Weekly Announcements 8/30-9/6

  1. ENT Interest Group Oral Cancer Screening -August 31st

The LSU Otolaryngology Department and the ENT Interest Group will be hosting a free Oral Cancer Screening with Dr. Rohan Walvekar, at the Daughters of Charity Health Center (3201 S. Carrollton Ave) on Monday, August 31st from 1pm – 4pm. For any students interested in volunteering or helping out, just let me know. Thanks!

Jonas Miller(jmil25@lsuhsc.edu)


  1. Mindfulness in Medicine -August 31st

Mindfulness in Medicine will be having a restorative yoga class on Monday, August 31 at 5:30 pm in the new Raised Root Student Garden, located at 1542 Tulane Ave, led by Jessica Young (jyou2@lsuhsc.edu). Please bring your own mat. Yoga is free with a suggested $5 donation which goes towards upkeep of the garden. All levels are welcome! If you have any questions please contact Jessica.


  1. American Medical Student Association- September 1st

The first meeting of the LSUHSC Chapter of the American Medical Student Association will be Tuesday, September 1st at Noon in MEB S15.

The topic of our first meeting will be Healthcare Reform and our speaker will be Jake Quinton.

If you have questions or want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act/Healthcare Reform and how it will affect your future medical practice, come out and enjoy some FREE LUNCH and company.

“The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) interest group is a local chapter of the national organization. Our aim is to have forums and speakers that keep us informed on topics and issues in healthcare and medical education relevant to every medical student.”


  1. Smart Cafe -September 1st

Love kids? Love teaching kids how to make healthy decisions? Love receiving PDE credit for your time? Then get involved with SMART CAFÉ! If you didn’t have a chance to attend one of our training sessions yet, it’s ok! We will be holding a THIRD session Tuesday, September 1st in MEB S5 at 12 PM.

If you’ve already attended a training session, our first school visit is Thursday, September 3rd at Success Prep. Visit our website (smartcafe.org) to sign up for this lesson and future lessons! Any questions? Email us at smartcafenola@gmail.com!


  1. Christian Medical and Dental Association -September 1st

The Christian Medical and Dental Association will be having our first lunch meeting Tuesday September 1st at 12pm in MEB S10. Patricia Whatley will be our speaker. She is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics physician and practices travel medicine in Baton Rouge. She has been on numerous travels and mission trips herself and will share some of her stories with us!

There will be FREE FOOD AND NO DUES!!! So come out to take a study break and get some free lunch!

Hope to see you there,

Kathryn Leonards(Kleon1@lsuhsc.edu)


  1. Family Medicine Interest Group – September 2nd

Are you interested in Primary Care? Have you ever wondered what Family Medicine is? Do you like free hot meals?

If you answered YES, you should come to the first Family Medicine Interest Group meeting at on September 2nd at 12pm in MEB S15.

Our topic will be answering the ago-old question: WHAT IS FAMILY MEDICINE?

There will be FREE FOOD if you respond to this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QXXJP57

Send any questions, concerns, banter regarding primary care to Aimee Moran (aland9@lsushc.edu)


  1. Lighthouse Louisiana CSE Opportunity -September 2nd

Hello —- Please join me at the Lighthouse Louisiana to participate in small group sessions with visually impaired clients on Wednesday, September 2nd 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. macier@lsuhsc.edu. I hope you can join me.


  1. Medical Students for Choice- September 3rd

Medical Students for Choice will be having our first meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at noon in MEB seminar room 9. We will be discussing events planned for this year (including an IUD placement workshop), present training opportunities by our nationals office, and hear about ways to get involved in outreach in our community. Lunch will be provided.

Please fill out this survey monkey if you plan to attend so that we know how much food to order: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FHRNFC3


  1. Medicine-Pediatric Interest Group- September 3rd

“This week, MPIG (Medicine-Pediatrics Interest Group) will be holding our first meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 12pm in MEB S15. Lunch will be provided! Join us to hear more about the Med-Peds program from current residents. In addition, we will be discussing our community service projects and SLE hour opportunities. Dues this year will be $20, which comes with a Meds-Peds long sleeve t-shirt. Click on the attached image to check out our new design. If you are interested in MPIG or have any questions feel free to contact Michael Conner at mconn4@lsuhsc.edu


  1. Interproffessional Student Alliance – September 16th

Interested in Leadership Development? Meeting students from other professional schools? What about eating yummy food?

Then come to the first InterProfessional Student Alliance (IPSA) Leadership Workshop!

What: Leadership development workshop on “Balancing Every Day Needs with Long Term Goals.” In attendance will be students and faculty from all six LSUHSC schools.

When: September 16th 6-8pm

Where: Large classroom on the 6th floor of Lions

Who: The event will be led by the following panelist of speakers:

Lisa Napier – CFO of UMC-NO

Stephanie Smith – Executive Director of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Dr. Denise Danna – Chief Nursing Officer of UMC-NO

Dr. Joe Kanter – Medical Director of Healthcare for the Homeless Initiative

Full dinner and drinks will be catered from a local New Orleans restaurant! See attached flyer for more information.

The InterProfessional Student Alliance (IPSA) is a student-run initiative that strives to foster interprofessional collaboration and self-awareness through interprofessional service projects and interprofessional leadership workshops. If you’re interested in hearing more about us, click here to sign up for our listserve!! –>http://goo.gl/forms/ejYmlcHeOH

We hope to see you September 16th!!


  1. L3’s and L4’s Homeless Clinic

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,

Garrett Whipple, Ozanam Inn Clinic Director (swhipp@lsuhsc.edu)

Hartman Brunt, New Orleans Missions Direction (hbrunt@lsuhsc.edu)


  1. Cancer Resource Room

Please sign up to be a volunteer for the Cancer Resource Room!


For more information, contact Katy Olivier – koliv5@lsuhsc.edu

Please send all announcements to cpisan@lsuhsc.edu by noon on Sunday. Thanks!