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The department of surgery features 3 annual lectureships: Isidore Cohn, Jr – James D. Rives Annual Visiting Professorship in Surgery, Claude Craighead Visiting Professorship in Vascular Surgery and Irving & Mrs. Lillian Levin Annual Lectureship Series in Colon & Rectal Surgery.
PAST NEWS AND EVENTS
Steve Scahill Presented at NIH's The Adipose Tissue Niche: Role in Health and Diseases Conference
Steve Scahill, RA III at Dr. Frank Lau's Tissue engineering lab, presented his work at the NIH's workshop entitled The Adipose Tissue Niche, Roles in Health and Disease, on November 30, 2016, at the Lister Hill Auditorium, National Institutes of Health Campus, Bethesda, Maryland.
The meeting was sponsored by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases , National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The attendance was by invitation only and Steve was awarded a travel scholarship by the NIH to attend and present at the meeting.
Dr. Caspi, a LSU Pediatric CT Surgeon, Honored
LSUHSC and Children’s Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Joseph Caspi (pictured here) was one of four locals honored Friday, October 7, 2016, at the 3rd Annual Children's Hero Awards. The Children's Bureau of New Orleans honors individuals who have shown an exemplary commitment to improving the quality of life for children in Greater New Orleans. Dr. Caspi is Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Pediatric Surgery and Director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery - Children's Hospital. Click for complete article:
NET Patient Conference
LSU Health New Orleans faculty, among the most experienced physicians in the world treating neuroendocrine tumors, will share their expertise, advances and results at the 2016 National Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Patient Conference September 22 - 24, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans. - See more at: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/newsroom/NET%20Patient%20Conference%202016.html
Surgical Intern Boot Camp
This year's Surgical Intern Bootcamp, a two-day course for new interns within the General Surgery program, was held on July 14-15. The intensive course focuses on teaching key cognitive and technical skills to help interns ease into their new role. It includes didactic lectures as well as skills labs using animate, inanimate, and organic simulation models.
Congratulations Class of 2016!
Trauma and Critical Care Surgery Vascular Surgery
2016-2017 Susan G. Komen Grant Award, April, 2016
The Department of Surgery and the LSU Foundation for the LSU Health Sciences Center received $147,680 Susan G. Komen Funding for improving patient access and regional recognition at UMC-NO. Dr. Riker and Ms. South (pictured second and third from left) accepted the award at a ceremony at UMC-NO.
Isidore Cohn, Jr – James D. Rives Visiting Professorship
The annual Isidore Cohn, Jr – James D. Rives Visiting Professorship in Surgery was held March 11-12, 2016. Dr. Daniel Scott was honored at the 52nd Annual Visiting Professor.He presented two lectures, held learning sessions with residents and toured UMC and the learning center. Dr. Scott is a Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He is the Frank H. Kidd Jr., M.D., Distinguished Professor of Surgery. He also is the department’s Vice Chair of Education and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency.
Dr. Daniel Scott (6th from the left) pictured at the annual Cohn-Rives dinner
Congratulations to 2016 Winners of SOM Alumni Excellence Awards!
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Mooney and Leti Borrouso who were 2016 School of Medicine Alumni Excellence Awards recipients. They were nominated by their peers and the award signifies excellence in performance of job duties, integrity and work ethic, and recognition as being team players by others in the institution.
New Cardiovascular Horizons Fellows course at LSU
The half-day training sessions were held in the Advanced Practice Center at the LSU School of Medicine and led by Malachi Sheahan, M.D., Program Director, Vascular Surgery Fellowship, LSU Health Sciences Center on May 31, 2015.
Dr. Sheahan led the pedal/popliteal access demonstration, using cadavers and ultrasound. He implored the Fellows that accessing the popliteal "takes a lot of practice," and Fellows were invited to try to access the arteries on their own. The casual setting encouraged teamwork amongst their peers.