Selected Recent Awards and Recognitions


Khanh V. Do, Ph.D.  


New Orleans, LA – Khanh Do, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence,
is a member of the first group chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience.


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Haydee E.P. Bazan, PhD – recipient of ARVO Fellow award 2019

DZNE Award Lecture: Nicolas Bazan
Prof. Pierluigi Nicotera with Dr. Nicoas G. Bazan


Dr. Jeffrey Erickson
Cover - Journal of Neurochemistry, July 2017



NB lipids conf with award 2016 web

Dr. Nicolas Bazan with Dr. Edward Dennis and Nobel Laureate Dr. Bengt Samuelsson
Dr. Nicolas Bazan organized and chaired an international conference on the significance of lipid signaling in biology and medicine in La Jolla, California, May  18-19, 2016, to honor Dr. Edward Dennis.  Dr. Bazan brought together, in a memorable meeting, all the leadership in lipid mediators, from basic research to translational studies.  In this photo, Dr. Bazan is being awarded a sculpture of Neuroprotectin D1 from Dr. Dennis and Dr. Bengt Samuelsson from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, Honorary Co-Chair of the conference. The sculpture was made by Byron Rubin, a famous molecular sculpture maker, who has several of his pieces in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, and in many other prominent places.

Dr. Chu Chen
2016 Distinguised Alumnus Award
Tulane University 1993

2016 Aesculapian Excellence in Teaching Awards
Third Year Resident
Dr. Tabitha Quebedeaux, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Graduate in Neuroscience

Major Professor: Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Dissertation: Dentate Gyrus Hyperexcitability Following Status Epilepticus:
Characterization and attenuation by Neuroprotectin D1


Bazan Awarded International Gradle Medal

Healthcare Journal of New Orleans
Bazan Awarded International Gradle Medal. Dr Nicolas Bazan Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD,
Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health

LSU professor gets medal for teaching
Bazan awarded Gradle Medal/Baton Rouge Advocate, February 21, 2016

Business Honors
Dr. Nicolas G. Bazan
, professor and director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine,
has been presented the 2016 Gradle Medal for Teaching by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology.
Baton Rouge Advocate, February 21, 2016



Dr. Nicolas G. Bazan
56th International Conference on the Bioscience of lipids
22-26 September 2015, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina

Congradulations to Dr. Hamilton Farris as the recipient of the
LSU School of Medicine Aesculapian Society, Excellence in Teaching 2015 Award


Neuroscience Center of Excellence Christmas Party and Awards
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2014 4:05:23 PM

|The Medal Professor Miroslaw M. Mossakowski Award to Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.

2013 11:00:37 AM
Walter J. Lukiw, Ph.D.
March 2012 - Invited platform presentation and chair:
‘NF-kB-sensitive micro RNA (miRNA) signaling in Alzheimer’s disease (AD)’;
Micro RNA (miRNA) in Human Disease & Development Symposium, Cambridge, MA USA

May 2012 - Invited platform presentation:
‘Regulation of complement factor H (CFH; chr 1q32) by multiple miRNAs in human brain and retina’;
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL, USA.

July 2012 – Invited Symposium Speaker:
‘Complexity of micro RNA (miRNA) signaling in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurological disorders’;
RNA-based Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Disease Symposium; Alzheimer Association International Conference (AAIC),
Vancouver British Columbia, CANADA

July 2012 – Invited platform presentation entitled:
‘Novel drug delivery systems and therapeutics for the eye’;
International Society for Eye Research (ISER) 20th Annual Meeting, Berlin GERMANY

October 2012 - Invited platform nanosymposium presentation entitled:
'Common micro RNAs (miRNAs) target complement factor H (CFH) regulation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
and in age-related macular degeneration (AMD)'
Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, USA


Haydee E.P. Bazan, Ph.D.
Lecture and Co-Chair –
Lipoxin A4 Inhibits Platelet-Activating Factor-Induced Corneal Injury and Inflammatory Response.” 
Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation, and Related Diseases. (September 18-21)

Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Special award as "Guest of Honour" presented by Mayor of Torre di Ruggiero
of the Ruggiero il Normanno City, Catanzaro, Italy. (September 7)

Dr. N. Bazan will receive the “Alkmeon International Prize,”
in recognition for his discovery of DHA neuroprotection signaling. Previous recipients of this award include:
Prof. Solomon Snyder, John Hopkins Medical School – 2011;
Prof. Rita Levi Montalcini, Rome, Nobel Laureate – 2003;
Prof. Arvid Carlsson, Göteborg, Nobel Laureate – 2001;
Sir John Eccles, Oxford, Nobel Laureate – 1994;
Sir John Vane, London, Nobel Laureate – 1996.
The event is sponsored by University of Rome tor Vergata,
European School for the Assessment of New Medicines, (September 8)

Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Award for Outstanding Research on Neuroprotection
University of Catania, Presented by Magnifico Rettore (President) Catania, Italy. (September 12)

Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Excelencia Award for Medical Research and Business
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana

Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Board of Trustees,
ARVO Gold Fellow, FARVO (Fellow of ARVO)

May, 2011

Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame 2010 Laureate
Junior Achievement Award Program
Thursday, March 25, 2010

The 22nd Biennial Meeting of the ISN/APSN Joint Meeting Taiwan Satellite Conference 2009 

Plenary Lecturer: Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids Modulates Initiation and Progression of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Haydee E.P. Bazan, Ph.D.

Neurotrophins and DHA Induce Nerve Regeneration

Selected Program Pages

 2009 2:59:27 PM

Haydee Bazan, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded a $710,000 grant over two years by the National Institutes of Health to advance her research on potential therapeutic approaches to heal corneal injuries. The grant was awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. READ MORE

Research lead by Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, identifying an enzyme that makes neuroprotectin D1 which specifically and selectively protects retinal cells key for vision, will be published in the June 26, 2009 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. READ MORE

Tiffany Niemoller, a 5th year MD/PhD student awarded NIH grant for research on protective effects of fish oil in stroke READ MORE

David Stark, a 5th year MD/PhD student awarded NIH grant to determine how specific molecules derived from the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), can protect the brain under conditions of stress READ MORE

2009 Neuroscience Center of Excellence Retreat Travel Awardees

Recent Advances in Retinal Degeneration, 2008
Book dedicated to Nicolas G. Bazan
Table of Contents 

2008 Neuroscience Center of Excellence Retreat Travel Awardees

Proctor Medal

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) presented to Nicolas G. Bazan, the Proctor Medal 2007, ARVO’s highest honor.  The award was presented during ARVO’s Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in May 2007.  Bazan was chosen as the recipient of the Proctor Medal for his elucidation of the lipid pathways in the retina, his discovery of the DHA derivatives named docosanoids, his work on the platelet- activating factor in inflammatory responses, and his design of agents to prevent apoptosis arising out of his work.
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Introduction of Nicolas G. Bazan, 2007 Recipient of the Proctor Medal (article) 

The Proctor Lecture. Homeostatic Regulation of Photoreceptor Cell Integrity: Significance of the Potent Mediator Neuroprotectin D1 Biosynthesized from Docosahexaenoic Acid 

Photograph of Dr. Daniel Organiscial, VP of ARVO, presenting to Nicolas G. Bazan the Proctor Medal 

Brain '07 and BrainPet '07

Special Recognition

Success Story of Louisiana CoBRE/INBRE, 2007-2012
  Mentoring in Neuroscience in Louisiana: First Competitive Grant of this Type in Louisiana


Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, PhD, New Orleans Magazine People to Watch

Neurochemical Research
Table of Contents
Issue dedicated to Nicolas G. Bazan

Neural Stimulation or Onset of Cerebral Ischemia Activates Phospholipase A2

Elected Fellow, Medical Society of Ireland, The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin 1999

Current Contents/Life Sciences
Bazan NG: Effects of ischemia and electroconvulsive shock on free fatty acid pool in the brain.
Biochem Biophys Acta 218:1-10, 1970 (Citation Classic Current Concepts/Life Science 30:10, July 29, 1991)