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Professor receives Nurse’s Touch Award from national organization




Patti McFadden, associate professor of nursing at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Nurse’s Touch Award from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education. ATI Nursing Education’s Nurse’s Touch Award honors outstanding educators for advancing professionalism, leadership and communication skills in nursing education programs.  McFadden was selected as one of four [more]

New Frontiers lecture series to host renowned cancer researcher




Dr. Philip Salem, president of Salem Oncology Centre in Houston Texas, will visit Louisiana Tech University on February 6 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Salem’s presentation titled “Lessons I Have Learned from Cancer Research and Treatment,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the [more]

Renowned scientist, researcher to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontier’s in Biomedical Research lecture series will host a discussion by Dr. Vijay T. John, the Leo Weil Endowed Professor in Engineering at Tulane University, on January 23 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech. John’s presentation titled, “Novel Lipid Nanostructures for Drug Delivery,” will take place at 3:30 [more]

Science Café series to showcase interdisciplinary program




Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society will host a discussion titled, “Visual Integration of Science Through Art (VISTA): Medical Illustration at Louisiana Tech” at 5:30 p.m. January 24 as part of their Science Café series. The event will take place in the community room of Gibson’s Natural Grocers at [more]

Poinsettia auction breaks record, helps fund student scholarships




Brightly-colored poinsettias helped Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences bring in a lot of green at its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction held recently at Squire Creek Country Club. The auction brought in a record $25,575 that will primarily be used to fund student scholarships for the department. “I was pleased and surprised,” Kennedy [more]

Biochemist to speak as part of New Frontiers lecture series




Dr. Karen Kashmanian Oates, biochemist and dean of arts and sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will visit Louisiana Tech University on December 12 as a featured speaker of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Oates’ presentation titled, “The Obligation of Knowledge,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana [more]

Louisiana Tech student elected to lead Louisiana Association of Student Nurses




Louisiana Tech University nursing student Caleb Faul has been elected as president of the Louisiana Association of Student Nurses for 2016-17. Faul was elected as he joined nine Louisiana Tech Student Nurses Association members along with chapter advisers Tanya Sims and Melissa Madden, in attending the 62nd annual LASN Convention held recently in Shreveport. “Caleb [more]

New Frontiers research series welcomes precision medicine, healthcare expert




Tim Cooley, former executive vice president of operations for molecular health and former director for health outcomes and economics at Eli Lilly, will visit Louisiana Tech University on November 14 to speak to faculty, students and staff as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Cooley’s will share his insights and expertise [more]

International genetics expert, researcher to open New Frontiers lecture series




Dr. Claude Bouchard, the John W. Barton Sr. Professor and Chair in Genetics and Nutrition at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will visit Louisiana Tech University on October 24 to present his research as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. Bouchard’s presentation titled, “Physics, Physiology and Behavior as [more]

Scholarship established in memory of former geology professor




Louisiana Tech University’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences and School of Biological Sciences has established a scholarship in honor of Dr. Gary Zumwalt, former professor of geology at Louisiana Tech, who passed away on December 21, 2015. The scholarship was established by former Louisiana Tech professors Dr. Scott Burns, Dr. Ron Davenport and Dr. [more]