Weekly Announcements (7/26-8/2)


1. Interest Group Officer Meeting- July 31st at 4pm
2. Katrina 10 Year Memorial Service Event- Sign up by 8/2
3. Cancer Resource Room
4. Students for Technology in Medicine Newsletter
5. ENT Cancer Buddies
6. Weekly Social Event Update


1. Interest Group Officer Meeting- July 31st at 4pm

Mandatory meeting for all 2015-2016 Interest Group Officer Presidents and one additional officer from each interest group will be this friday, July 31st at 4pm. Please meet at the SAR at 3pm prior to the meeting. All Presidents of Interest Groups should have recieved an email about this meeting, if not, please email cpisan@lsuhsc.edu. Thanks!


2. Katrina 10 Year Memorial Service Event -Sign up by 8/2

Hey Tigers,
It’s time to sign up for the Katrina 10-year memorial service event at LSUHSC!
Please be a part of this large community engagement effort that will not only mark the progress we have made, but also the continued progress we will make! Projects are available Friday, Aug 7 – Monday, Aug 10th (schedule below).
Visit http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/sga/katrina-10-year/ and use the sign up link at the top of the page. This link will be available from 7/15/15 – 8/2/15.
Schedule of Service Events
Friday 8/7:
-St Bernard Project (8am-12pm shift, 1pm-5pm shift) Rebuild houses in New Orleans during one of two half-day shifts.
-Youth Rebuilding NOLA (9am-3pm) Rebuild houses for teachers in New Orleans, with a group in a full day shift.
New Orleans Mission (5:30pm – 7:30pm)- Make and serve dinner for shelter members.
Green Light NOLA – Help provide energy efficient home solutions with Green Light (groups will meet in the morning and receive instructions on distribution of energy efficient lights)
Lafitte Greenway (8am – 9am) – Beautify Lafitte Corridor Greenway.
Second Harvest Food Bank (9am-12pm) – Assist with sorting and distribution of donated food items.
Dental School Thank-a-thon
Saturday 8/8:
St Bernard Project (8am-12pm shift, 1pm-5pm shift) Rebuild houses in New Orleans during one of two half-day shifts.
Habitat for Humanity Build (7:30am – 3:30pm)
Campus Garden Project [time TBD]
Sunday 8/9
First Responder Thank-you Meals [time TBD]. Make a meal in a group for a police station, fire station, EMS site to say a special thank you to our first responders of NOLA. Sign up as a group to receive your station assignment.
Monday 8/10:
Evacuteer Training Session 4pm-5:15pm. Train to assist in the event of a mandatory evacuation of the city. (Note: This training is for volunteers to assist in organization of evacuation. All students are still advised to evacuate in the event of a mandatory evacuation. Involvement with Evacuteer will not keep you in N.O., you will have the time and ability to evacuate.)
Food and Toiletry Supply Drive for the Rebuild Center will take place over 10days leading up to the anniversary of the storm, Aug 19-29.
If you do not have the chance to participate in one of these activities, we hope that you join one of the many volunteer opportunities at LSUHSC during the month of August and log your hours with us!
Also, please consider donating to our partnering organizations. All organizations listed on Katrina10 LSUHSC webpage
Let’s give back to the nola community together! Students and Staff of all LSUHSC schools are encouraged to participate.
With any questions about this event or the Katrina Memorial, please reply to this email. For urgent matters, please contact Spandana Induru (sindur) or Thomas Steele (tstee2) by email directly.


3. Cancer Resource Room

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


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


4. Students for Technology in 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).
If anyone is interested in being a correspondent or if anyone has ideas for articles, please email Rose DePaula (rdepau@lsuhsc.edu) or Theresa Cao (tcao@lsuhsc.edu).


5. ENT Cancer Buddies

Looking for a way to get more involved with ENT patient care? Need research for your resume?
Cancer buddies is a program which pairs one upper level student and one lower level student with a patient currently undergoing treatment for a head and neck cancer. We will be starting to pair volunteers with their buddy early 2015.

What it entails:
Each volunteer must call and check in with their cancer buddy one time weekly (2 calls/wk). Volunteers call their buddy over the course of their cancer treatments, usually approx 8-12 weeks. The purpose is two fold. Many of our patients lack social support and most have a poor understanding of what is going to happen throughout their treatment. The first goal is to improve the quality of life of a cancer patient, by providing them with a “buddy” who can be a resource when they have a question or problem. The second goal is to improve the quality of treatment by ensuring that they attend appointments, perform necessary home care and have quick resolution by getting in contact with LSU physicians with any problems they encounter.

Why participate!
This is a VERY rewarding program both for the cancer patient and their student “buddy.” This is a great opportunity to get more involved in patient care in pre-clinical/clinical years and to get research for your resume. Currently getting approved for SLE hours as well. Please consider the time commitment and obligation of weekly phone calls before deciding to volunteer, typically takes approx 1 hour or less per week. You are in no way responsible for giving patients medical advice, and all medical questions/concerns will be passed on to LSU physicians.

If interested or have questions about the program
Email Anne Kane (PGY-2) at akane@lsuhsc.edu


6. Weekly Social Event Updates

Back to school party will be Friday, August 21st at Eiffel on St. Charles. More info to come soon!

Also, don’t forget the rapidly approaching Red Dress Run in New Orleans on Saturday, August 8th. So be sure to find that one perfect dress before it’s too late!



All announcements have been published to the SGA Website. Please email any annoucements to cpisan@lsuhsc.edu by noon on Sunday if you would like them to appear in the weekly email. Thanks!