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A Summer of Discovery for High School, College Students

3-D printing, squamous cell carcinoma, high blood pressure and orthopedic injuries were among the topics presented last Friday by two dozen high school and college students. T spent the last eight weeks working with faculty mentors. The Office of Multicultural Affairs organizes the programs and sponsored the poster session. This video gives an overview of the Jumpstart Summer Enrichment & Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship programs.

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Content for July 31, 2015
A Summer of Discovery for High School, College Students
Summer Graduation Speaker Announced
Citizens Science Academy: New Community Program
Services Held for Former Registrar
Mini Med Wraps Up Summer Session
Children's Center Hosts Guest Speaker
Orientation for the Med School Class of 2019
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Summer Graduation Speaker Announced

Helen Godfrey Smith will be the speaker for the August 8 commencement at the Shreveport Convention Center. Helen serves as the president and CEO of the Shreveport Federal Credit Union. In 2014, Mrs. Smith was elected as chair of the board of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. She was also recently elected to the board of the National Cooperative Business Association headquartered in Washington, DC. Sixty-two students from the School of Allied Health Professions and one from the School of Graduate Studies will receive their diplomas.


Citizens Science Academy: New Community Program

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu

A new program will give community members of all ages the chance to learn more about the research side of an academic medical center. Named the Citizens Science Academy, the inaugural event will take place the morning of Saturday, August 29. Speakers include Chris Kevil, PhD, Michelle Arnold, PhD, and Jeff Weisman, PhD. Participants will also break into small groups to spend time in a researcher’s lab. Registration is open at lsuhsfoundation.org/academy.  A $20 fee includes refreshments.


Services Held for Former Registrar

Contact: KHatch@lsuhsc.edu

Services celebrating the life of Ret. USAF Col. Warren Edgar Cockerham, 73, who served as registrar for ten years, were held Wednesday followed by graveside services with military honors in DFW National Cemeter in Dallas. He died July 26 in Shreveport, LA. He retired as Colonel from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service before serving as registrar at both LSUS and our campus. You can read his full obituary online.


Mini Med Wraps Up Summer Session

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu

Mini Med 2015

About 70 community members enrolled in the summer Mini Med intersession. Speakers included Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez-Toledo, Dr. Michelle Yetman, Dr. Alireza Minagar and Dr. Christine Wright. The next session is tentatively set for October. For updates, like the Mini Med Facebook page at facebook.com/LSUHealthMiniMed.


Children's Center Hosts Guest Speaker

Contact: pkimbr@lsuhsc.edu

Director Pam Kimbrough, speaker Sarah Ebarb and Allied Health Dean Joe McCulloch

Children's Center Director Pam Kimbrough, speaker Sarah Ebarb and Allied Health Dean Joe McCulloch

Sarah Ebarb, a beginning freshman at Louisiana Tech, shared her experiences as a young woman with Tourette's syndrome July 28 at the School of Allied Health Professions' Children's Center. She was one of two designated Youth Ambassadors from Louisiana to the National Tourette's Society Conference held in Washington, DC. She currently receives a new behavioral treatment called CBIT in Little Rock, AR. It is not currently available locally.


Orientation for the Med School Class of 2019

2015 Student Orientation

First-year medical student started orientation today. Look for next week's e-newsletter for a video about the new class.


In the News

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu

  • KTAL and Metro Leader previewed the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ poster session.
  • Dr. Ed Mahoney spoke to KSLA about contact burns and how to stay safe at the playground in the heat.
  • KTAL interviewed Dr. Daniel Flowers about tips for exercising safely in high temperatures.
  • Dr. Sarwat Umer was included in a KSLA story about how arthritis is affected by extreme temperatures.
  • KTBS spoke to Dr. Horacio D’Agostino about his hobby of competing in triathlons.
  • KTAL posted about the Citizens Science Academy.

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.

LSU Health Shreveport Employment Opportunities
https://careers.uhsystem.com/
http://sodexousa.jobs/louisiana/usa/jobs/
www.coniferhealth.com


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