School of Medicine

Department of Physiology


Department of Physiology Outreach Activities

PAL Resoure Fair

The Peer Advocate Liaison Program (PAL) helps students access resources when they are experiencing personal or academic difficulties. PALs are classmates who have been educated about available on- and off-campus resources, and they can assist their peers in contacting these resources. If you are having academic problems or problems with depression, alcohol, drugs, or relationships and want to learn more about available resources, contact your student PAL representative.

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Science Youth Initiative

The Science Youth Initiative is an experience to enhance science education and improve standardized test scores, as well as to expose young students to positive and diverse science professionals and trainees as role models and STEM career possibilities.

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Volunteering in Community

Physiology Graduate Students, Postdocs and Faculty volunteer throughout the year with many community organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity and Adopt a Family. 

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Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence (ADACE) Outreach Activities

ADACE Outreach A major focus of ADACE activities is community outreach. This is achieved through the organization of scientific events geared toward lay audiences, networking with local community and education leaders, and cooperating with other campus entities to host and visit youth populations with interest in STEM careers.


Comprehensive Alcohol-HIV/Aids Research Center (CARC) Outreach Activities

Medical Spanish Outreach In coordination with the Medical Spanish Class at LSUHSC we worked to produce an educational resource that disseminates information about safe alcohol use and sex practices to both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking patients with HIV/AIDS. Using various mediums, (pamphlet/brochure, video, slides to be shown in the waiting room) the class designed ways to relay content to patients.


Postbaccalaurete Research Education Program in Biomedical Sciences (PREP) Outreach Activities

PREP Scholar Outreach As part of the training for PREP Scholars, they participate in several community outreach events throughout their year with LSUHSC. They participate in an annual food drive, visiting festivals and schools to teach young students STEM opportunities, and many more.

Scientific Societies

Department of Physiology Scientific Society Memberships

American Physiological Society (APS)


The American Physiological Society is a global leader in expanding knowledge related to biological function. As a member, you will join leading researchers and educators in physiology and related disciplines as well as physiology students and trainees, from over 90 countries around the globe. Regardless of where you are in your career or your professional needs, APS provides inspiring collaboration, a spotlight on scientific discoveries and valuable membership benefits.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)


AWIS is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change.

National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN)


The NHSN mission reflects a broad scientific focus beyond drug abuse in order to support research to address health disparities, with an emphasis on improving the health equity of Hispanics. In an era of transdisciplinary and transformational research, this creates a broader scientific scope for our membership.

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)


The Research Society on Alcoholism¬© serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society promotes research and the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of University Professors
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
American Heart  Association 
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 
American Society of Nutrition 
American Thoracic Society 
Cachexia Society 
Council of Science Editors
Institute for Food Technology
International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism 
International Association of Medical Science Educators
International Drug Abuse Research Society 
Oncology Dietetics Practice Group 
Online Learning Consortium 
Research Dietetics Practice Group 
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society  
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 
Society for Neuroscience
Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group 
Team Based Learning Consortium