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LSU Health Shreveport Holds Third Annual Research Celebration  Honoring Excellence in Research

LSU Health Shreveport leadership, faculty, staff, students and community supporters gathered to honor researchers, scientists and community members at the third annual Research Celebration held on Thursday, April 29.

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Bossier Chamber of Commerce Gala

Bossier Press - Bossier Chamber of Commerce presented the Chairman’s Award for Regional Impact to LSU Health Shreveport for their tireless work during the pandemic at their 73rd Annual Gala.

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Los Angeles Times - Scientists have found that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is capable of infecting two types of brain cells — neurons and astrocytes. Scientists have been trying to understand why and how it causes these issues in the brain, said study leader Diana Cruz-Topete, a molecular endocrinologist at LSU Health Shreveport.

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Student SPOTLIGHT

Sarahbeth Howes is a third year medical student, a childhood cancer survivor, a fitness enthusiast, and a tissue donor to the St. Jude Biorepository. Because of her ongoing contribution to the research conducted by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP), scientists are creating breakthroughs in our understanding of the genetic factors that directly influence rare childhood cancers.

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LSU Health Shreveport Holds Third Annual Research Celebration  Honoring Excellence in Research

LSU Health Shreveport leadership, faculty, staff, students and community supporters gathered to honor researchers, scientists and community members at the third annual Research Celebration held on Thursday, April 29.

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Bossier Chamber of Commerce Gala

Bossier Press - Bossier Chamber of Commerce presented the Chairman’s Award for Regional Impact to LSU Health Shreveport for their tireless work during the pandemic at their 73rd Annual Gala.

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Letter: Dr. G.E. Ghali has fought for good of LSU Health Shreveport, don't lose him now

Opinion Letter: Jay Murrell
However, under the able leadership and steady hand of Chancellor G. E. Ghali, who is not only a world renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has performed innumerable lifesaving and life changing surgeries on patients across the globe, he is also an excellent administrator. 

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brain cell image

Los Angeles Times - Scientists have found that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is capable of infecting two types of brain cells — neurons and astrocytes. Scientists have been trying to understand why and how it causes these issues in the brain, said study leader Diana Cruz-Topete, a molecular endocrinologist at LSU Health Shreveport.

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Student SPOTLIGHT

Sarahbeth Howes is a third year medical student, a childhood cancer survivor, a fitness enthusiast, and a tissue donor to the St. Jude Biorepository. Because of her ongoing contribution to the research conducted by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP), scientists are creating breakthroughs in our understanding of the genetic factors that directly influence rare childhood cancers.

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New Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Changwon Park

Associate Professor, Dr. Changwon Park is a new addition to the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. The major effort of his lab is to decipher the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms as to the successful generation of the cardiovascular constituents, namely endothelial, endocardium, cardiomyocytes, and hematopoietic cells that share the multipotent cardiovascular progenitors, FLK1 (also known as VEGFR2) expressing cells.

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LSUHS Postdoctoral Fellow nominated for a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Ruhul Abid, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Global Health Initiative faculty member was nominated for a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Abid is one of 318 candidates in the world to receive a nomination for his nonprofit organization Health and Education for All (HAEFA).

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Community Testing and COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

LSU Health Shreveport continues COVID-19 testing, while simultaneously offering large scale vaccine clinics and leading Louisiana in sequencing the virus from positive test samples. Testing and vaccine sites are located throughout Northwest Louisiana—including Minden, Monroe, Ruston and rural outlying cities like Tallulah. A concerted effort has been made to deliver testing and vaccines regardless of the ability to register or travel far outside of one’s home as “access for all” has been a guiding principle for the delivery these services.

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