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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]

‘New Frontiers’ Series continues with Jason Doles of the Mayo Clinic

Louisiana Tech’s 2017-18 “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues with a presentation by Dr. Jason Doles, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he studies muscular disease and age-related atrophy.Louisiana Tech’s 2017-18 “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues with a presentation by Dr. Jason Doles, [more]

Tech ranked in Top 20 for best master’s in health informatics degree

Louisiana Tech is ranked 17th nationally for Best Programs for a Master’s in Health Informatics by TheBestColleges.org. Tech is the only college in Louisiana with a Top 20-ranked program, is the 6th-ranked Southern program, and is the only ranked program in the South located west of the Mississippi River. “The Department of Health Informatics and [more]

Meet a ‘real’ scientist at the 2017-18 Science Café Series

The Louisiana Tech chapter of the Sigma Xi Research Honor Society launches its 2017-2018 Science Café discussion series at 6:00 p.m. on October 10 in the meeting room at The Log Cabin Grill & Market, 1906 Farmerville Hwy., in Ruston. Science Café is a series of public “chats” with researchers during the fall, winter, and [more]

2017-18 ‘New Frontiers’ series opens Oct. 2 with ‘immunotherapy’ presentation

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research” series will open 2017-2018 by welcoming Dr. Patrick Cobb, Class of 1981. Presentation: “Immunotherapy: How it Changed (Almost) Everything in Oncology.” Monday, Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m., University Hall. Open to the public; members of the community are encouraged to attend. Dr. Cobb’s visit is sponsored by the College [more]

Tech continues to be cornerstone institution of LaSIP

Annually, the Louisiana Board of Regents hosts a statewide grant competition to provide professional development dollars to serve educators in classrooms throughout Louisiana. Funding is provided for innovative proposals that encourage interdisciplinary teams of university faculty and staff working in concert with partnering districts and community stakeholders to design and implement initiatives to promote academic [more]

Nursing graduates earn 100 percent pass rate on national exam

It was aces all the way for highly recruited Louisiana Tech University nursing graduates meeting a critical need in the health care industry. Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing reported a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam by all of its 2017 nursing graduates. “This achievement reflects the exceptional quality and dedication [more]