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LSU School of Public Health request public comments

The LSU School of Public Health is currently in the process of seeking re-accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  We invite public comments to the School of Public Health preliminary self-study submitted on June 21, 2018. Comments may be submitted by email or regular mail to Attn: SPH Accreditation, Office of […]

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New Guidelines Recommended Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening

New Orleans, LA  – New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation. The guideline update, published as an Early View paper in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians available online here, was co-authored by […]

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LSU Health New Orleans Cancer Control Manager Elected to Lead National Council

New Orleans, LA – Mikal Giancola, MPH, Manager of the Comprehensive Cancer Program of the Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has been elected Chair of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Cancer Council. He will serve a three-year term, which begins June 1, 2018. […]

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Louisiana Tumor Registry gets $1.8 million SEER Program contract, potential $17.7 million over 10 years

The Louisiana Tumor Registry at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has been awarded a one-year, $1.8 million contract by the National Cancer Institute, with a potential of $17.7 million total over 10 years, to continue its cancer registry work as part of the SEER Program. The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program award […]

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1st-of-its-kind Study Associates Obesity with Poorer Stroke Outcomes in Non-White Patients

New Orleans, LA – Research led by LSU Health New Orleans faculty has found that obesity contributed to poorer outcomes in non-white patients who had hemorrhagic strokes. It is one of the few studies examining outcomes of patients with obesity following intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and is the first such study conducted within the stroke belt […]

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LSU SPH and Healthcare Service Division Team to Receive the 2018 ACP Quality Connect: Champion Award

The American College of Physicians Center for Quality has announced that the LSU Health Science Center Team, composed of members from both the School of Public Health and Healthcare Services Division, will receive the 2018 ACP Quality Connect: Champion Award. This award was given at the 5th annual ACP Quality Connect Luncheon on Thursday, April […]

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JOIN THE MOVEMENT: National Public Health Week, April 2-8, 2018

Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. We’re celebrating the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. We invite you to participate […]

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Colon cancer occurrence and deaths high in Louisiana

Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) on the WWL Health Watch Colon cancer is out-ranked only by lung cancer and people in Louisiana are even more at risk. Author: Meg Farris Published: 5:02 PM CDT March 19, 2018 Updated: 5:28 PM CDT March 19, 2018 It’s the number two cancer killer in the U.S. […]

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United Nations International Day of Happiness

Every day it is part of our mission at LSUHSC School of Public Health – health and wellbeing. March 20, 2018 According to UN, people are now recognizing that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International […]

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Dr. Edward Peters appointed Vice-Chair of the LSU HSC IRB

Dr. Edward Peters has been appointed to serve as Vice-Chair of the LSU Health Sciences Center’s Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board (IRB). He has served as a member of the LSU HSC Human Research Protection Program and IRB since 2005. As Chancellor Larry H. Hollier noted, “human subject research is an important […]