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NPR Out to Lunch

Dr. Sunyoung Kim was a featured guest on NPR's "Out to Lunch" program on March 2, 2017. During the interview, Dr. Kim discussed a new test her lab is working on that will help diagnose Necrotizing Entercolitis (NEC) in newborn babies. NEC is a condition primarily seen in premature infants and is the second most common cause of morbidity for the vulnerable population. Current tests are only about 40% accurate and only work after clinical symptoms develop. An NEC diagnosis can easily overwhelm parents who may already be having a hard time with the unexpected early arrival of their child. Developing a test that allows for detection of NEC before symptoms develop is a huge leap forward for Neonatologists. Early diagnosis and intervention will improve outcomes for the affected infants.

You can listen to Dr. Kim's interview in full by clicking on the following link:

Out to Lunch 3/2/2017

 

 


Most Cited Journal Article: Molecular Cancer

Suresh Alahari

Congratulations to Dr. Alahari and his lab team on publishing the most cited article of 2016 from the open access journal, Molecular Cancer. This is a great honor for Dr. Alahari, as Molecular Cancer is one of the most prestigious scientific journals, with a 5.9 impact rating.

A link to the article can be found here:

Regulation of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Through Epigenetic and Post Translational Modification

Silvia Juliana Serrano-Gomez, Mazvita Maziveyi, and Suresh Alahari


 

Prestigious NSF I-Corps Award

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Congratulation Dr. Sunyoung Kim on this great news: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-12/lsuh-tfe120116.php

NSF awarded LSU Health New Orleans a $50,000 grant so the LSU Health New Orleans reasearchers led by Dr. Kim can participate in the national NS Innoviation Corps (ICorps) Program in January 2017.