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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colon cancer occurrence and deaths high in Louisiana

Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) on the WWL Health Watch Colon cancer is out-ranked only by lung cancer and people in Louisiana are even more at risk. Author: Meg Farris Published: 5:02 PM CDT March 19, 2018 Updated: 5:28 PM CDT March 19, 2018 It’s the number two cancer killer in the U.S. […]

Health concerns from cleaning products

New Orleans, LA – February 19, 2018 Dr. James Diaz, Director of Environmental and Occupation Health & Professor, was featured on Healthy Living for FOX 8 News speaking on the dangers of cleaning agents especially in women. This report focused on the impact on the regular use of cleaning agents and the impact on the […]

LSUHSC SPH Study: Improving low-income residents’ utilization of farmers markets

Read the full news released featured in the AAAS and EurekAlert!, “Improving low-income residents’ utilization of farmers markets” February 20, 2018 New Orleans, LA – A pair of studies conducted at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health found reasons and possible solutions to improve low-income residents’ access to fresh, local produce at farmers […]