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Aspree Trial

Can Aspirin Prolong Good Health?

Aspirin is used to treat a number of different ailments but, like any drug, it has side effects. A clinical trial offered at LSU Health Shreveport is examining if aspirin prevents certain chronic illnesses and lengthens life and if the risks of taking it outweigh the benefits for people over 65. An event was held Friday for participants to highlight the current study progress. Hear from a participant and the study's principal investigator Dr. Gary Von Burton in this video.

Content for February 5, 2016
Can Aspirin Prolong Good Health?
Happening Today
Mardi Gras Holiday Monday
Group Leaves for Kenya
Welcome New Faculty
Who Is Another Winning Jeopardy Team?
Updated Student Union Revealed
Students Reminded About Parking Opportunity
Teams Forming for Geaux Bald Head Shaving Day
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Happening Today

  • Women's Club Bake Sale: Until Noon, BRI Atrium


Mardi Gras Holiday Monday

The Schools of Allied Health Professions, Graduate Studies and Medicine will be closed Monday, February 8.


Group Leaves for Kenya

Contact: dbadko@lsuhsc.edu

Kenya group

Fifteen students, residents and faculty have made it safely to Kenya as part of the Global Health International Elective offered through the School of Medicine. They hit the ground running and have already seen hundreds of patients. Dr. Fred Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, is blogging about their experiences at fredsullivan.com. A second group will head to Kenya in late March.


Welcome New Faculty

The following joined the faculty in January:

Ashley Ferraro, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine-Pulmonary & Critical Care
Leigh Henderson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
John Noles, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Troy Richards, MD, Assistant Professor-Clinical at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Faye Serkin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology
Didem Sohretoglu, PhD, Associate Professor-Visiting, Biochemistry
Eric Wei, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology


Who Is Another Winning Jeopardy Team?

Contact: SSimps1@lsuhsc.edu

Jeopardy Winners

Dr. Lloyd Jones & Dr. F. Bennett Pearce

Surgery Department residents and students recently attended the American College of Surgeons and Surgical Association of Louisiana Annual Meeting in New Orleans. F. Bennett Pearce, MD, and Lloyd Jones, MD, placed 1st in the surgical jeopardy.


Updated Student Union Revealed

Contact: lmacko@lsuhsc.edu

Student Union

Students now have a nicer place to meet, exercise, study and relax with the completion of the Student Union renovations! Danielle Nodurft (MSIV) spearheaded the project along with Elise Fontenot (MS IV) and John Ashley (Allied Health SGA President). The renovations include new flooring, paint and furniture. Exercise classes including yoga, kickboxing and zumba will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 15th. Please contact the Student Affairs office for specifics, 5-5339.


Students Reminded About Parking Opportunity

Contact: tfence@lsuhsc.edu

The parking office is reminding students who park at Chevyland that they can move their vehicles to closer parking lots on campus anytime after 2:45 pm. Student badges will allow entry to any campus lot with the exception of those with reserved parking.


Teams Forming for Geaux Bald Head Shaving Day

Contact: kclar7@lsuhsc.edu

The student organization Geaux Bald will host its 4th annual Head Shaving Day Friday, March 11 from 2 to 6 pm in the BRI Atrium. Last year's event raised over $35,000 for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Organizers have set an even higher goal of $40,000 this year. To start or join a team, visit the event page and follow the group's Facebook page.


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. G.E. Ghali talked to the Shreveport Times, KSLA and KTAL about plans for LSU Health Shreveport. News of his appointment was reported by the Shreveport Times, Monroe News-Star, Biz. Magazine, KTAL, Red River Radio and KSLA.
  • Dr. Quyen Chu led a study finding that radiation therapy is overused in a certain group of patients. He was interviewed by Louisiana Radio Network. The Shreveport Times and KTAL posted the news.
  • Dr. Rosario Riel-Romero, Dr. Jessica Wilden and Dr. Hai Sun were guests on Red River Radio's Health Matters to discuss epilepsy and the latest treatments available.
  • A story about a trial in Houston involving poisoning via ingestion of antifreeze aired on Dateline ID this week and featured Dr. Ken McMartin, who was an expert witness.
  • The Shreveport Times talked to Dr. Mark Ryan and Dr. Steven Bienvenu in a lead story about lead around the Mardi Gras holiday.
  • Dr. Liam Morris talked to KSLA about tips for maintaining a healthy heart.
  • KSLA interviewed Dr. Chris Kevil about heart disease research.
  • News Radio 710KEEL, KTAL and Metro Leader posted details about the Geaux Bald Head Shaving Day March 11th.

Click for Job Postings

Open positions at LSU Health Shreveport are posted every Monday and Wednesday and remain open seven days. For a look at this week's postings, click the link below or check out the job boards in the Administration Building.

http://myhsc.lsuhscshreveport.edu/HumanResources/Jobs.aspx


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