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SPH alumnus Ruofei Du receives 2016 recognition award

School of Public Health alumnus Ruofei Du received staff recognition award for outstanding contributions to the mission of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ruofei has been filling the gap between the commonly used statistical practices and the novel statistical methods in the UNM CCC. He studies all possible methods for a given study and tries […]

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LSU Emeritus Professor Awarded International Association Honorary Membership

The International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) presented an Honorary Membership award to Dr. Vivien Chen for her dedication, contributions, and leadership in the field of international cancer surveillance.  Dr. Chen was the North American representative and served on IACR Executive Board for 6 years. She was a member of the site visit team that […]

Dr. Vivien Chen Receives Honorary Membership from International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR)

Dr. Vivien Chen, Faculty Emeritus of the School of Public Health Receives Honorary Membership from International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) October 25, 2016 – The North American Association Cancer Registries Executive Director, Betsy A. Kohler, has announced the distinguished representation at the 38th International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) Conference in Marrakech, Morocco last […]

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Sugary drinks and cancer: Is there a link?

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Local researchers delve into the association between cancer and sugary drinks. “I certainly think that research in that regard is not explored enough, or thought of about. I myself don’t drink too many sugary drinks,” said local student Jonathan Bray. “And it leads to obesity, right, so that could also be another […]

No homework? Local doctors talk about a national debate

NEW ORLEANS — There is a small, but growing number of schools, teachers and parents across the U.S. who are pushing back on all the homework being sent home with school children. WWL-TV asked some local experts for their opinions and found out they are glad the educators are catching up with what the scientific […]

Jacob Maronge, MS, former SPH BIOS student awarded NHLB Pre-Doctoral Award

Jacob Maronge, MS, former SPH BIOS student with his mentor at John Hopkins University during his summer internship. Jacob is now enrolled in PhD Biostatistics Program at University of Wisconsin. He was awarded a NHLB pre-doctoral award (interdisciplinary training program in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine- Program director: Paul Rathouz, Chair, Dept. of Biostatistics, University of […]

DWH Oil Spill health impacts presented at Michigan University by Dr. Peters ahead of Hollywood film release.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill health impact shared and featured by Michigan University’s School Public Health with Dr. Peters as Epidemiology invited speaker.  As theater-goers prepare for the end-of-month opening of the film “Deepwater Horizon,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson, the University of Michigan School of Public Health will host a researcher who […]

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“The risk for #WNV is much greater than for #zika in Louisiana,” Susanne Straif-Bourgeois, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at LSU SPH.

Following the devastating flooding in the central part of the state, which infectious disease should Louisianans fear more: Zika or West Nile virus? The answer, it seems, depends on whom you ask. On August 21, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci, MD, told ABC’s “This Week” program that the Aedes […]

Former SPH Dean and former American Cancer Society president Elizabeth T.H. Fontham, PhD, provides guidance on cancer prevention

Formed and founding Dean of LSUHSC School of Public Health was featured in WWL TV Channel 4 news talking about cancer from prevention to the latest treatments. Dr. Elizabeth Fontham who remains active at LSU Health School of Public Health and was also the former president of the National American Cancer Society and shared some […]