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LSUHSC Awarded Grant to Study Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Recurrence and Survival

New Orleans, LA – October 10, 2017 Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among American women of all races. Despite improvement of recurrence and survival rates of breast cancer in the U.S., a significant difference between white and black women remains. Previous studies have found that […]

LSU Examines Accidental Field Mushroom Ingestions by Children

Dr. James Diaz, professor and director of environmental and occupational health Sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, School of Public Health, authored “Colorful Mushroom Ingestion”.  The article was published online ahead of print in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Amanita muscaria, the fly agaric mushroom, typifies the iconic image of colorful mushrooms both in […]

LSU SPH Welcomes ACE to its 35th Annual Meeting in New Orleans

The American College of Epidemiology (ACE) is an organization of epidemiologists that serves the interests of the profession and its members through advocating for issues pertinent to epidemiology, a credential-based admission and promotion process, sponsorship of scientific meetings, publications and educational activities, and recognizing outstanding contributions to the field. As official host, the LSU Health […]

LSU Examines the Ham and Eggs Plant, Lantana Camara

Dr. James Diaz, professor and director of environmental and occupational health sciences at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, authored “The Ham and Eggs Plant, Lantana Camara”.  The article was published online ahead of print in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. About a third of our drugs are derived from plants. Plants are […]

NO/AIDS WALK

2017 09 01_NO AIDS Walk (.pdf) The annual NO/AIDS Walk started in 1989 at the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New Orleans. At that time, the walk raised funds to support care and services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. 28 years later, the walk continues to support the community, serve as a time to […]

Charlottesville: Race and Terror (Update)

In response to the Charlottesville event and its political aftermath, the School of Public Health’s Public Health Practice and Community Engagement Office took the lead for Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and hosted Charlottesville: Race and Terror.  The event consisted of viewing the Vice news documentary of the same title and a panel discussion comprising […]

LSUHealthNO Public Health & Baby Cakes Honor Cancer Survivors, Raise Cancer Awareness

LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff participated in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Shrine on Airline. The night celebrated cancer survivors, including one of LSU Health’s own, Carl Kluttz, who works at the School of Public Health and threw the […]

The Prevalence of Zoonotic Diseases in Raccoons from New Orleans, LA

Laura E. Garcia, 3rd year Veterinary Medicine Student from LSU Baton Rouge and summer research intern to Dr. Susanne Straif-Bourgeois, Epidemiology faculty in the LSUHSC School of Public Health, presented her findings at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS). The NVSS is a premier annual scientific colloquium which showcases research accomplishments by veterinary students completing […]

LSU Health New Orleans awarded $15 million in federal grants to support cancer education, detection programs

SOURCE: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/business/article_2ad22930-7c6c-11e7-b25a-6b47413bf8ad.html The LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has been awarded a $15 million federal grant to support its cancer education, early detection, comprehensive control and registry programs. The money, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will pay over five years, will go toward the school’s Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health program, which […]

LSUHealthNO Public Health Teams Up With Baby Cakes to Honor Cancer Survivors, Promote Prevention & Early Detection

New Orleans, LA – LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health faculty and staff will participate in the New Orleans Baby Cakes’ Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Shrine on Airline. The night celebrates cancer survivors, including one of LSU Health’s own, Carl Kluttz, who works at […]