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School is starting across the Shreveport-Bossier area and we know that alongside excitement, this time of year can bring feelings of worry, anxiety and stress. Laura Alderman, Director of the Institute for Childhood Resilience at LSU Health Shreveport recently shared some helpful tips and insights for navigating heavy conversations with anxious children.
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Congratulations to our LSU Health Shreveport School of Graduate Studies students who will be graduating this weekend! Graduates were honored at a dinner Friday evening attended by their friends, family members and mentors. They also received their doctoral graduation hoods. The rich royal blue velvet lining on the hood signifies that they have obtained their PhD degree. Students will be officially hooded by their mentors during the commencement ceremony on Saturday.

Although they could not be in attendance due to commitments for their post-graduate plans, this year’s Senior Award winners were also recognized:

Chancellor’s Award recipient: Gaganpreet Kaur
Dean’s Award: Alexandre do Couto e Silva
The LSU Health Shreveport School of Graduate Studies Graduate Student Council hosted another successful Graduate Research Day on Friday, May 6. This annual event highlights the research of students and fellows in the School of Graduate Studies, and allows them the opportunity to network with their peers and faculty members. This year's keynote speaker was Dr. Ruhal Abid, Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School. Dr. Abid was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Ricky De Benedetti’s lab at LSUHS in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from 1997-2000. He has combined careers in research on cardiovascular diseases and in global health, and his work with his nonprofit organization, Health and Education for All, resulted in a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2020. It was an honor to welcome Dr. Abid back to campus to share his wisdom and guidance with our students!

Congratulations to the 2022 Graduate Research Day Award winners:

• Abstract Book Cover Page Contest: Ashton Jorgensen
• Postdoctoral Fellow Poster Presentation, 1st Place: Yingli Shi
• Senior Poster Presentation, 1st Place: Mychal Grames
• Senior Poster Presentation: 2nd Place: Brenna Pearson
• Junior Poster Presentation, 1st Place: Megan Butler
• Junior Poster Presentation, 2nd Place: Clifton Haacker
• Student Oral Presentation, 1st Place: Christina Acosta
Congratulations to the LSUHS Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences on the ex*****on of the inaugural Bringing Stem to Life Event. Hosted by CCDS in partnership with the American Heart Association - Louisiana, a group of almost 50 students from Huntington High School were exposed to a variety of potential career paths offered by all three schools at LSU Health Shreveport. The full day of activities began with a welcome and moved straight into interactive breakout sessions where students got an up-close look at the technology and equipment used by healthcare professionals. Students enjoyed a lunch catered by Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe during the robust mentor panel. There were lots of great questions asked and answered by the panel comprised of student representatives from School of Allied Health Professions, School of Graduate Studies, School of Medicine, the President of Resident Council, and the Director of Institutional Wellness. Mentorship panels were also followed by a panel comprised of LSUHS administrators that gave the students insight on everything from financial aid and summer opportunities, to the admission process for each school. Thank you to Huntington High School for being part of this inaugural program!
LSU Health Shreveport was excited to welcome 15 new students into the School of Graduate Studies. Incoming students went through two days of orientation in which they heard from LSUHS leadership, were introduced to their peers, and toured the CORE Lab. Their journey begins in the Summer of 2021, but over the next few years of classes and with the guidance of their instructors, these students will become the next generation of biomedical scientists.

For a complete listing of the graduate programs offered by LSU Health Shreveport School of Graduate Studies visit our website at www.lsuhs.edu/our-schools/school-of-graduate-studies.
Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology 👩‍🔬🧬 This afternoon LSU Health Shreveport- School of Graduate Studies students Kellie Brown and Samantha Murphy hosted an interactive presentation for children and teens about influential women scientists and the variety of careers in science at Shreve Memorial Library.

Thank you, Kellie and Sam, for being wonderful representatives for LSUHS and supporting future generations of women in science!
Tomorrow is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 👩‍🔬🧬 Children and teens are invited to join LSU Health Shreveport- School of Graduate Studies students Kellie Brown and Samantha Murphy for an interactive presentation about influential women scientists and careers in science at 4 p.m. at the
Shreve Memorial Library. More details:
On November 21, LSU Health Shreveport hosted students from Green Oaks High School and the Caddo Career & Technology Center as part of the community-wide Junior Achievement of North Louisiana's JA Inspire Day. The 10th grade students from Green Oaks High School toured the Clinical Skills Center and had a Q&A session with LSU Health Shreveport-Office of Diversity Affairs Toni Thibeaux, LSU Health Shreveport- School of Graduate Studies PhD student Kellie Johnson, and first-year School of Medicine student Stewart Lockett. Seniors from the Caddo Career & Technology Center participated in an allied health career fair to learn about the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions academic programs leading to high-demand jobs in the healthcare workforce. Multiple faculty and staff members also attended the JA Inspire: Student & Mentor Lunch to talk more with students about career preparations and focused on topics like business manners and ethics. Learn more about Junior Achievement of North Louisiana at www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-nla.
It was our pleasure to host a 10th-grade class from Green Oaks High School this week for Junior Achievement of North Louisiana's Inspire Day. The students heard from the LSU Health Shreveport-Office of Diversity Affairs Director Toni Thibeaux, LSU Health Shreveport- School of Graduate Studies PhD student Kellie Johnson, and first-year School of Medicine student Stewart Lockett before touring the Clinical Skills Center.

School of Graduate Studies at LSU Health Shreveport The official page for LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, School of Graduate Studies information.

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10/12/2022

OCTOBER GRADUATE STUDENT OF THE MONTH SPOTLIGHT: Maggie Mott



10/12/2022

Did you know that Allied Health Professions (such as physical therapists, medical laboratory scientists, public health professionals, and many more) make up roughly 60% of healthcare professions?
The School of Allied Health Professions is comprised of eight academic programs (three additional nursing programs arriving in 2023), three post-professional residency programs for physical therapists who hold a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and three specialized clinics.
School of Allied Health Professions Graduates, it’s time to hear from you! Let us know what you studied and where you are today in a comment or post!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post 10/12/2022

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post

10/11/2022

QnA WITH MAGGIE MOTT THE OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Here is what Maggie Mott had to say..



10/11/2022

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

Though there are still apparent challenges which include but are not limited to the following:

-Low representation of girls in STEM

-Child Marriages and Period Poverty

-Education, training and empowerment inequality

Yet, according to the United Nations, "Today, more than 1.1 billion girls are poised to take on the future. Every day, girls are breaking boundaries and barriers, tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, violence, climate justice, and inequitable access to healthcare. Girls are proving they are unstoppable". (Source: United Nations, https://www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day)

10/10/2022

Theme: Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority.

Remember, be kind to yourself. More importantly, remember not to practice toxic positivity when dealing with someone struggling with mental health. They can't get over it, and though effective, it's not so easy to count your blessings when you are at your lowest. Instead, validate their emotions and find ways to make them feel better.

10/07/2022

QnA WITH MAGGIE MOTT THE OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Here is what Maggie Mott had to say..



10/07/2022

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at LSU Health Shreveport is hosting a faculty-led open house event for prospective students on Friday, October 14 at 2pm. Faculty will review admission requirements, curricular expectations, and answer any questions participants may have. Attendees will also tour the Mollie E. Webb Speech & Hearing Center. RSVP by clicking "information sessions" at www.lsuhs.edu/slp.

🕵️Did you know? Residents of AR and TX are eligible for in-state tuition rates for our SLP Program!

10/07/2022

Happy National Medical Librarians Month to our LSU Health Shreveport Librarians! Our nine librarians manage the LSUHS Library collection which includes 150+ databases, over 8,000 electronic journals, and over 1,700 electronic books. They support our institution's mission to teach, heal and discover and make an invaluable impact on our campus. Thank you for all you do!

To read more about our library services, you can check out their new website: https://libraryshv.lsuhs.edu/

10/03/2022

The October Graduate Student of the Month is Maggie Mott. Maggie is a doctoral candidate in Dr. Nicholas Goeders's lab in the department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience. Maggie was the first Graduate Student Council President, and she started the Graduate Student of the Month program. Maggie’s dissertation project is titled “Sexual physiology of methamphetamine in females”. With the use of female rat models, her work investigates the sexual effects of methamphetamine in females. When she is not in the lab, Maggie enjoys reading and spending time doing outdoor activities, like playing with her dog Boudin, fishing, and playing sports. Congratulations, Maggie!!



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09/26/2022

QnA WITH LUISA DELGADILLO THE SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH



Timeline photos 09/24/2022

Timeline photos

Congratulations to Brenna Pearson-Gallion and Dr. Hemangini Dhaibar. They are the recipients of the 2022 Teaching Awards. They taught in the Physiology for Allied Health Professionals course during the summer. This award is presented annually to the overall best student and post-doc instructor.

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post 09/22/2022

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post

09/21/2022

Great things happening at LSU Health Shreveport... Congratulations Dr. Norman Harris

Congratulations to Dr. Norman Harris, Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Dr. Harris recently received a Notice of Award for an RO1 grant. The award is for "Retinal Vasculature in Hypertension", and is for $1,460,000 over four years. The grant begins on Sept. 30, 2022.

09/19/2022

QnA WITH LUISA DELGADILLO THE SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH



09/15/2022

LSU Health Shreveport has a deep and rich history in our community- tell us, how have you been a part of LSUHS over the years?

Our roots date back to 1876, when Charity Hospital was established in Shreveport. It was renamed Confederate Memorial Medical Center and moved to the hospital’s current location at Kings Highway and Linwood Avenue in 1953. This hospital became the foundation for what was to become a full academic medical center. Confederate Memorial became part of the LSU System in 1976 making our School of Medicine the first state school to operate its own teaching hospital in Louisiana.
After much perseverance by north Louisiana lawmakers, physicians and community supporters, the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine was officially authorized by the Louisiana Legislature in 1965. The first class of 32 students began in 1969 at the nearby Veterans Administration Medical Center. It wasn’t until 1975 that the medical building we use today was completed.
The School of Graduate Studies was established as part of the LSU Medical Center in 1965 with degrees offered in 5 Basic Science Departments. And in 1977 the School of Allied Health Professions was established with 3 degree programs.

09/15/2022

Biomedical Research and Industry Day (BRAID) will be held on October 20! This annual conference is designed for students, trainees, scientists and clinicians conducting biomedical research who are interested in the interface between the laboratory and industry. We have an exciting and expert lineup of guest speakers ready to share their research with attendees.

Thank you to the following partners for hosting this event together each year:
LSU Health Shreveport Center for Brain Health, LSUHS Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences, and Louisiana Addiction Research Center at LSU Health Shreveport as well as LSU Shreveport, University of Louisiana Monroe, and the Innovation Enterprise at Louisiana Tech University.

You can register to attend BRAID or submit your abstract here: www.lsuhs.edu/centers/cardiovascular-diseases-and-sciences/events/braid - all students who submit an abstract will be entered to win two Film Prize passes!

09/15/2022

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Yurochko for being awarded two new grants!

On the first grant, Dr. Yurochko is a Co-PI who will be collaborating with colleagues at Oregon Health and Science University and The University of Arizona. This grant will look at human cytomegalovirus's (HCMV) dysregulation of host hematopoietic progenitor cell signaling pathways to modulate latency, reactivation, and hematopoiesis during transplantation.

On the second grant, Dr. Yurochko is a Co-PI who will be collaborating with colleagues at The University of Massachusetts. This grant will look at the role of OR14I1, a new receptor in HCMV pathogenesis.

Way to go, Dr. Yurochko!

09/07/2022

Today at 4pm in Room 4-326, junior student Oluwamuyiwa Amusan in Dr. Bodily's lab will present his second library seminar titled "Understanding the Inflammasome and Pyroptosis Activation Mechanisms in Streptococcus pyogenes".
Good luck today, Oluwamuyiwa!

NOTE: Library seminars are part of the Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology curriculum. This type of seminar gives students the opportunity to discuss an area of research that is not directly related to their dissertation research.

09/07/2022

The September Graduate Student of the Month is Luisa Delgadillo. Luisa is a doctoral candidate in Dr. Christopher Pattillo's lab in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology. Luisa is a Malcolm Feist Predoctoral Fellow, and her dissertation project is titled “GCLM-dependent GSH synthesis is critical for efferocytosis by macrophages during atherosclerosis plaque formation”. When Luisa is not in the lab, she loves to cook, play tennis, kayak, and have fun outdoors. Congratulations, Luisa!

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Eight weeks of research by the summer undergraduate students in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology culminated with presentations. Pablo Maseda Fernandez, Jose Pedreira Lopez and Mireya Represa Perez gave good accounts of themselves as they presented their research findings. We wish them the best of luck in their journey to greatness.

The Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program was funded and supported by Fundación Barrié Fundación Barrié and LSU Health Shreveport.

08/25/2022

The Graduate Student Council is holding a fundraiser at the Fall Welcome Mixer this Friday, August 26th at 5pm at the Student Union! T-shirts, koozies, and iron-on patches will be available for purchase.

08/25/2022

Fall Welcome is an event hosted by the Graduate Student Council and the School of Graduate Studies each Fall semester. This year, we have invited Dr. Ashley Brummett. She is a Forensic Scientist/DNA Analysist at the North Louisiana Crime Lab. She is a graduate from Dr. Matthew Woolard's lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Timeline photos 08/24/2022

Timeline photos

Congratulations to Brenna Pearson-Gallion, Naznin Sultana Remex and Luisa Delgadillo! Brenna was recently awarded a F31 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Naznin and Luisa were awarded Malcolm Feist Fellowships. All three are Ph.D candidates in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology.

Brenna Pearson-Gallion: Mentor- Dr. Wayne Orr
Naznin Sultana Remex: Mentor - Dr. Shenu Bhuiyan
Luisa Delgadillo: Mentor- Dr. Chris Pattillo

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport - Department of Microbiology and Immunology's post 08/24/2022

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport - Department of Microbiology and Immunology's post

08/24/2022

The Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences will be having their 2nd Heart Health Day, a FREE Community Health Fair, on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - St. Mary Medical Center (915 Margaret Place).

Heart Health Day aims to serve our community by encouraging local individuals to improve their overall cardiovascular health by providing them the tools necessary to adopt healthier lifestyle habits. This event provides community members the opportunity to engage with healthcare professionals in a fun, family-friendly environment while participating in various educational activities about heart health.

We hope you can join us for a day of HEART HEALTHY FUN!!

08/23/2022

Join us in welcoming our new class of medical laboratory science students! 👩‍🔬🔬🦠

Our NAACLS-accredited Medical Laboratory Science Program accepts students three times a year at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Apply today at www.lsuhs.edu/mls. Residents of AR and TX are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

08/19/2022

Q&A with Anthony Domma, the August student of the month

08/18/2022

Q&A with Anthony Domma, the August student of the month

08/18/2022

LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Dr. Jamie Toms performed the first implantation of a responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. In July, the NeuroPace RNS device was implanted on a 23-year-old woman who had suffered from daily epileptic seizures for the last five years. Since the implantation, the young woman has not suffered a single seizure.
This collaboration between Dr. Jamie Toms and his team will allow patients to remain in or travel to Shreveport instead of cities such as New Orleans or Dallas to have this type of procedure. Thank you, Dr. Toms for your expertise and commitment to providing the best care for your patients!
To learn more visit our website: https://www.lsuhs.edu/about/newsroom/news/news-story/~board/community/post/shreveport-hospital-is-the-first-in-north-louisiana-to-offer-new-way-to-reduce-seizures

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08/12/2022

Congratulations to Nick First, the 2022 Fall Welcome Day Flyer Image Contest winner. His immunofluorescence image of a mouse lung won with the most votes. Congrats, Nick!

Image description: Immunofluorescence microscopy photo captured on the Keyence BZX-800 microscope. Section of a mouse lung. The Red stain is B cells, and the Green stain is T cells.

08/08/2022

Wishing you all a successful week!!!

08/07/2022

AUGUST GRADUATE STUDENT OF THE MONTH SPOTLIGHT: ANTHONY DOMMA

08/05/2022

LSU Health Shreveport welcomes the eleven new students selected to participate in the Bobbie Hicks Science and Medicine Academic Research Training (SMART) program launched by the BRF in 1997. LSUHS faculty in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, LSUHS Center for Brain Health, LSU Health Shreveport - Department of Microbiology and Immunology, LSU Health Shreveport Orthopaedic Surgery, and Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy look forward to serving as mentors to these outstanding high school seniors from Caddo, Bossier and DeSoto parishes.

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08/02/2022

The August Graduate Student of the Month is Anthony Domma. He is a doctoral candidate in Dr. Jeremy Kamil’s lab in the LSU Health Shreveport - Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Originally from Baton Rouge, Anthony is known amongst his peers as a devoted fan of the LSU football team. Besides his undying love for the Tigers, Anthony excels at cloning, bacterial artificial chromosomes (BAC) recombineering, and teaching. His dissertation project is titled “Human cytomegalovirus protein UL38 shuts off PI3K/AKT pathway via mTORC1-mediated insulin receptor substrate 1 degradation”. Congratulations, Anthony!

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Navigating the graduate school odyssey can be very challenging. This is why the Graduate Student Council at LSUHS developed a mentorship program for new graduate students. Senior Graduate students take new intakes under their wing and “buddy up” with them to ensure their success in the program and help them settle in and enjoy their stay. Kudos to Tyler Reekes, who spearheaded this project.

07/30/2022

Undergraduate Biomedical Research Fellowship

Good scientists do not only practise great science but should also replicate themselves. The Faculty, Postdocs and Research assistants at the LSU Health Shreveport - Department of Microbiology and Immunology have done a great job at nurturing future scientists. The success of this program was marked by a poster session showcasing individual projects that the students had undertaken.

07/25/2022

Neu-WHAT?!!! Ashton Jorgensen from the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience just published this interesting research article on the role of NEUROGRANIN in cardiac hypertrophy! Ashton is a Malcolm Feist Predoctoral Fellow, and we celebrate this new milestone! Congrats Ashton!

Want to read her engaging and insightful paper? CLICK THE LINK BELOW!

Title: Neurogranin regulates calcium-dependent cardiac hypertrophy”
Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yexmp.2022.104815

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