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ASPPH | LSU: Association between Continuity of Care and Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization in Senior Adults with Asthma-COPD Overlap

Dr. Tung-Tseng, associate professor of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health behavioral and community health sciences, explains that the objective of the research was to investigate associations between continuity of care (COC) and emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma among elderly adults with […]

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LCP’s Very own Colleen Huard-Ryan won an award for Colorectal Cancer Screening

LCP’s own Colleen Huard-Ryan was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society for her outstanding work improving clinics’ colorectal cancer screening rates across the state, as well as the policy initiatives she is help spearheading via the Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (LCCRT).  

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Boy Scout campers hospitalized after contracting rare soil disease at Camp Avondale; CDC investigating

At least two Boy Scout campers who returned from a recent trip with fevers, chills and a cough have been hospitalized for exposure to a rare and unusual disease linked to bird and bat droppings found in the soil, spurring involvement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. St. Francisville resident Emiley Bonano has […]

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LSU Studies Racial/Ethnic Differences in Utilization of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients

In this article, Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, Dr. Lu Zhang, and colleagues, cover the racial/ethnic differences in the utilization of chemotherapy among stage I-III breast cancer patients.   As chemotherapy has improved breast cancer survival, whether there are racial/ethnic differences in receiving chemotherapy is of public health interest. As black women have a higher likelihood to be […]

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14th APHA Public Health Finance Roundtable Presentations

The 14th Annual American Public Health Associations (APHA) Public Health Finance Roundtable held in San Diego, CA included presenters from LSU Health Sciences Center. This year’s Roundtable presentations were given by School of Medicine students Adeem Nachabe (Year 2) and Daniel McBride (Year 3). They were joined by Douglas Leblanc, a Masters of Public Health […]

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The Influence of Children on Increased Domestic Conflict in Women in Southeastern Louisiana

New Orleans, LA – November 13, 2018 Elaine Brown, MPH Epidemiology student presented her research findings, “The Influence of Children on Increased Domestic Conflict in Women in Southeastern Louisiana, at the 34th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies meeting in Washington, DC, Nov. 8-10.  The Women and Their Children’s Health (WaTCH) […]

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Where U.S. adults reported receiving the annual influenza vaccine: A BRFSS analysis

New Orleans, LA – November 13, 2018 Patrick Maloney, PhD Epidemiology student presented his research findings, “Where U.S. adults reported receiving the annual influenza vaccine: A BRFSS analysis”, at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in San Diego November 10-14. Despite significant morbidity and mortality, the rates of annual influenza vaccination remain far below […]

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LSU: Hybrid Phase I-II/III Clinical Trial Design Allowing Dose Re-Optimization in Phase III

This paper according to Dr. Andrew G. Chapple,  of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, proposes a new design paradigm, motivated by the possibility that the optimal phase I‐II dose may not maximize mean survival time with A. Dr. Chapple and Dr. Thall propose a hybridized design, which they call phase […]

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Insulin Resistance in Persons Living with HIV (PLWH); Prevalence and Impact of Alcohol Use on Risk

New Orleans, LA – November 2, 2018 Dr. Tekeda Ferguson received an award from the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) which is from the Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to present her latest research on Insulin Resistance in Persons […]

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Regularized Multiple Mediation Analysis for Big Data Set With an Application to Explore Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival

New Orleans, LA – November 4, 2018 Dr. Qingzhao Yu presented her recent research on Regularized Multiple Mediation Analysis for Big Data Set With an Application to Explore Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Survival at the 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved held in […]