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Relationship of Social Vulnerability, Health Outcomes, and Funding

Dr. Peggy Honore, Professor, LSUHSC, along with co-authors Drs Fos and Kellum at Dillard University, conducted research to identify the relationship of the CDC & ATSDR’s Social Vulnerability Index with COVID-19, chronic diseases, and life expectancy. Social Vulnerability Index values were obtained for counties in Georgia, Louisiana (parishes), Michigan, and Mississippi. Current data on COVID-19, […]

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Distance to radiation therapy facility influences surgery type among older women with early-stage breast cancer

Pratibha Shrestha,Quyen D. Chu,Mei-Chin Hsieh,Yong Yi,Edward S. Peters,Edward Trapido,Qingzhao Yu,Tekeda Ferguson,Xiao-Cheng Wu Breast-conserving surgery plus radiation (BCT) yields equivalent or better survival than mastectomy for early-stage breast cancer (ESBC) women. However, nationwide mastectomy trends increased in recent decades, attracting studies on underlying causes. Prior research identified that long distance to the radiation treatment facility (RTF) […]

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LSU Health Foundation and LSU School of Public Health receive EPA grant for community air monitoring

LSU Health Foundation and LSU School of Public Health were one of five Louisiana recipients of community air pollution monitoring grants announced by EPA on Thursday. Funded through the Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan, LSU will use the nearly half a million dollar grant to monitor particulate matter pollution around the Claiborne Expressway. […]

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CRISP Report Results in EPA Action

According to the EPA, “The CRISP 2022 Report concluded there was a “likelihood of chronic exposure to low doses of chloroprene at levels [from the Denka facility] which may have potential health impacts on vulnerable populations.”  The Report also stated that “Fifth Ward Elementary School students may potentially face unacceptably high cancer risks based only […]

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Grateful Patient Philanthropy: A Challenge to Organizational Ethics

September 2022 Author – Dr. Richard Culbertson An examination of organization development in health care reveals a pattern of increasing reliance of academic medical centers toward new sources of revenue in support of operations. This trend is partly in response to the reduction of traditional funding sources such as public appropriations and tuition. Clinical income […]

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Implementation of multi-level interventions to mitigate risk of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant at a public University in Southern United States

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2022 During the COVID19 pandemic, navigating the implementation of public health measures in a politically charged environment for a large state entity was challenging.  However, LSU leadership developed and deployed an effective, multi-layered mitigation plan and successfully opened in-person learning while managing cases of SARS-CoV-2 during the fourth […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]