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Evening for Healers

An Evening for Healers Highlights Faculty Talents

Thirty-five healers from LSU Health Shreveport and partner hospitals were honored last night for their role in three patient cases at the LSU Health Sciences Foundation's 5th annual "An Evening for Healers." It was the biggest fundraiser ever for the foundation, with more than 800 people in attendance. Fred Moffitt was honored as the community hero, and Dr. Joshua Jordan, Madeline Fechter and Ashley Swords received the "Resident & Student Service Award." CRM Studios produced the videos, the cornerstone of the night. They can now be watched online: Hailey Clutter's video (featuring Feist-Weiller Cancer & LSU/WK doctors), David Belanger case (featuring University Neurosurgery) and the Fred Moffitt story (with Dr. GE Ghali). Photos will be posted on Facebook later today. A full list of healers honored can be seen here.

Content for May 1, 2015
An Evening for Healers Highlights Faculty Talents
Happening Today
Graduate Student Set Up Nepal Relief Account
"Give for Good" Campaign Tuesday
Employee Appreciation Picnic
TRSL Workshops, Webinars Focus on Retirement Planning
May/June On the Inside
Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium to Focus on Prostate Cancer
New Blog Post
Dr. Pinkston Speaking at Robinson Film Center Event
"Update in Airway and Critical Care Management" a Success
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Happening Today

  • Graduate Research Day: Poster Viewings until 5 pm BRI Atrium; Keynote address, 4 to 4:50 pm, Auditorium


Graduate Student Set Up Nepal Relief Account

Contact: kprasa@lsuhsc.edu

KJ Prasai, a graduate student in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, has organized a local effort to raise money for his native country of Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. The "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund" through Campus Federal will be accepting donations through Friday, May 8. The Office of Graduate Studies will then send half of the funds to the American Red Cross and half to the UN's World Food Programme. The account number is 10772827, and donations can be made electronically for Campus Federal members, in person or by mail (please make checks payable to "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund" and send to: Campus Federal Credit Union, 1501 Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71103).


"Give for Good" Campaign Tuesday

Contact: bverret@lsuhsfoundation.org

From midnight to midnight May 5th, any online donations to LSU Health Shreveport will be amplified by The Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana as part of the "Give for Good" campaign. Log on to giveforgoodnla.org for more information and to give on Tuesday.


Employee Appreciation Picnic

Contact: dwashi3@lsuhsc.edu

The LSU Health Shreveport & University Health Employee Appreciation Cookout will take place on Thursday, May 14 from 11 am to 4 pm. The site for the cookout will be H Lot (South of K-wing entrance). Night shift employees will be honored on Wednesday night, May 13 in the cafeteria from 11 pm until 1:00. To collect tickets, the business manager or a representative from each department should come to Human Resource Management, Administration Bldg., Room 1-122 to receive the tickets.


TRSL Workshops, Webinars Focus on Retirement Planning

Contact: shvbenefits@lsuhsc.edu

Members of the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) have an opportunity to participate in "Planning for Retirement" workshops this summer. The 2015 TRSL Workshop Schedule includes two retirement planning workshops in the Bossier-Shreveport area for members who are within five years of retirement or DROP eligibility.. Additionally, the schedule provides details about member webinars. Upcoming webinar topics include Retirement Eligibility, Retirement Process, What to Do After Completing DROP and a 2015 Legislative Wrap-up. For more information, visit the TRSL or LSU Health Shreveport HRM Websites.


May/June On the Inside

The latest issue of On the Inside can now be viewed online and picked up in boxes near the medical school's 1st floor entrance, by the deli and at the front of the administration building.


Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium to Focus on Prostate Cancer

Contact: Kstron@lsuhsc.edu

"Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer" is the topic of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's annual Barlow Symposium. The event will take place Friday, May 8 in the medical school auditorium from noon to 5:30, with a reception following. Robert Matusik, PhD,a professor and Director of Urologic Surgery Research at Vanderbilt University, and Allen Gao, MD PhD, a professor and Director of Urologic Research at University of California-Davis, are the featured speakers. For a full agenda, visit www.feistweiller.org


New Blog Post

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, MD, writes about what is healthy when it comes to alcohol in a new blog post on LSUMed.


Dr. Pinkston Speaking at Robinson Film Center Event

Clinical neuropsychologist James Pinkson, PhD, will be the featured speaker at a Science on Screen event at Robinson Film Center Thursday, May 7 at 5:30 pm. His talk is titled "When Bipolars Attract: Love, Dancing, Compulsions and Neuroscience in Silver Linings Playbook." NAMI of Northwest Louisiana is a sponsor of the event.


"Update in Airway and Critical Care Management" a Success

Anesthesia Conference

Around 60 healthcare professionals gathered on campus Saturday for a conference that organizers say was the first of its kind in Louisiana - and also one of only a few in the nation. The combined meeting was targeted toward those who work otolaryngology, critical care medicine and anesthesia.


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

  • Dr. Kalgi Modi was interviewed by 710 KEEL about heart disease prevention and warning signs.
  • Graduate student Priya Prasai was interviewed in a KTAL story about the Nepal relief fund.
  • Priya also spoke to News Radio 710 KEEL.
  • Dr. Horacio D'Agostino talked about his recent trip to Nepal with KSLA. The story also mentioned the relief account set up by graduate students.
  • Red River Radio talked to Talicia Tarver about the release of The Amazing Captain Fit. It was also posted on WWNO.
  • Dr. Dennis Wissing was interviewed by KTAL about heart disease.
  • Dr. Mary Kim and Dr. Wissing gave their opinions on the new trend of "waist training" and how to go about losing stomach fat in a KSLA story.
  • 710 KEEL interviewed Dr. Mark Ryan about synthetic marijuana.
  • Dr. Lauren Beal was the medical expert in a KTBS story about IUD use in teen girls.
  • News of the release of the health comic book; medical student Taylor Conrad receiving a research fellowship award; recent honors and awards of Dr. Mingyu Cheng, Dr. Roger Kim, Dr. Hari Koul, Dr. Marlyn Langford, Dr. Julia Willingham and Dr. Wayne Zhang; and information about the Graduate Research Day were in Wednesday's Shreveport Times.
  • Dr. Pratap Reddy spoke about heart disease with KSLA.
  • An Evening for Healers was written about in Thursday's Shreveport Times. USA Today also posted the story.
  • The Bossier Press-Tribune previewed the event and David Belanger's case.
  • Dr. Kalgi Modi talked about heart disease with KTBS.
  • KTAL and KTBS reported from An Evening for Healers.
  • The Shreveport Times posted a photo gallery from An Evening for Healers.

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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