Dr. Quyen Chu, chief of surgical oncology at LSU Health Shreveport, will receive the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 10.
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Two LSU Health Shreveport physicians are among more than 100 people who will be honored in May as recipients of this year’s Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The ceremony will take place on the historic New York City island.
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.
Dr. Quyen Chu is chief of surgical oncology at LSU Health Shreveport. His family fled Vietnam in 1975, when he was seven.
Dr. Vikas Mehta says catching head and neck cancers early drastically improves a patient's outcome, and the free screening could be a life saver for some.
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Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport is hosting a free oral, head and neck cancer screening this month.
The annual screening is now an 18-year tradition at Feist-Weiller. It coincides with April’s head and neck cancer awareness week, according to Dr. Vikas Mehta, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and director of head and neck robotic surgery at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.
Dr. Randall Webb, president of Northwestern State University, announced his retirement today.
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Northwestern State University president Randall J. Webb announced Friday that he will retire later this year, according to a statement from the university. Webb has served as Northwestern State's president since 1996.
In July, he will become the university's longest serving president, surpassing Victor L. Roy, who was president from 1911 to 1929.
Webb said he would set his retirement date "based on when my replacement can assume the official duties and responsibilities of the office of president."
Scores of volunteers will take to the streets and waterways Saturday to pick up litter as part of the Great American Cleanup.
In Louisiana, 15 chapters of Keep Louisiana Beautiful have organized clean-up efforts. Shreveport Green executive director Donna Curtis says her organization has rallied nearly 1,200 volunteers from dozens of organizations to help the beautification cause, her largest ever one-day volunteer recruitment.
Over the past 24 years of Shreveport Green’s existence, according to Curtis, this one day has made a measurable difference.