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Health Policy Honors Program contributions to Promoting Evidence-Based Care to Louisiana Medicaid Members

Dr. Peggy Honore, Director of the Health Policy Honors Program, is one of 4 recipients of a Louisiana Medicaid Public University Partnership Program grant award.  The 2-year award titled, Health Policy Honors Program contributions to Promoting Evidence-Based Care to Louisiana Medicaid Members, involves 3 policy honors program medical students who will examine the economic impacts […]

LSUHSC Pre-Commencement & Commencement

If you missed pre-commencement, you can view the online broadcast event here: Passcode: xZCF*84j Pre-Commencement: May 18, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m. Location: To join the online event: Zoom: Meeting ID: 958 0457 1740 Passcode: 05182022 In-Person: Reception with Live Stream of Ceremony in Seminar Room 1, SON/SAHP, 1900 Gravier Street, 1st Floor 2021-2022 […]

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Health Policy Honors Graduates

The Health Policy Honors Program is a collaboration between the School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Following successful completion of coursework and research over the past three years, five medical students will graduate as an MD with Honors in Health Policy this week. A listing of the students and their policy research topics […]

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Michael Celestin, Ph.D. Receives LA CaTS Career Development Award to Address Tobacco Use Treatment in Rural Populations

New Orleans, LA – Dr. Michael D. Celestin, Jr. recently received a 2022 Roadmap Scholars Award from the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS) to improve tobacco use treatment in rural health centers.  Each year, La CaTS bestows four Roadmap Scholar awards to early-stage investigators from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Tulane University, and […]

DEI Book Club to host Author Chat with renowned epidemiologist, Dr. Sandro Galea, on May 9

In May, the LSU School of Public Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club will be joined by Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health, to discuss his book Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public’s Health, co-authored by Michael Stein.  This collection of essays dives deep into understanding the factors that impact health […]

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2022–2027 State Cancer Plan

2022 – 2027 State Cancer Plan Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs Louisianans continue to get sick from and die from cancer more than most states. While we have improved relative to other states, there is much work to do–LA has the 6th worst rate of new cancers (NCI/CDC State Cancer Profiles, 2014-2018) and the […]

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Michael D. Celestin, Jr., Ph.D. selected as RISE Scholar

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) selected Dr. Michael D. Celestin, Jr., for its 2022 Summer Institute on Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE). The UCSF RISE institute is part of the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) initiative, a national research and training initiative funded by the National […]

Health and Wellness in New Orleans 15 Years after Hurricane Katrina: Implications for Primary Care

Hurricane Katrina caused devastation among the Gulf Coast of the U.S. and New Orleans. This study evaluated the impact on health and wellness 15 years post-Katrina. The study compared New Orleans with Louisiana and the United States. Changes in health and wellness overall the 15-year period were studied. Data was abstracted from multiple sources; local, […]

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LSU: LA Medicaid Access for Treatment and Care for HCV (MATCH) Project

The cost of treatment for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) makes it unaffordable for most persons- up to $85,000 for an eight-week regimen. For the Medicaid covered population, and those in the prison system, paying for such treatments is prohibitive. The Governor of Louisiana and the Secretary of the LA Department of Health launched an innovative […]

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LSU School of Public Health and Partners Monitor the I-10 Environment with Phillis Wheatley Students

This summer, Dr. Adrienne Katner, Assistant Professor at LSU School of Public Health (SPH) and researcher Aubrey Gilliland, MPH, took fourth grade students from Phillis Wheatley Community School to collect water samples from faucets along the Lafitte Greenway, and to monitor traffic-associated air and soil pollutants along New Orleans’ Claiborne Avenue corridor. Students also participated […]