Gov. John Bel Edwards was joined by Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health (pictured right); Kristy Duffey, UnitedHealth Group chief clinical officer and board member of United Health Foundation (left); and many leaders in healthcare, business, government, and other sectors to announce a statewide collaborative effort to address cancer in Louisiana.
Following a brief illness, Perry Gardner Rigby, MD, who led LSU Medical Centers New Orleans and Shreveport campuses as chancellor from 1985-94, passed away at his home on May 10 at the age of 85.
During his tenure as chancellor, the Shreveport campus was under the administration of LSU Medical Center, now LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans.
Students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ six professional health schools will graduate during its 144th Commencement on May 17 at 10 a.m. at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena.
Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) will hold a ribbon cutting of its first-of-its-kind cardiology Virtual Care Center on May 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
CIS Virtual Care Center will serve as the hub for unique programs at CIS such as:
-Telecardiology: CIS telecardiologists provide consultations in the emergency room and on the department floor, improving access to care for our patients.
Jennifer J. Lentz, PhD, associate professor at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has received a $25,000 donation from the Ush One See Foundation to support her research to develop a new therapy for the treatment of vision loss associated with Usher syndrome.