr. Marie Vazquez Morgan, the August 2nd Cardiovascular Conference and the Office of Multicultural Affairs' poster presentation.
  • KTAL posted about the student poster presentation this afternoon.

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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