Student Announcements 02/22 – 03/01

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. GHHS Student of the Month – link exp. 2/28

Dear Student Doctors,

Congratulations to the students recognized as this past months 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. 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 February 28th. 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 Jon Smart (, Katie Melder ( Spud Induru ( or Jeffrey Cardinale ( with any questions.


4. ACP Announcement – Chapter Meeting 2015

Save the Date for the ACP Chapter Meeting 2015!! (Internal Medicine)


February 26-28, 2015
Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA

*There will be a special section of the conference on Feb 27 from 1-4pm for medical students. Program directors from LSUHSC New Orleans, LSUHSC BR, Tulane, Ochsner, Chabert, and Baton Rouge General will speak about their respective IM residency programs. There will also be distinguished lectures from Dr. Deichmann, Dr. Hamm, and Dr. Lopez. Lastly, Dr. Guillory and Dr. Miller will be discussing how to publish and/or present case reports that you might have taken part in as a medical student. See attached flyer.

Register Online

5. Students for Technology in Medicine (STIM) Monthly Newsletter

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 monthly newsletter to highlight technological advances at LSU, locally, nationally, and globally. Since February is Heart Health Month, we would like our first issue to focus on the heart — advances in cardiac medicine and technology. 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 is potential for some PDE hours for submitting article summaries!). 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.

Additionally, although our first issue will focus on the heart, we are still interested in articles regarding other areas and will be accepting them at any time throughout the upcoming months. They just will not be featured in our first edition.

If anyone is interested in being a correspondent or if anyone has ideas for articles, please email Rose DePaula ( or Theresa Cao (

6. Camp Tiger Benefit & Auction

Tickets for the Camp Tiger Benefit & Auction can be purchased online at As a reminder, the discounted price can be used only by students, faculty, and staff of LSUHSC. (For example, if you and your parents want to attend the silent and live auctions, you would pay $35 for your ticket and $55 for each of your parents’ tickets.) Please contact Auction Chair Elizabeth Owers at with any questions!

 Elizabeth Owers
Camp Tiger Auction Chair 2015
LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

7. DIG Meeting – 2/24

There will be a Dermatology Interest Group meeting on Tuesday, February 24 at noon in MEB S15.  Dr. Chris Burkenstock, the current LSUHSC Med Derm resident, will be speaking to us.  As always, the meeting will be very informal so bring any questions that you have!  Lunch will be provided for dues paying members.

See you there,

Addy Reine
DIG – President

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, March 4th 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.

Summary:  CSE credit for small group sessions at Lighthouse Louisiana (123 State Street) next session March 4th. Please contact me by email and let me know if you will be able to attend. This will be a monthly event posted for CSE.

Thanks so much!

9. ETHIKOS Meeting – 2/25

Ethikos is having its first general meeting of the semester with a lecture entitled “Ethics and the Genesis of Childhood Obesity” given by Dr. Alfonso Vargas, a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital. In addition to his work at Children’s Hospital, Dr. Vargas is very involved in international student learning and has delivered this lecture at the International Intensive course in Medical Bioethics. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 25 in room S14 of the Medical Education Building. Anyone is welcome to attend and dues paying members will be provided with lunch. Please fill out this survey if you plan to attend. Thank you!

Daniel Nelson

10. GHHS Patient Solidarity Day – Thank you

The GHHS National Patient Solidarity Day the Friday before Valentine’s Day was a great success! We were able to create and distribute cards, flowers, and Mardi Gras beads to 100-150 LSU and Tulane students, residents, faculty and staff to give to their patients and pass on some kindness to help brighten the patients’ days. Feedback was very positive and both staff and patients expressed their gratitude. It was a wonderful example of compassion that could not have happened without the participation of thoughtful students such as yourselves and we appreciate your involvement!

11. SIG Joint Meeting – 2/25

Our next meeting will be a joint meeting on Wednesday, February 25th at noon in lecture hall A.  We’re teaming up with PARSIG, VSIG, OSIG, ENTIG, and SIGNNS to have a Q and A session with a panel of residents from each of the respective surgical specialties: general, plastics, vascular, orthopedics, ENT, and neuro.  The panel will talk about why they chose their particular residency, their daily responsibilities, and much more.  The residents will also be available to answer any of your questions after the meeting.

Please fill out the following survey so we can estimate numbers for food:

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