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What can we do for ourselves and our community?

3/23/2020 by Dr. Donna Williams Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement at LSU Health School of Public Health. My octogenarian parents are experiencing cabin fever.  Even into their 80’s they have remained active. Since their ages bring increased risk, they are being super cautious.  However there is a calm about them.  They were children […]

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Updated Guidance Regarding LSUHSC-NO and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 (6pm) As the cases of presumptive COVID-19 continue to increase across the region, LSU Health New Orleans is taking additional steps to reduce transmission of this viral pandemic.  Effective immediately, we are transitioning to a modified work and learning environment to protect the health of our community while continuing to fulfill our […]

SPH on WWL First News with Tommy Tucker

Our very own Dr. Susanne Straif-Bourgeouis will be giving her expert take on what New Orleans needs to do in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Make sure to check out her LIVE interview on WWL (AM 870 and FM 105.3) Wednesday morning during First News with Tommy Tucker.

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LSU: Louisiana Tumor Registry and NCI Data Show Advanced Colorectal Cancers at Recommended Screening Age

A study analyzing Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) and other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated tumor registry data found that by the time recommended screening for colorectal begins; cancers have already spread in a high percentage of people. Results report that the rate of colorectal cancer incidence increased by 46.1 percent […]

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Associations of Liver Disease with Alcohol Use among People Living with HIV and the Role of Hepatitis C: The New Orleans Alcohol Use in HIV Study

The primary objective of this study was to assess whether lifetime drinking history and current hazardous or harmful drinking were associated with liver disease as measured by non-invasive markers. Results indicate a greater association of current alcohol use with liver disease than lifetime alcohol use, which varied by HCV status. While HIV/HCV+ co-infected participants seem […]

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SPH Goes Red for Cardiovascular Disease

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women […]

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Ethical Community Engagement: Lessons Learned

The American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Ethics devotes a full section to the “The Healthcare Executive’s Responsibilities to Community and Society.”  The first of these duties, outlined in Section V of the code, is mandate to “work to identify and meet the healthcare needs of the community.” Dr. Richard A. Culbertson from LSUHSC […]

AJPH: Ending the HIV epidemic, population health and telemedicine services

The mission of AJPH is to advance public health research, policy, practice and education. This month’s issue has a collection of articles on ending the HIV epidemic, population health and telemedicine services .APHA members get full access to AJPH, the official journal of the American Public Health Association. Here are a few of the many […]

Financial Distress and Bankruptcy Prediction in Acute Care Hospitals

Dr. Dean Smith, LSUHSC School of Public Health, Professor in Health Policy & Systems Management and SPH Dean, has jointly published a new research study with the purpose of examining and comparing the accuracy of three financial distress prediction models and their ability to predict bankruptcy for US acute care hospitals. The article titled, “Financial […]

Hospital staffing patterns and safety culture perceptions: The mediating role of perceived teamwork and perceived handoffs

Soumya Upadhyay Robert Weech-Maldonado Christy H. Lemak Amber L. Stephenson Dean G. Smith As hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve quality and safety, safety culture has become a focal issue for high-risk organizations, including hospitals. Prior research has examined how structural characteristics directly impact safety culture. However, and based on Donabedian’s structure–process–outcome quality model, […]