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Barbers for Blood Pressure Awareness

Barbershop Buzz

Contact: jjord2@lsuhsc.edu

The School of Medicine is sponsoring a new program aimed at getting African Americanhealth in check. Called "Barbers for Blood Pressure Awareness," Internal Medicine resident Joshua Jordan, MD, will lead a group of medical students in training barbers to take their clients' blood pressure. The program will kick off Friday September 26 at 10 am at Bos Man Barber School, located at 6213 Linwood Ave. in Shreveport. Those with high numbers will be referred for further evaluation. This video has more.

Content for September 19, 2014
Barbershop Buzz
Employee Service & Excellence Awards Next Week
Meetings About Employee Benefits Start Today
Look for Benefits Information Via Email Next Week
Register for Tomorrow's Trauma Symposium
Family Medicine Fair
Neurosurgery's Woodard Symposium Registration Now Open
Upcoming Medical School Events
New Blog Post
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Employee Service & Excellence Awards Next Week

Contact: mwille@lsuhsc.edu
Employee Service

A reminder that ceremonies for Employee Service & Excellence Awards will be in the Zadeck Conference Center (location change) at 2 pm for 5, 10 & 15 year honorees and at East Ridge Country Club at 6:30 pm for 20+ years of service. Attendees at the daytime event will have the chance to win a t-shirt with the new LSU Health Shreveport logo. If you have not RSVP'd for the evening reception, please do so today by calling 5-5260. A list of all honorees can be found on MyHSC.


Meetings About Employee Benefits Start Today

Contact: KPrelo@lsuhsc.edu

Human Resource Management will host several benefit informational meetings to prepare employees for open enrollment. Lasting about 45 minutes, the meetings will take place in the medical school auditorium (1-400) today at and 2 pm and on Monday (9/22) at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. The benefits fair will be held on Thursday, October 9 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in the BRI Atrium.


Look for Benefits Information Via Email Next Week

Contact: mdonle@lsuhsc.edu

Employees currently enrolled in benefits should be on the lookout for an automated email next Tuesday or Wednesday. The email will contain an attachment with personal benefits information in order to help employees make decisions during the enrollment period in October. It will be sent by PeopleSoft and will contain the subject line "Your personal benefits and annual enrollment."


Register for Tomorrow's Trauma Symposium

Contact: arudd@lsuhsc.edu

Registration will be available at the door tomorrow at 7:30 am for the annual trauma symposium. Speakers are lined up from the Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Neurosurgery departments. The event will take place in the medical school auditorium (1-400). Click here for the event brochure.



Family Medicine Fair

Contact: mreger@lsuhsc.edu

CPSO Seminar

Naiha Mussarat, a third year medical student, talks to residents Dr. Becky Batiste and Dr. Jay Umarvadia at the Family Medicine Interest Group Residency Fair yesterday.

The event is held annually for students to find out residency program information from residency programs across the region in preparation for the upcoming MATCH process. Residencies from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and the military branch of the Navy were represented.


Neurosurgery's Woodard Symposium Registration Now Open

Contact: tbullo@lsuhsc.edu

The Department of Neurosurgery will hold its third annual Woodard Symposium Friday, Oct. 24 from 2:30 to 5 pm in room 3-322. The Intercontinental Colloquium is a continuing education lecture series in neurosurgery, offering CME credit. Three neurosurgeons from across the globe will deliver lectures in neurosurgery. Vladimír Benes, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, will discuss "AVM: How I Do It." Rashid Jooma, MBBS, FRCS, Professor of Neurosurgery at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, will lecture on "Can Health Coverage Bring Equity in Access to Heal Care? The View from Pakistan." Claudio Yampolsky, MD, PhD, Chairman and Professor of Neurosurgery at Hospital Italiano in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will speak about "Neuropathic Pain and Motor Cortex Stimulation." Registration is through the CME website.


Upcoming Medical School Events

A fundraising raffle will come to a close in two days. There will be a discussion on ethical topics in medicine Monday at noon, and EquaLSU will meet Wednesday for the first time. A research  poster presentation will take place next Friday afternoon.


New Blog Post

Dr. Jennifer Kelley, a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics, writes about co-sleeping in a new blog post on LSUMed.


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

  • News of the barbershop program for blood pressure awareness was on the front page of this week's Shreveport Sun.
  • Dr. Gunjan Kahlon was a guest on RadioMD discussing cholesterol.
  • KTBS interviewed Dr. Sami Bahna about the link between the lone star tick and an allergy to meat.
  • The Forum wrote about the Mollie Webb Speech & Hearing Center's 40th anniversary.
  • Shreveport Times news briefs covered Dr. Burton & the Edna Sherling Boatright Professorship in Cancer Care, physical therapy accreditation, residents' recent win at jeopardy and community balance classes.
  • Maggie Martin wrote about the Life Savers sponsor party in her Sunday column.
  • Dr. Jennifer Kelley was interviewed by the Louisiana Radio Network about safe sleep for babies.
  • KSLA interviewed Dr. Gerald Capraro about the enterovirus. Dr. Gerald Capraro also called into News 710 KEEL about the virus.
  • The Shreveport Times spoke to Dr. John Vanchiere about the D68 strain.

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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