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Family Day

Family Day

First-year medical students welcomed their families to campus last weekend for Family Day. The day is designed to give students' families a taste of medical school by introducing them to the curriculum and labs. For more on the Family Day activities, watch this video.

Content for September 15, 2017
Family Day
Happening Today & Tomorrow
Benefits Fair on October 10
Dr. Weinberger Named Startup Prize Finalist
Reeks to Serve as Fieldwork Mentor
Dr. Eggerstedt to Speak at Luncheon
New Recycling Bins
Business of Science Series
Trauma Symposium
Neurosurgery Woodard Symposium
Fall Seminar Series
Eye Glasses Drive
Pumpkin Run For Research
Employee Service & Excellence Recognitions
General Faculty Meeting
Upcoming Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Happening Today & Tomorrow

  • Geaux Bald meeting: Noon today, Third Floor Testing Center (3-405) – open to all students in the Schools of Medicine, Allied Health Professions and Graduate Studies.
  • Life Savers "Roaring into our 20s" Gala: 7pm tomorrow, Sam's Town Riverfront Ballroom. Tickets available here.

Benefits Fair on October 10

Contact: shvbenefits@lsuhsc.edu

The Annual Benefits Fair is scheduled from 10am to 4pm October 10 in the BRI Atrium. The fair provides employees with the opportunity to speak with various benefits plan representatives and learn more about their options. Informational meetings on LSU First & voluntary plans will be held from 9-10:30am and at 1:30-3pm in the Zadeck Conference Center (Room G-221). Enrollments and updates can be made at the Benefits Fair or in the Human Resource Management Benefits Office (Administration Building, Room 116). For more information, contact the Human Resources Benefits Office via phone at 318-675-5632 or e-mail shvbenefits@lsuhsc.edu or visit the Human Resources Website.


Dr. Weinberger Named Startup Prize Finalist

SpheroFill, a biotechnology startup founded by Dr. Paul Weinberger, Director of LSU Health Shreveport's Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing, was named one of the finalists in the 2017 Louisiana Startup Prize. His company is developing a novel injectable tissue filler for use in the larynx to treat common age-related vocal cord atrophy and vocal cord paralysis due to injury and disease. Dr. Weinberger, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, is exploring ways to partner with local biomedical expertise in the state to bring this technology to clinical use, starting with applications in laryngeal surgery and eventually cancer treatment as a novel way to deliver chemotherapy in a sustained release, controlled both in location and in time.


Reeks to Serve as Fieldwork Mentor

Gretchen Reeks, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, was selected to serve as a mentor for academic fieldwork coordinators by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association also nominated Gretchen to serve on the Occupational Therapy Advisory Council for the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners. Tune in to KTBS at 6pm tonight for a story on Gretchen's work with Kinesio taping a horse training for the Olympics.


Dr. Eggerstedt to Speak at Luncheon

Dr. Jane Eggerstedt, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, will be one of the guest speakers at the Ladies in Leadership Luncheon set for 11:30am-1:30pm Tuesday, September 19 at The Petroleum Club, 416 Travis Street. Tickets are $13. Click here to purchase.


New Recycling Bins

Recycle

Thanks to the LSU Health Shreveport Faculty Group Practice for generously sponsoring a new recycling program on campus, organized by the Student Executive Council, Faculty Senate and LSU Health Facilities Management. These mixed recycling containers are for glass, plastic, aluminum cans, and paper (please do not discard documents with sensitive information in these bins). There are 13 containers located on floors 2-8 of the Medical School near the main elevator bank, on the 1st floor at the Kings Highway entrance near the elevator, on the ground floor at the Wow Café and Student Lounge, in the Comp Care Building "A" on the 3rd floor by the elevator near Occupational Health, and in the School of Allied Health Profesions Student Lounge.


Business of Science Series

Contact: shvosp@lsuhsc.edu

The Business of Science free bioentrepreneurism seminar series will continue at noon on Thursday, September 21 with Dr. Chris Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research, and Dr. Nicholas Goeders, Chair and Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience, discussing "Forming Intellectual Property in the Laboratory." Free lunch is included with registration. Click here for more information and to register. 


Trauma Symposium

Contact: gsamue@lsuhsc.edu

The 7th Annual Trauma Symposium is set for 8am-5:15pm Friday, September 22 in the Auditorium (Room 1-400). The symposium will explore the latest innovations in trauma care and foster leadership and teamwork principles in caring for injured patients. Experienced faculty will cover a variety of topics that are essential for maintaining a coordinated system of trauma care. Click here to register for the event.


Neurosurgery Woodard Symposium

Contact: djewel@lsuhsc.edu

The Department of Neurosurgery will present the 2017 Woodward Symposium from 9am-2:30pm Friday, October 6. The featured speaker presentations will be held from 9:45am-11:15am in the Third Floor Lecture Hall (Room 3-322). Guest speakers and their topics include: Dr. Michael Fehlings, Director of the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program, "Repair and Regeneration of the Injured Spinal Cord: From Molecule to Man;" Dr. Yigal Shoshan, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, "Penetrating Brain Injury in the Set-Up of Terrorist Bomb Blast - The Jerusalem Experience;" and Dr. Kate Drummond, Deputy Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre, "Quality of Life in Brain Tumors. Do We Really Understand It and What Can We Do to Improve It?"


Fall Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology's 2017 Fall Seminar Series continues on Wednesday, September 20 with a talk by Kellie N. Brown on "Role of Transpeptidase Activity in Staphylococcus Aureus Virulence." The seminar is set for 4pm in the Fourth Floor Lecture Hall, Room 4-326 of the Medical School.


Eye Glasses Drive

Contact: DDugga@lsuhsc.edu

The Health Sciences Library, Ophthalmology Interest Group and Shreveport Red River Lions Club are partnering for an eyeglass drive this month, benefitting the Lions Club Recycle for Sight program. Prescription glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses, with plastic or metal frames, will be accepted through Friday, September 29. Children's glasses are especially needed. Donate your old glasses by dropping them off at the Health Sciences Library or at Room 3-344 at the School of Allied Health Professions.


Pumpkin Run For Research

The 28th Annual Great Pumpkin Run for Research is set for Saturday, October 28. This year's 5K run will start at Betty Virginia Park at 8:30am, with a beautiful route through scenic South Highlands. Registration begins at 7am with the half-mile kids run starting at 8am. Activities include a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more! Registration for the 5K is $20 through Saturday, September 30, $25 through Friday, October 27 and $30 on race day. Registration for the half- mile Kids Fun Run is $15 through October 27 and $20 on race day. Register online today at Sportspectrum.


Employee Service & Excellence Recognitions

A reception for employees marking 5, 10 and 15 years of service will be held on Monday, October 2 from 3-4pm in the BRI Atrium. Honorees will receive a service pin and enjoy snacks and refreshments. For those celebrating 20, 25, 30, 35 & 40 years of service, a dinner will be held at East Ridge Country Club at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 3. Employee Excellence Award winners will also be recognized at the dinner. A list of all service award honorees can be found on MyHSC.


General Faculty Meeting

The next General Faculty Meeting is scheduled for 5pm on Tuesday, September 19, in the Zadeck Conference Center (Room G-221).


Upcoming Grand Rounds

  • 4pm Wednesday, September 20, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Third Floor Lecture Hall (Room 3-322): "Adaptation of the Motor Homunculus" presented by Jeffrey Ojemann, MD, Director of Epilepsy Surgery at the Epilepsy Center of University of Washington Medical Center
  • 12pm Thursday, September 21, Auditorium (Room 1-400): "Contract Negotiations: How to Reach an Agreement – You Get What You Negotiate," Philip Cole, MD
  • 12pm Friday, October 13, Auditorium (Room 1-400): "Leadership in American Surgery: A Minority Perspective" presented by Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP, Vice President and Chief of Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. This program is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs.

In the News

Contact: shvcommunications@lsuhsc.edu

  • The Shreveport Times shared more on how LSU Health physicians and students helped Hurricane Harvey evacuees at the local shelter.
  • KTBS reported on the LSU Board of Supervisors approving a Center for Brain Health at LSU Health Shreveport.
  • The American Press shared news about the recent grant received by LA CaTS and its collaborating institutions.
  • KTBS shared news about Saturday, Sept. 16's Life Savers Gala and the Business of Science seminar series that launched on Thursday, Sept. 14.
  • Red River Radio, The Shreveport Times, Biz Magazine and The Forum reported on the Business of Science seminar series.
  • Dr. Richard Zweig discussed Alzheimer's on Red River Radio's Health Matters.
  • State Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne talked with 710 KEEL regarding facts related to the UH breach.

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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