Ellis Island Medal of Honor 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