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Hospital staffing patterns and safety culture perceptions: The mediating role of perceived teamwork and perceived handoffs

Soumya Upadhyay Robert Weech-Maldonado Christy H. Lemak Amber L. Stephenson Dean G. Smith As hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve quality and safety, safety culture has become a focal issue for high-risk organizations, including hospitals. Prior research has examined how structural characteristics directly impact safety culture. However, and based on Donabedian’s structure–process–outcome quality model, […]

Study Shows Biomarker Accurately Diagnoses Deadly Infant Disease

Dr. Zhide Fang worked with a team of researchers from LSUHSC to determine a new noninvasive predictive #biomarker for necrotizing enterocolitis, a deadly intestinal disease found in newborns. @LSUPublicHealth A diagnostic study of 136 premature infants found that a protein involved in managing harmful bacteria in the human intestine is a reliable biomarker for the […]

Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Poster Presentations 2019

The 2019 National Hispanic Science Network Conference gave the opportunity to our LSUHSC SoPH Students and Faculty to present their Posters this past October 9 – 11, 2019.  Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, faculty member and Comprehensive Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Center Investigator, and epidemiology doctoral student, Erika Rosen, MPH presented work from multiple alcohol projects. Reduced Alcohol […]

Data From the New Orleans Alcohol Use in HIV Study: High-Risk Alcohol Using People Living With HIV and Systemic Oxidative Stress or Inflammation

Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, LSUHSC School of Public Health Assistant Professor, discusses  how HIV infection is now largely a chronic condition as a result of the success of antiretroviral therapy in her new research study “Reduced Serum Osteocalcin in High-Risk Alcohol Using People Living With HIV Does not Correlate With Systemic Oxidative Stress or Inflammation:  Data […]

Invitation: 2019 John Rock Visiting Scholar Formal Presentation to SPH & HSC – Thursday, October 17, 2019

Everyone is invited to attend this year’s School of Public Health John Rock Scholar presentation, “Environmental Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases and Interactions with Social Determinants of Health” by Dr. Francine Laden. This presentation is open to the School of Public Health & Health Sciences Center and is scheduled to be held Thursday, October 17th, […]

LSU Health Tumor Registry Launches New Interactive Resource

LSU Health New Orleans Louisiana Tumor Registry has launched a new, user-friendly, interactive, online tool to provide easier access to cancer information in Louisiana. To our knowledge, Louisiana Cancer Data Visualization provides the most complete information of any online state-specific, cancer resource tool in the United States. Louisiana Cancer Data Visualization is posted online here. […]

That’s a WRAP: September 2019 Ed.

That’s a WRAP: September 2019 Ed. Words from the offices of Research, Academics & Practice (.pdf)

LSU: HIV-associated Comorbidities as Mediators of Association Between People Living with HIV and Hospital-acquired Infections

Recent Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health graduate Dr. Dayana Rojas’ study “HIV-associated comorbidities as mediators of the association between people living with HIV and hospital-acquired infections“, was published by the American Journal of Infection Control. Dr. Rojas, along with a research team studied how hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) lead to poor health outcomes in […]

Prostate Awareness Month

September is National Prostate Health Month.  African American men are more likely to get Prostate Cancer than any other group. The statistics show that 1 in 6 African American men will get Prostate Cancer. When compared to White men African American men are twice as likely to die from this disease because their Prostate Cancer […]

LSU HSC Health Policy Fellows receive certificates from SPH & SOM

Six medical students selected to participate in the 2019 Health Policy Fellows Program recently received certificates from Dean Smith and Dean Nelson for successful completion of the program created and directed by Dr. Peggy Honore. The Fellows worked in Congress and other D.C.- based policy offices during the summer.  The program is supported through a […]