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Exciting Gene Therapy Research for ALS

LSU Health Shreveport Associate Professor Ronald Klein has entered into in a new collaborative research project testing gene therapy to combat the deadly and disabling effects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Dr. Klein will work with the London-based biotechnology company MeiraGTx, which develops gene therapy treatments. For more on Dr. Klein's research, watch this video.

Content for July 22, 2016
Exciting Gene Therapy Research for ALS
Upcoming Events
Senate Proclamation Commending LSU Health
Poison Control Center Director Named to National Post
It's a Match!
Conflicts of Interest (COI) Disclosure Period Underway
From DNA to Beer - A New Exhibit in the Library
Dr. Sami Bahna Honored
Jumpstart Poster Session Next Week
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Upcoming Events


Senate Proclamation Commending LSU Health

Contact: mhedgc@lsuhsc.edu

Senate Commendation

Dr. G.E. Ghali, Interim Chancellor and Dean and State Senator Ryan Gatti

On Monday, State Senator Ryan Gatti presented to Chancellor Ghali Senate Resolution 53 which commends LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport and New Orleans on their contributions to healthcare development in Louisiana. Senator Gatti provided remarks outlining that LSUHSC-S teaches the future physicians and healthcare professionals of the entire state, contributes to the overall health of the citizens in North Louisiana and serves as a major economic driver for the region. Seventy percent of active physicians trained at LSU, while 100% of our allied health professionals have jobs within six months of graduation. That's a great return on investment in LSUHSC-S, our faculty and our students.


Poison Control Center Director Named to National Post

Contact: Mryan@lsuhsc.edu

Dr. Mark Ryan, Pharm.D. has been named the new president-elect of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). He will be sworn in as president-elect at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology meeting in Boston September 18th and will become president of the organization in September 2018. Dr. Ryan has served on the AAPCC Board of Directors for the last five years. With almost 25 years of leadership in clinical toxicology, Ryan has served as Director of the Louisiana Poison Center since 1998. He is a clinical assistant professor at LSU Health Shreveport in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

The AAPCC is a national organization providing the nation's 55 poison centers with accreditation, certification, continuing education and support for its real-time national surveillance database (National Poison Data System). Poison Centers all utilize a nationwide Poison Help hotline (800-222-1222), providing expert medical advice 24 hours a day from highly trained nurses, pharmacists and physicians.


It's a Match!

Contact: abrac1@lsuhsc.edu

Resident Match

Applying to a residency program and not sure where to start? Check out the Library's book display and LibGuide for resources to help you learn about different programs, prepare your application materials, and improve your interview skills.


Conflicts of Interest (COI) Disclosure Period Underway

Contact: llinds1@lsuhsc.edu

The annual Conflicts of Interest (COI) certification disclosure period is underway. All faculty, house officers, staff and students engaged in research must complete an annual certification by August 31, 2016. COI disclosure certifications must be submitted electronically in the LSU SHIeLDS system, which may be accessed at the following: https://shields.lsuhealthsystem.org. Additional information regarding the COI process can be found on the Legal Affairs website and questions should be directed to Ed Jones or LeShonda Lindsey at shvcoi@lsuhsc.edu.


From DNA to Beer - A New Exhibit in the Library

Contact: dwood6@lsuhsc.edu

DNA to Beer

The Health Sciences Library will host the traveling exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Nature in Medicine & Industry, from July 25 to September 4, 2016. This exhibit explores the partnership between science and industry to develop techniques using and modifying microorganisms, like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology, and industry, which has spanned centuries. The exhibit, on loan from the National Library of Medicine, will be accompanied by artifacts from the Library Archives.


Dr. Sami Bahna Honored

Contact: SBahna@lsuhsc.edu

Bahna's Russian trip

Left: Dr. Sami Bahna with the United Kingdom's "Father of Allergy" Professor William Frankland
Right: Dr. Bahna with Professor Revaz Sepiashvili, Head of the Department of Allergology and Immunology, University of Russia in Moscow and President of the World Immunopathology Organization (WIPO)

Dr. Sami Bahna, Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Chief of Allergy & Immunology, recently spoke at the IX World Asthma, Allergy & COPD Forum held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His presentation, "Allergies to Kissing" was designated Honorary Lecture in the name of Professor William Frankland. Frankland was integral to the founding of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, worked with Alexander Fleming in the 1950s in the development of penicillin and at the age 104, he is the oldest living allergist in the world. Dr. Bahna was also awarded an Honorary Membership of the World Immunopathology Organization.


Jumpstart Poster Session Next Week

Contact: SRober1@lsuhc.edu

Jumpstart, an eight week summer research program for Caddo and Bossier Parish high school students is coming to a close with the annual poster session on Wednesday, July 27 in the BRI Atrium. The students will be on hand to discuss their research from 2-4 pm. Students from colleges and universities across Louisiana will also be presenting their research as part of the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program.


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: shvcommunications@lsuhsc.edu

  • The Shreveport Times promoted the School of Allied Health Professions' "Painting with a Purpose" event.
  • Feist-Weiller's Sue Crow was interviewed by KTBS about her new Smoothie recipe book for cancer patients.
  • The Louisiana Senate's proclamation commending LSU Health was covered by KSLA.


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.

www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/jobs



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