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Oral, Head & Neck Screenings Next Week

Contact: 5-6262

During Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Cancer will offer two free screenings: on Friday, April 25 from 8 am to 3:30 pm at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's third floor Surgical Oncology Clinic and on Saturday, April 26 from 9 to 11 am at the BAFB Air Show aboard the Partners in Wellness mobile screening unit. Watch this video for more information, and call 675-6262 to reserve a spot. Chair Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan also talks about the importance of the awareness week in an interview with the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery Bulletin.

Content for April 17, 2014
Oral, Head & Neck Screenings Next Week
Call for Abstracts: Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium
Location Change: Faculty Retirement Meeting Today
Holiday Closure
2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship
Allied Health Honor Society Taps New Members
A Message from LSU's President
Talent Show is Wednesday
Medical Student Elected to State Group
Surgery Faculty, Residents Gather for Picnic
New Blog Posts
Denim Day Next Wednesday
Walk MS Raises Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis in Community
Training Class May 2 Focuses on Differences, Diversity
Autism Grand Rounds Tuesday
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Call for Abstracts: Ray A. Barlow Scientific Symposium

Contact: ohall1@lsuhsc.edu

Students, fellows and faculty are invited to submit abstracts for this year's Barlow Symposium. The deadline for submissions is April 25. All abstracts will be included in a printed book. For instructions, click this link. Entitled "Triple Negative Breast Cancer," the symposium will be May 15 and 16. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Saraswati Sukumar, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Dr. Morag Park, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Montreal Quebec. In addition, there will be presentations by local experts, and the winners of Jason A. Cardelli award will be announced.


Location Change: Faculty Retirement Meeting Today

Contact: tdugas@lsuhsc.edu

Today's meeting for faculty, entitled "Retirement Plans, Problems and Solutions for Academic Professionals: The Current Debate," will take place in the medical school auditorium (1-400) at 4 pm. The speaker will be Dr. Kevin Cope, Professor and Faculty Senate President, LSU A&M College, as well as President, Council of Faculty Advisors for the LSU System.


Holiday Closure

The Easter holiday will be observed Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21.


2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship

Raymond Joehl, MD FACS, will give the annual Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship lecture on Wednesday, April 23 at noon in the 8th floor lecture hall (8-314). His lecture is titled "The VA: A Precious Resource for Medical Education, Research, and Patient Care." Alpha Omega Alpha is the Honor Medical Society. Dr. Joehl will also present "Physician Employment: A Changing Paradigm" at the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30am in the 3rd floor lecture hall (3-322). Dr. Joehl is the Chief of Surgery at the Phoenix VA and Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona, Phoenix College of Medicine.


Allied Health Honor Society Taps New Members

Contact: DHenry@lsuhsc.edu

Alpha Eta Society

Honor society inductees

Students: Sally McGehee Willis, Miriam Hannah Ferrand, J. Colleen Flavin, Emily Marguritte Lanier, Sarah Ann Mangham, Catherine Lyn Voight, Corey Adam Chachere, Erin Wisenor Huey, Anna Virginia Laird, Natalie Kay Mazerat, Cory Alan Mickelson, Katherine Kizaki Peaslee Faculty Member: Stephanie G. Blackburn, MHS

Alpha Eta Honor Society, the national scholastic honor society of the allied health professions, held its spring banquet April 8 at Ristorante Giuseppe. Medical Technology Assistant Professor Stephanie Blackburn was the faculty member named to the society. The twenty-one student inductees are: Hannah Michelle Roberts, Cardiopulmonary Science; Megan Nicole Ashcraft, Taurah Dizadare, Sabin Maharjan and Melissa Leann Prickett, Medical Technology; Allison Lyn Cascio and Abigail Renee Ward, Communication Disorders; Edward Kendall Soon, Lesley Jordan Urbina and Sally McGehee Willis, Occupational Therapy; Miriam Hannah Ferrand, J. Colleen Flavin, Emily Marguritte Lanier, Sarah Ann Mangham and Catherine Lyn Voight, Physician Assistant; Corey Adam Chachere, Erin Wisenor Huey, Anna Virginia Laird, Natalie Kay Mazerat, Cory Alan Mickelson and Katherine Kizaki Peaslee, Physical Therapy.


A Message from LSU's President

LSU President & Chancellor F. King Alexander discusses the LSU system's achievements over the last year in this video.


Talent Show is Wednesday

Contact: cantun@lsuhsc.edu

Tickets ($10 for general admission, $5 for students) will be sold at the door for the Student-Faculty Pandemonium Talent Show Wednesday, April 23. The event, featuring dancing, singing and art, will start at 6:30 pm at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater. Proceeds will go toward the David DeSha Endowment for Medical Education.


Medical Student Elected to State Group

Contact: mreger@lsuhsc.edu

president-elect Kelly Reed with outgoing president, Sarah Kuruvilla

Family Medicine Interest Group president-elect Kelly Reed with outgoing president, Sarah Kuruvilla

Third-year medical student Kelly Reed was voted to serve as the student representative on the State Board of Directors for the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP). Kelly has served this year as the LAFP Representative for the campus' Family Medicine Interest Group and will be president in the coming academic year.


Surgery Faculty, Residents Gather for Picnic

Contact: arudd@lsuhsc.edu

Spring Picnic

Department of Surgery attendings, residents and family members gathered April 13 to enjoy the beautiful spring weather at a picnic.


New Blog Posts

Second-year medical student Casey Mabry writes a "hungry med student review" on White Coat Tales.


Denim Day Next Wednesday

Contact: sjohns4@lsuhsc.edu

Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE), a campus organization, is sponsoring Denim Day Wednesday, April 23 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Participants nationwide wear jeans to show support for victims of sexual violence. The local organization will hand out candy and pins to people wearing denim who can recite the history of Denim Day. Visit this site for the history.


Walk MS Raises Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis in Community

itsuno@lsuhsc.edu

MS Research Walk

Members of LSU Health's MS Research Team at last weekend's walk.

Members of the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Physiology, and medical and graduate students were among the campus' showing at Walk MS. According to Dr. Ikuo Tsunoda, the group shared information about MS with other medical professionals, family and friends.


Training Class May 2 Focuses on Differences, Diversity

Contact: lseach@lsuhsc.edu

Faculty and staff are invited to register for a free course titled "Individual Differences and Diversity in the Workplace." Offered through the state's Comprehensive Public Training Program, this course will examine the ways participants handle the individual differences among people in the workplace. Attendees will learn how and why they have different perceptions about people and how those perceptions can affect teamwork and productivity. The class, which is taught by Sissy Franks, will be held from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm Friday, May 2 in room G-221 of the medical school. To register, call 675-6381 or e-mail lseach@lsuhsc.edu.


Autism Grand Rounds Tuesday

Contact: jespar@lsuhsc.edu

The Health Sciences Library will show a Centers for Disease Control Public Health Grand Rounds webinar on autism on Tuesday, April 22, from noon to 1 pm. You can watch the webinar in the library, room 1-423, by registering here.


In the News

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu

  • The front page of today's Shreveport Times features a story on autism with Dr. Michelle Yetman and Mike McGill.
  • Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan and a patient appeared on KTBS' morning show to talk about World Voice Day.
  • Dr. Bocchini talked to KTBS about pertussis. Amanda Soldani was also interviewed.
  • Mike McGill and Dr. Michelle Yetman wrote columns for this month's Red River Moms.
  • Dr. Robert Walter writes about his experience at the Boston Marathon in April's SB Magazine.
  • SB Magazine also previews An Evening for Heroes in April's edition.
  • KMSS interviewed Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan and a patient about World Voice Day.
  • Dr. Stan McCallon was quoted in an article on TodaysWoundClinic.com.

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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