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Diversity Celebration

Diversity Matters Celebration

Contact: dchan3@lsuhsc.ed

Many cultures and traditions from across the globe were celebrated at Thursday's Diversity Matters Celebration, which featured food, jewelry, clothing, artwork and more. "I believe it is quite befitting that we celebrate the virtue and merits of diversity," said speaker Dr. Quyen Chen. "Not only is diversity vital, it is the life-giving blood of a society." For more on this annual event, watch this video and click here for photos.

Content for April 21, 2017
Diversity Matters Celebration
March for Science
I.D.E.A.S. Family Event
Intensive Care/Emergency Medicine Symposium
Six Word Story Contest
Parking Closure
Levy Conference
Meditation Class
Denim Day on April 26
LSU Day at the Capitol
SAHP Alumni Scholarship
Dr. Tinsley Visits LSUS
Spring Seminar Series
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

March for Science

Contact: kmore2@lsuhsc.edu

Science Matters

Youmna Moufarrej, Anna Lepkowski, Katie Moreaux and Amber McKenna founded the Science Matters group organizing Saturday's March for Science and Sunday's I.D.E.A.S. event.

Students with the Science Matters group at LSU Health organized the March for Science-Shreveport on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Starting at 9am at the Caddo Parish Clerk of Court, the march will be one of five in the state with more than 500 marches planned around the world. The mission of the national event is to champion "robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity." Click here for more information on the march.


I.D.E.A.S. Family Event

Contact: jguid5@lsuhsc.edu

IDEAS

The Science Matters student group will present I.D.E.A.S.: Interactive Day of Education and Awareness of Science from 2-5pm Sunday, April 23 in the Zadeck Conference Center and BRI Atrium & Conference Rooms. This event will feature family-friendly science presentations and demonstrations for all ages. Click here for more information.


Intensive Care/Emergency Medicine Symposium

The First Southern Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Symposium will be held Saturday, April 22 at Eldorado Resort in Shreveport. Those serving in acute care medicine are invited to join colleagues at this one-day event highlighting updates in the management of critically ill and injured patients in the emergency department and intensive care unit. Symposium participants will network with experts, explore new technologies, and learn the most up-to-date evidence-based approaches to care in the acute setting. The conference also includes a breakout session for ED and ICU nurses. Click here for the full details.


Six Word Story Contest

Contact: DDugga@lsuhsc.edu

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Health Sciences Library is holding a Six Word Story Contest. Share how your academic year went in six words and submit your story to shlibref@lsuhsc.edu by Friday, April 28. The winner will be selected by Phil Estes, author of High Life.


Parking Closure

Parking Closure

Due to construction starting Monday, April 24 through July 17, the parking area between Building C and the power plant will be closed. If you were issued a temporary handicap placard for this area, see Barbara Davis in LSU Health Parking Office (Administration Building, Room 123) to gain access to the handicap spaces in parking lots D & L. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not been issued a temporary handicap placard, please park in your assigned parking spaces. UH employees should contact UHSParking@uhsystem.com.


Levy Conference

Contact: bhunsi@lsuhc.edu

Levy Participants

The Department of Neurosurgery held the 14th Annual Levy Conference on April 7. Department Chair Dr. Anil Nanda welcomed world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick A. Boop, who gave a lecture on his experience with pediatric brain tumors and the growing need for worldwide neurosurgical care. More than 220 attended the event, including Robert Levy and Anne Kantor, the children of the late Ben and Mary Louise Levy for whom the conference is named.


Meditation Class

Contact: abened@lsuhsc.edu

All faculty, students and staff are invited to the "Meditation to Practice Mindfulness for Healing Professionals" class led by Dr. Allen Barnes, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. A new topic will be introduced followed by two guided meditations. Participants are encouraged to attend one or all three remaining classes on Tuesday, April 25, May 9 and May 23 from 12-1pm in BRI Room F8-42 (8th floor near the elevators). For more information, please contact Angela Benedetto at 813-2073.


Denim Day on April 26

Contact: Sjohns4@lsuhsc.edu

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Denim Day will be recognized on Wednesday, April 26. Everyone is encouraged to wear jeans that day, if it is approved by their directors/supervisors. For more information, contact the SAVE office at 318-813-7283 or shvSAVE@lsuhsc.edu.


LSU Day at the Capitol

Contact: lbabi6@lsuhsc.edu

LSU at the Capitol

Thanks to all the faculty and students who represented LSU Health Shreveport at LSU Day at the Louisiana State Capitol on April 18. The group offered screenings at the Speaker's Health Fair.


SAHP Alumni Scholarship

SAHP Alumni Scholarship

LSU Health Allied Health Alumni Association President Mike McGill, MCD, CCC-SLP and LaDestinae McKay.

Congratulations to LaDestinae McKay, this year's recipient of the School of Allied Health Professions Alumni Scholarship! The scholarship is funded by SAHP alumni's participation in events held throughout the year.


Dr. Tinsley Visits LSUS

Tinsley at LSUS

Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, spoke to the LSUS chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the health pre-professional honor society, on April 19, sharing more about the School of Allied Health Professions.


Spring Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology's Spring Seminar Series continues on Wednesday, April 26 at 4pm in the 4th floor lecture hall (Room 4-326) with Dr. Matthew D. Weitzman, Associate Professor from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, presenting "Dynamic Genome Interactions During Virus Infection."


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

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  • LSU Health Sciences Foundation Shreveport's Kevin Flood and Lindsay Brown discussed May 4's Evening for Healers event with KTAL.
  • Science Matters member J. Tod Guidry shared the importance of April 22's March for Science in a letter to the editor in The Shreveport Times. Another letter to the editor, by MIT graduate student Alex Mijalis, focused on the impact science has in our community.
  • The Best of Times website shared information on An Evening for Healers.
  • Dr. Jennifer Woerner and Lindsay Brown discussed Evening for Healers with KSLA.
  • The Shreveport Times noted recent awards for Dr. Quyen Chu and medical students George Smith and Kate Ramsey.
  • KTBS and The Shreveport Times reported on Thursday's Diversity Matters Celebration.
  • Leesville Daily Leader shared information on upcoming free cancer screenings offered through partnership with Partners in Wellness at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.

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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