LSU Health Shreveport http://redriverradio.org en Shreveport neonatologist to be awarded 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-neonatologist-be-awarded-2014-ellis-island-medal-honor <p>LSU Health Shreveport pediatrics professor Dr. Arun Pramanik is among more than 100 people who will be honored in May with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.</p><p>The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations presents the annual award to U.S. immigrants or native-born citizens who have made significant contributions to society.</p><p>Pramanik grew up in rural India, and he’s never forgotten where he came from. He works with a number of global health agencies to reduce the number of stillborn births in the developing world.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:22:09 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43277 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport neonatologist to be awarded 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Shreveport surgeon to be awarded 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-surgeon-be-awarded-2014-ellis-island-medal-honor <p>Two LSU Health Shreveport physicians are among more than 100 people who will be honored in May as recipients of this year’s <a href="http://neco.org/medal-of-honor/">Ellis Island Medal of Honor</a>.&nbsp; The ceremony will take place on the historic New York City island.</p><p>The award is given annually by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations to a U.S. immigrant or native-born citizen who has made significant contributions to society.</p><p>Dr. Quyen Chu is chief of surgical oncology at LSU Health Shreveport. His family fled Vietnam in 1975, when he was seven.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:22:56 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43225 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport surgeon to be awarded 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor LSU Health Shreveport hosts top scientists from across Louisiana http://redriverradio.org/post/lsu-health-shreveport-hosts-top-scientists-across-louisiana <p>Top research scientists from across Louisiana met at LSU Health Shreveport Wednesday to work on improving collaboration across their institutions.&nbsp;</p><p>They’re doing it with the help of LA CaTS, the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center in Baton Rouge. It’s funded by a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The aim is to promote more unified research. Dr. William Cefalu, executive director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center where LA CaTS is based, led the conference.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:03:25 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 42342 at http://redriverradio.org LSU Health Shreveport hosts top scientists from across Louisiana Feist-Weiller Cancer Center seeks hearing aid donations http://redriverradio.org/post/feist-weiller-cancer-center-seeks-hearing-aid-donations <p>Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is starting a loaner hearing aid program for terminally ill cancer patients. All donated hearing aids will be loaned out to the patients who need them during the remaining months of their life. LSU Health Shreveport clinical audiologist Jessica Bever has fielded requests for spare hearing aids from physicians. Unused&nbsp;hearing aids are all around, according to&nbsp;Bever.&nbsp;It’s a matter of collecting them and creating a lending program.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:23:25 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 36423 at http://redriverradio.org Feist-Weiller Cancer Center seeks hearing aid donations Health Matters: Alzheimers http://redriverradio.org/post/health-matters-alzheimers <p><strong>Aired Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. </strong>This week on&nbsp;Health Matters, Shreveport psychiatrist Dr. Gary Booker, Debbie Hayes of the Alzheimer&rsquo;s Association in North Louisiana, and Christine Wright, an occupational therapist with LSU Health Shreveport, were our guests to discuss how Alzheimer&rsquo;s affects patients and families and we took your calls and questions.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 34553 at http://redriverradio.org Health Matters: Alzheimers