Field of Dreams is closing temporarily

LSU Shreveport Hosts 7th Annual Mental Health Awareness and Addiction Prevention Conference

LSUS Continuing Education is hosting the Seventh Annual Mental Health and Addiction Awareness Conference on December 3, 2021. This hybrid event, comprised of in-person and Zoom participation options, will allow attendees to earn two clinical continuing education units and four general (CEU).

“LSUS Continuing Education has a long history of supporting our mental health workers in the public and private sectors by hosting annual conferences on mental health, addiction, bullying and suicide prevention,” said Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director community events and initiatives. “This continuing education for professionals in our community is integral to meeting the needs of our residents. ”

The 7th Annual Mental Health Conference is sponsored by LSU Shreveport Psychology Department, Caddo Parish School Board and Brentwood Hospital. For more details and to register for the conference, visit the LSUS Continuing website at

LSUHS faculty member inducted as National President of University Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS, Jack Pou Full Professor and Chair of the Otolaryngology Department of Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport.

On November 13, Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS, Full Professor Jack Pou and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health Shreveport, was inducted as the newly installed chair of the departments. academics of otolaryngology, head and neck Operation. The mission of the Association of University Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery is to promote the common interests of university professors through publication, research and discussion.

Temporary closure of Field of Dreams Park

Field of Dreams Park at 4714 Hazel Jones will be closed on Tuesday December 14 and Wednesday December 15 for a thorough cleaning of the equipment. The park will reopen on Thursday, December 16 for the enjoyment of the public.

Christopher Stage, MD, joins WK Advanced Urology

Christopher Stage, MD, joined WK Advanced Urology and the Willis-Knighton Physician Network. He is certified by the American Board of Urology.

Christopher Stage, MD

Internship received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport and followed that up with a residency in urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of Ouachita Christian School in Monroe.

As a urologist, Internship deals with urinary tract diseases and urination disorders. It focuses on men’s health including, but not limited to, enlarged prostate, testosterone replacement, kidney stones, and erectile dysfunction. He is proficient in the latest surgical techniques for these conditions and more, including laparoscopic surgery for kidney disorders as well as other endoscopic and laser procedures. “The technology has really evolved over the years,” he says. “It’s amazing that we very rarely need to do open surgery for kidney stones. I like to be at the forefront.

WK Advanced Urology, which includes Gerard Henry, MD, has two locations, WK Pierremont Health Center, 8001 Youree Drive in Shreveport and WK Bossier Health Center, 2300 Hospital Drive in Bossier City. Internship will mainly practice at WK Pierremont.

Henry and Stage welcome new patients and most insurance plans.

Southern University System Board elects new chair and vice chair at November meeting

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On Friday, the Southern University System’s supervisory board unanimously elected current vice-chairman Edwin Shorty as the next chairman of the board. He succeeds the current President Domoine Rutledge, who is completing his last term. The Board also unanimously elected Dr Rani Whitfield, current Board member, as its next Vice-Chairman. Elections took place at the November Council meeting.

Edwin Shorty is the Managing Partner of the law firm Shorty, Dooley and Hall. He graduated in 1998 from the University of Southern New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Economics. He received his JD from the Southern University Law Center in 2002. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Louisiana and in the United States Federal Court for the Eastern and Central Districts. Louisiana.

Dr Rani Whitfield is a Board Certified Family Physician with a Certificate of Supplementary Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern University and A&M College and completed his medical education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a strong advocate of awareness of health issues, such as HIV / AIDS, obesity, cardiovascular disease. and drug addiction.

Shorty and Whitfield will assume their new roles on the board in January 2022.

Dunn Child Development Center cuts ribbon on new tricycle track

Northwestern State University's Marie Shaw Dunn Child Development Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new trike track and the track's naming ceremony.

Northwestern State University’s Marie Shaw Dunn Child Development Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new trike track on November 19. CDC family members, administrators and community leaders attended the event.

The Taylor Starnes family ticket was pulled from a hopper during the track’s inaugural christening ceremony. The track will be named Taylor’s Trike Track for next year when another raffle takes place.

“This new tradition will continue every year. A new name will be chosen for the Sip and See path at the start of each school year in August, ”said Faith Stanfield, director of the CDC.

When the CDC was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC team used this time to begin renovating the existing tricycle track as part of the first phase of the playground project. went beyond an already existing fence and ring road to encompass the entire playground with a painted road, directional arrows and signage to promote literacy.

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