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LSU Health New Orleans awarded $15 million in federal grants to support cancer education, detection programs

SOURCE: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/business/article_2ad22930-7c6c-11e7-b25a-6b47413bf8ad.html The LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has been awarded a $15 million federal grant to support its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs. The money, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will pay over five years, will go toward the school’s Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health program, which […]

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LSUHealthNO Public Health Teams Up With Baby Cakes to Honor Cancer Survivors, Promote Prevention & Early Detection

New Orleans, LA – LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff will participate in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Shrine on Airline. The night celebrates cancer survivors, including one of LSU Health’s own, Carl Kluttz, who works at […]

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LSU Awarded $2.5 Million to Improve Resilience and Mental Health Outcomes

SOURCE: http://www.aspph.org/lsu-awarded-2-5-million-to-improve-resilience-and-mental-health-outcomes/ LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Public Health will receive $2.5 million to improve resilience and mental health outcomes in six communities in south Louisiana that experience weather-related and man-made disasters. The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded the grant. […]

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LSU Researchers Examine Preferences for Home Based HIV Testing among Heterosexuals at High Risk for HIV

SOURCE: http://www.aspph.org/lsu-researchers-examine-preferences-for-home-based-hiv-testing-among-heterosexuals-at-high-risk-for-hiv/ Home based self-administered tests for HIV may be a viable alternative method for decreasing the proportion of people who do not know their HIV status, according to researchers at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans School of Public Health – Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Program. Despite recent advances in […]

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LSU Research Finds Association of Enduring Consequences of Disaster Exposure on Depressive Symptoms in Women

Research at LSU School of Public Health indicates that the severity of the stress response to experiencing disaster depends on individual exposure and background stress prior to the event. Published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology on June 27, 2017, this current research explores individual-level exposure to disaster, neighborhood environmental characteristics, and their independent and […]

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LSU Health New Orleans releases plan to reduce cancer deaths in Louisiana

Dr. Donna L. Williams, Director of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program in the LSU School of Public Health was featured on WWL.com Friday, July 7, 2017 announcing the LSU Health New Orleans plan to reduce cancer deaths in Louisiana over the next five years.  Dr. Williams says the Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan […]

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Louisiana Physicians Are Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common virus that can cause genital warts and certain cancers. The HPV vaccine is effective in preventing many HPV-associated diseases; however, vaccination rates suggest many remain unprotected. In a recent, study Dr. Donna L. Williams, faculty in Behavioral & Community Health and Director of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention & […]

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New Class of New Orleans Albert Schweitzer Fellows Named

13 Graduate Students Will Spend Next Year Improving Community Health and Developing Lifelong Leadership Skills  New Orleans, June 27, 2017—The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced the selection of its 2017-18 class of New Orleans Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Thirteen graduate students from Louisiana State University School of Medicine; Louisiana State University School of Public Health; Tulane […]

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Dr. Rung, featured presenter at AcademyHealth Annual Meeting on Women and Gender Health

Dr. Arian Rung, faculty in the LSUHSC School of Public Health, Epidemiology Program, was featured in the Women and Gender Health Interest Group at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The group addressed the topic of “The Environment and the Health of Women and Families: Zika, the Gulf Oil Spill and the […]

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Registry of Excellence Designation Awarded to LSUHSC School of Public Health’s Louisiana Tumor Registry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) has recognized the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) as a Registry of Excellence. The official designation, awarded on May 31, 2017, recognizes achievement amount 48 cancer registries supported by the CDC – NPCR. The […]