Student Announcements 4/20 – 4/26

1. Student Run Homeless Clinics (L3s and L4s)

Hey L3s and L4s,

Every year, the LSU Student-Run Homeless Clinics rely on third and fourth year medical students to operate. If you’d like to volunteer, please use this link to sign up for Thursday clinics at the New Orleans Mission or Saturday clinics at Ozanam Inn. Our primary concern right now is scheduling volunteers for this week, however you can go ahead and sign up for any future clinics this semester if you’d like. You do NOT have to have previously volunteered at either of the SRHCs to volunteer now. Feel free to contact us at the emails below with any questions about the clinics.

Thank you,

Olivia Sturm, OI Clinic Director
Colton Walker, NOM Clinic Director

2. Cancer Resource Room

Volunteers needed in the ILH Cancer Resource Room!

Interested in earning CSE hours while serving as a resource for cancer patients? Consider volunteering in the Cancer Resource Room at ILH! For more information, please contact Vil V (

Sign up link: CRR Sign Up

3. Student Hotspotting 2015 Cohort Application

LSUHSC New Orleans, in conjunction with Tulane School of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Xavier College of Pharmacy, were selected in 2014 as one of ten initial sites for a student-run interprofesional initiative to coordinate the care of the highest utilizing patients at the Interim LSU Hospital and other safety net hospitals in the New Orleans area, through a competitive national grant sponsored by the AAMC, Primary Care Progress, and Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers led by Dr. Jeff Brenner.

We are looking for LSUHSC health professional students of any school or level that are relentlessly passionate about serving the underserved in a health care setting, who have exceptional teamwork and organizational skills, and who are excited to take on the enormous task of coordinating the care for those whom our health care system is not serving well despite the hard work and skill of our health care providers. See the attached application for details as well as the attached timeline, resources, and FAQ.

To quote from Dr. Brenner in a recent email response to the NOLA student team’s plans for the 2015 year, “We’re building a movement for better care for the sickest patients in America and you guys are leaders in the movement.” Questions are welcomed. For LSUHSC specific questions please email Jake Quinton ( with the subject line ‘2015 student hotspotter question’ or for general application questions please email

4. GHHS Student of the Month – link exp. April 30th 

Dear Student Doctors,

Congratulations to the students recently recognized as Students of the Month. The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) wants to continue to give students a chance to honor their peers through the ‘Student of the Month’ award. The idea behind this monthly award is to highlight students who go above and beyond the call of a medical student whilst embodying the ideals that serve as the foundation of GHHS. Some of these principals include respect, integrity, compassion, and empathy; all together these qualities shape a medical student into a role models for humanistic care.

Each student can fill out a SurveyMonkey nominating peers at ANY class level who stand out through their actions. Two students from each class will be selected every month and nominations from previous months will remain in the selection process for several rotations. This is not about the quantity of votes but rather the quality of each vote. One well thought out vote will be weighted more than how many votes a person accumulates, so make sure to include a few lines about why this person should be recognized in the survey.

Here is a link to the survey, which will be open until the end of the day April 30th. So if you see a classmate doing something great this month, nominate them using the following link:

To promote the idea of appreciating students who normally fly under the radar or have not been recognized for their work in the past, prior winners and GHHS elected members along with elected RISE representatives will be excluded from selection. For a list of the GHHS/RISE members visit: .

Please contact Julie Cronan (, (Katie Melder ( ,Spud Induru ( or Jeffrey Cardinale ( with any questions.


5. Eat at Zea’s on St. Charles on Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in April eat at Zea’s on St. Charles and mention Camp Tiger.  15% of your bill goes towards a great cause: sending children with special needs to Camp Tiger!

Come out to the dental fields and Kick it for the Kids on April 19th at noon for a kickball tournament benefitting Camp Tiger.  $10/person, 10 person teams.  Assemble your class-A team and email Sarah Jordan at for registration and questions.  Registration closes 11:30 day of event. Beer and jambalaya provided!  Prizes will be given to the last 2 teams standing.  Non LSUHSC people are welcome to partake in the fun so feel free to invite spouses, roommates, family and friends.

The Class of 2018 and the Camp Tiger campers of 2015 appreciate your support!

Nicolette Ruzicka
Camp Tiger Director 2015
LSU New Orleans | School of Medicine

6. STIM Article Submissions

Hello School of Medicine!

As a part of the new Students for Technology In Medicine (STIM) interest group, we are going to be putting together a bi-monthly newsletter to highlight technological advances at LSU, locally, nationally, and globally. We are looking for article submissions, which would include a 500-750 words summary of the article and a link of reference, as well as opinion pieces (Your article will be featured in the newsletter and there will be 1 PDE-B hour (2 points) for submitting each article). In order to make this newsletter a success and spread the technological knowledge, we would like to get as many people involved throughout the classes as possible. If you need help finding articles, you can look on STIM’s Twitter page (@lsustim).

The next deadline for article submissions will be April 24th. If anyone is interested in being a correspondent or if anyone has ideas for articles, please email Rose DePaula ( or Theresa Cao (

7. Minority Health Awareness Month Seminar

Good Morning SNMA members!

I hope that this message finds you in good spirits. In case you weren’t aware, April is Minority Health Awareness Month! Attached, you’ll find an announcement flyer regarding a Minority Health Awareness Month Seminar on Monday, April 20th, 2015. The seminar will occur at Noon on the 6th floor of the Lions Building in the Conference Room. The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement will be hosting this event, so we encourage everyone to come out!  Lunch will be provided.  See you all on Monday!

8. CSE Opportunity at Lighthouse Louisiana

Hello again—- Please join me again at the Lighthouse Louisiana to participate in small group sessions with visually impaired patients on Wednesday, May 6th 8:45 am to noon.  These sessions will focus on topics such as independent living skills for visually impaired patients or social/craft classes with visually impaired patients.  In case you haven’t heard of Lighthouse Louisiana, it is an amazing organization that provides services and support to vision-impaired and hearing-impaired members of the community.  This is a remarkable opportunity to help increase awareness of visual impairments (especially for anyone interested in Ophthalmology, Medicine, Nursing or Allied Health Profession). Please feel free to contact me with any questions: Marie D. Acierno, M.D. I hope you can join me.

9. Last EMIG Meeting – 4/23

The last EMIG meeting of the year will be this Thursday, April 23 at noon in MEB S5. Come hear what current residents have to say about working in Emergency Medicine, pick up your EMIG koozies and sunglasses, and eat some free food (if you’re a member).

We hope to see you there!

Please send all announcements to by Friday at 5:00pm