LSUHSC Students Win Prestigious APHA Grant for Climate Change and Health Equity Event

We are thrilled to announce a significant achievement for our LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) community. Two of our dedicated students, Jessica Stein in the School of Public Health and Sarah Melton in the Graduate School, have secured a highly competitive grant from the American Public Health Association (APHA). Their remarkable accomplishment will pave the […]

West St. John the Baptist Parish Recognized as Endangered Place

A ceremony was held Saturday May 13, 2023 in West St. John the Baptist Parish to recognize the National Trust of Historic Preservation’s designation of the area as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places. LSUHSC Associate Professor Dr. Adrienne Katner was in attendance. Her studies show that even though most of the industry is […]

The Effect of Adulticide Application on Mosquito Counts in Orleans Parish, 2021

The Effect of Adulticide Application on Mosquito Counts in Orleans Parish, 2021 Carli Harvey, Alex Pavlakis, Dr. Jen Breaux, Dr. Susanne Straif-Bourgeois BACKGROUND West Nile Virus (WNV) is the most common arboviral disease in Louisiana. Mosquitoes are infected from feeding on a WNV+ bird, then transmit WNV to humans. In 2021, LA reported 22 cases […]

CDC MMW Report: COVID-19 Outbreaks at Youth Summer Camps,Louisiana by J.Tonzel

Published by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Early Release / Vol. 70; October 1, 2021 According to sequencing data reported by CDC, the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been the predominant lin- eage circulating in Louisiana since the week of […]

Epidemiology Student Julius Tonzel Winner of NextGen Public Service Awards

Congratulations!! to Julius Tonzel, PhD student in Epidemiology at the LSU School of Public Health, as the 2021 winner of the Annual NextGen Public Service Awards in the Dedication During COVID-19 category for superior public service and achievement. The awards recognize deserving individuals selected from the public service community for their intelligence, exuberance and dedication to […]