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Why Louisiana COVID vaccine efforts have slowed, even as the U.S. reaches a milestone

Published by NOLA.com | BY EMILY WOODRUFF AND JEFF ADELSON | Staff writers Published May 25, 2021 at 6:14 pm The U.S. hit a milestone in its vaccination push Tuesday with over 50% of adults now fully vaccinated, according to the White House. But as the overall count of vaccinated Americans ticks higher, Louisiana’s vaccination […]

Coordination of Public Health Response: The Role of Leadership in Response

Published by IntechOpen: April 21st 2021 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.96304 n. Russel L. Honoré With the increased risk of threats to the public’s health such as pandemics, natural and man-made disasters, and climate change, understanding the role of leadership to effective risk mitigation and response to these emergencies is critical. In this chapter titled “ Coordination of […]

LSU School of Public Health 2021 Pre-Commencement Ceremony

LSU School of Public health 2021 Pre-Commencement Ceremony The LSU School of Public Health and the Graduating Class of 2021 held its ceremony on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT. This event was held online virtually due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view the recording of the ceremony […]

Epidemiology Student Julius Tonzel Winner of NextGen Public Service Awards

Congratulations!! to Julius Tonzel, PhD student in Epidemiology at the LSU School of Public Health, as the 2021 winner of the Annual NextGen Public Service Awards in the Dedication During COVID-19 category for superior public service and achievement. The awards recognize deserving individuals selected from the public service community for their intelligence, exuberance and dedication to […]

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Antioxidants Associated with Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a major cause of cervical cancer. Studies showed the onset of HPV carcinogenesis may be induced by oxidative stress affecting the host immune system. The association between antioxidants and oncogenic HPV remains unclear.  In this study, Dr. Lin and the research team aim to identify antioxidants associated with vaginal HPV […]

DE&I Book Club Hosts: Book Author of “Carville’s Cure” Pam Fessler May 5th

You’re invited to join us for a chat with author, Pam Fessler! on May 5th at 12:00 PM  The LSU School of Public Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is delighted to announce that Pam Fessler, author of our May Book Club selection Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma and the Fight for Justice,  will be joining […]

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Age difference in the combined effect of soda drinks consumption and body adiposity on hyperuricaemia in US adults

The objective of this study was to evaluate age-related differences in the independent/combined association of added sugar intake from soda and body adiposity with hyperuricaemia in gender-stratified US adults. Consumption of added sugar from soda was calculated from 24-h dietary interviews and categorised into none, regular and excessive consumption. Hyperuricaemia was defined as serum uric […]

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Cost of biopsy and Complications in Patients with Lung Cancer

The purpose of this study is to describe the distribution of diagnostic procedures, rates of complications, and total cost of biopsies for patients with lung cancer. Patients and Methods: Observational study using data from IBM Marketscan® Databases for continuously insured adult patients with a primary lung cancer diagnosis and treatment between July 2013 and June 2017. Costs […]

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Assessing and managing SARS-CoV-2 occupational health risk to workers handling residuals and biosolids

Current wastewater worker guidance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations and states that no additional specific protections against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infections, are recommended for employees involved in wastewater management operations with residuals, sludge, and […]

New LSU Health Foundation Scholarships Website

LSU Health is excited to share the launch of the LSU Health Foundation’s new scholarship application website! The foundation fundraises from our generous donors to provide numerous scholarships each academic year for our students. Foundation scholarships are in addition to scholarships offered by the various schools of LSU Health, have specified criteria, and will be […]