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SPH Publication: Case Study of Resilient Baton Rouge: Applying Depression Collaborative Care and Community Planning to Disaster Recovery

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published on June 8, 2018 the co-authored study, Case Study of Resilient Baton Rouge: Applying Depression Collaborative Care and Community Planning to Disaster Recovery in Volume 15, Issue 6. Co-authors from the LSU Health Sciences School of Public Health include, Alexa Ramirez, MPH student, Dr. Edward […]

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LSU School of Public Health request public comments

The LSU School of Public Health is currently in the process of seeking re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  We invite public comments to the School of Public Health preliminary self-study submitted on June 21, 2018. Comments may be submitted by email or regular mail to Attn: SPH Accreditation, Office of […]

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New Guidelines Recommended Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening

New Orleans, LA  – New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation. The guideline update, published as an Early View paper in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians available online here, was co-authored by […]

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LSU Health New Orleans Cancer Control Manager Elected to Lead National Council

New Orleans, LA – Mikal Giancola, MPH, Manager of the Comprehensive Cancer Program of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has been elected Chair of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Cancer Council. He will serve a three-year term, which begins June 1, 2018. […]

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Louisiana Tumor Registry gets $1.8 million SEER Program contract, potential $17.7 million over 10 years

The Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has been awarded a one-year, $1.8 million contract by the National Cancer Institute, with a potential of $17.7 million total over 10 years, to continue its cancer registry work as part of the SEER Program. The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program award […]

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1st-of-its-kind Study Associates Obesity with Poorer Stroke Outcomes in Non-White Patients

New Orleans, LA – Research led by LSU Health New Orleans faculty has found that obesity contributed to poorer outcomes in non-white patients who had hemorrhagic strokes. It is one of the few studies examining outcomes of patients with obesity following intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and is the first such study conducted within the stroke belt […]

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LSU SPH and Healthcare Service Division Team to Receive the 2018 ACP Quality Connect: Champion Award

The American College of Physicians Center for Quality has announced that the LSU Health Science Center Team, composed of members from both the School of Public Health and Healthcare Services Division, will receive the 2018 ACP Quality Connect: Champion Award. This award was given at the 5th annual ACP Quality Connect Luncheon on Thursday, April […]

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Erica J. Washington, PhD Student in Epidemiology receives the Reverend Connie Thomas Award

This year, Erica J. Washington, PhD student in the School of Public Health Epidemiology Program, was presented with The Reverend Connie Thomas Award in honor and appreciation of her years of service and dedication to Luke’s House, the community and her robust work in the field of healthcare. Erica was honored with this award on […]

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT: National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018

Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. We invite you to participate […]

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Sunayana Udaya Kumar, MPH Epidemiology Student,1st Place at AHA Lifestyle Early Career Competition

Sunayana Udaya Kumar, MPH Candidate in Epidemiology at the LSUHSC School of Public Health was awarded 1st place at the American Heart Association (AHA) Lifestyle Early Career Thesis Competition. The competition was held at the AHA EPI/Lifestyle 2018 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Her presentation, “Non-invasive Maneuvers for Evaluation […]