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Six Louisiana Tech biological sciences students earn awards at annual meeting

Students from Louisiana Tech’s School of Biological Sciences earned six awards this weekend at the 92nd annual Louisiana Academy of Sciences meeting at LSU-Alexandria. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from various disciplines met to share their research through poster and oral presentations. With the support of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences, 20 students [more]

Hood named Nursing School Administrator of the Year

Donna Hood, the director of Louisiana Tech’s highly decorated Division of Nursing and a champion of the nursing profession and its students, practitioners, and educators, was named the Nursing School Administrator of the Year at the recent Nightingale Awards Gala in Baton Rouge. The annual event honors excellence in nursing and is presented by the [more]

‘The Digital da Vinci’ stars in ‘New Frontiers’ series set for March 19

Louisiana Tech’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series continues with a presentation from Scott Barrows, director of simulation programming at Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. The Jump Center is the largest medical simulation facility in the world. Presentation: “The Digital da Vinci: Advanced Applications [more]

Tech holds winter 2018 nursing pinning ceremony

The Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing held its traditional Pinning Ceremony for the Winter 2018 graduates Feb. 27 in Howard Auditorium. Twenty-five graduates received their professional Louisiana Tech nursing pins. Awards were presented as follows: Academic Excellence – Mia Davis; Pennington Visionary Leader Award – Melani Howard; Nursing Tenets of Tech Award – Jayln’ [more]

Grad Spotlight: Mia Davis

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on Louisiana Tech University Winter 2018 graduates. Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Thomas Assembly Center. Name: Mia Davis Age: 22 Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado Degree: Associate of Science, Nursing She admits it sounds cliché, but Mia Davis has felt [more]

Students, faculty win majority of awards at annual LBRN meeting

Louisiana Tech students and faculty won five of the eight awards presented at the recent Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) meeting at the LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport. Members of Dr. Jamie Newman’s research lab took home four of those awards. Instructed by Newman, assistant professor of biological sciences, the Newman Lab is made [more]

Tech’s Haskins earns prestigious spot in Rural Health Fellows program

Louisiana Tech associate professor and registered nurse Tara Haskins, one of only 17 professionals selected nationwide by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) for its 2018 Rural Health Fellows program, grew up watching her grandmother serve as a nurse in the small family clinic that tried to meet the health needs of everyone in her [more]

‘New Frontiers’ series continues Dec. 11 with stem cell presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues Monday, Dec. 11, with a presentation from Jeff Gimble, co-founder and chief scientific officer of LaCell, a New Orleans-based company that provides researchers and the biotechnology community high quality adult stem cells and reagents. Presentation: “Adipose-Derived Cells in Regenerative Medicine” Monday, Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m., University [more]

‘New Frontiers’ series continues Nov. 6 with ‘tissue remodeling’ presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues Monday, Nov. 6, with a presentation from Manu Platt. Presentation: “Quantitative Dissection of Proteolytic Networks Governing Tissue Remodeling in Health and Disease.” Monday, 3:30 p.m., University Hall; reception to follow. The lecture is open to the public; members of the community are encouraged to attend. Dr. [more]

Jones Receives AAFCS Distinguished Service Award

Ethel G. Jones, director and associate professor in the School of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech, was honored as a recipient of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 2017 Distinguished Service Award during the 108th Annual Conference & Expo in Dallas this month. Jones has been a dynamic, motivational, and committed family [more]