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Science Academy

Science Academy Inspires Kids

Space is the theme for this year's Science Academy, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center. A group of about 50 students from local elementary schools have spent seven weeks at Sci-Port learning about rockets, what astronauts eat in space and the scale of planets. The overall goal of this program is to make science and math fun for kids, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn more in this video.

Content for March 27, 2015
Science Academy Inspires Kids
Happening Tomorrow
New Issue of American Medical Student Research Journal
Dr. Griffen Interim Surgery Chair
LSU M Lot Parkers Moving to Chevyland April 1
Allied Health Students Inducted into Honor Society
"Learning Meditation to Practice Mindfulness" Series Begins April
EndNote Basic - Make Writing Easy
Photo of the Week: Spring Arrives
Team Forming for Walk for Multiple Sclerosis
Women's Club Collecting Gently Used Purses
Blog Posts
Grand Rounds
In the News
Click for Job Postings

Happening Tomorrow


New Issue of American Medical Student Research Journal Out

Contact: nkask1@lsuhsc.edu

An international research journal started by our medical students launched its second issue this week. The American Medical Student Research Journal (AMSRJ) is now available online. Clocking in at 192 pages, the issue features work from medical students at LSU Health Shreveport & New Orleans, as well as Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Harvard, Northwestern University and Yale. More information can be found at amsrj.org.


Dr. Griffen Interim Surgery Chair

Contact: scroom@lsuhsc.edu

I'm pleased to announce that Dr. F. Dean Griffen has agreed to assume the position of Acting Chair for the Department of Surgery. An advisory committee made up of faculty at Shreveport and Conway helped select Dr. Griffen for his new role/ which will begin April 1. Dr. Griffen has been affiliated with the School of Medicine for more than 40 years. He is currently Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs and Director of Undergraduate Education for the department and holds the Albert Sklar Endowed Professor of Clinical Surgery Chair.


LSU M Lot Parkers Moving to Chevyland April 1

Contact: tfence@lsuhsc.edu

Starting April 1, LSU employees and students who park in M lot will relocate to the Chevyland Parking Lot north of campus on Linwood. The M lot will be for University Health employee parking only, Parkers at Chevyland will notice several upgrades that have taken place recently including improved lighting security and shuttle service. Guards will be on duty and shuttles will be available from 6:30 am until 9 pm. ID badges will work at Chevyland.


Allied Health Students Inducted into Honor Society

Contact: DHenry@lsuhsc.edu

Geaux Bald 2015

Front Row: Devan Green, Amanda Maurin, Erica Tumey-Johnson, Lori Joubert, Rachel Grinnell, Amy Smith; Second Row: Misty Anthony-McAllister, Holly McCoy, Mandy McNamara, Jason Bruce, Rise Robino, Charlisa Ellis, Casey Cocherell, Kim Robichaux; Third Row: Kim Phelps, Dr. Diana Merendino, Dr. Joe McCulloch, Dr. Dennis Wissing, Nicholas Kasprzak and Scott LeBlanc; Not pictured: Sonya Coleman, Shelby Berthelot, Sarah Durham and Rebecca Price

School of Allied Health Professions students, along with faculty member Dr. Diana Merendino, joined the Alpha Eta Society, the national scholastic honor society for the allied health professions, at an awards banquet, March 24 at Giuseppe Ristorante. All have maintained an overall scholarship average of 3.5 or better (out of 4.0) while also showing the capacity for leadership and achievement in their allied health field.


"Learning Meditation to Practice Mindfulness" Series Begins April 2

Contact: abened@lsuhsc.edu

The Department of Psychiatry invites you to take part in "Learning Meditation to Practice Mindfulness," beginning Thursday, April 2 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. The noon-hour series, led by Dr. Allen Barnes, Clinical Assistant Professor, will combine instruction, discussion, and guided meditation practice. Participants are invited to take part in one or all sessions. There is no registration to attend; however, seating is limited to conference room size. Class will be held every first and third Thursday of the month in Room 3-201 (Medical School, B-Building). For more information or directions, call: 813-2073 or e-mail: abened@lsuhsc.edu. Download a copy of the class flyer at this link.


EndNote Basic - Make Writing Easy

Contact: jespar@lsuhsc.edu or 5-4179

Interested in learning how to easily place citations in a paper, report or article submission? ENDNOTE Basic software contains the highly popular "CITE While You Write," which simplifies paper, report or article development. With ENDNOTE citations can easily be formatted to a specific style guide or journal citation format. In addition, ENDNOTE Basic allows for over 10,000 citations to be managed in a database. The citations can be grouped by subjects or project names. Sign up for the introductory class offered Friday, April 24, 2015 from Noon - 1 pm (feel free to bring your lunch) by the Health Sciences Library in room 1-419. Registration is limited due to the intensive nature of the session. Sessions can even be offered to full departments. Register at http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-endnote. Contact Julie Esparza (675-4179) or jespar@lsuhsc.edu if you have any questions.


Photo of the Week: Spring Arrives

Spring arrives

You know spring has arrived when Pediatrics Associate Professor Marlene Broussard holds class outside. Pictured with her are Dr. Elaine Bullock, Dr. Tara Andrews, Dr. Christina Highley, Shweta Jain, Elise Fontenot, Brennan Lum and Dax Wolford.


Team Forming for Walk for Multiple Sclerosis

Contact: itsuno@lsuhsc.edu

Microbiology Assistant Professor, Ikuo Tsunoda, MD, PhD, will head up an LSU team participating in "Walk MS Shreveport", a public education and fund raising event for multiple sclerosis (MS). Participants can complete a 1 mile health walk. The event is on Saturday, April 11; site opens at 7:00 am and walk begins at 8:00 am at Louisiana Boardwalk. Registration is free. Register by going online to Walk MS Shreveport: or contact Dr. Tsunoda.


Women's Club Collecting Gently Used Purses

Contact: margracemorris@yahoo.com

In advance of a spring fundraiser benefiting LSU Health Shreveport, the Women's Club is collecting gently used purses and jewelry. Please donate items in the collection box in the library.


Blog Posts

Third-year medical student Cameron Shull writes about "The Question Every Pre-Med Must Answer" in a new post on White Coat Tales. Melanie Watt, a first-year medical student, discusses "TRIP: Translating Research Into Practice" in another blog post.


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

  • KTAL and the Shreveport Times posted about the research of Dr. Jeremy Kamil's research.
  • KTBS, KTAL, KSLA and the Shreveport Times covered Match Day.
  • KTAL interviewed Dr. Tim Gilbert and Dr. Russell Roberts about the importance of health screenings for men.
  • Dr. Prakash Peddi was a guest on KSLA to talk about the BRCA gene and preventive surgeries.
  • Dr. Sami Bahna spoke to KSLA about seasonal allergies.
  • Dr. Glenn Mills was a panelist on LPB's "Cancer in Louisiana" special.
  • KSLA interviewed Dr. Gerald Capraro for a story on Ebola.
  • Renee Do and Chris Trosclair were guests on KTBS’ morning show to discuss the Heart of Gold 5k.
  • Red River Radio and KTAL reported on the Science Academy program.
  • The Shreveport Times mentioned the Geaux Bald event in Sunday's newspaper.

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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