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HIIM professor featured on national medical association website

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has selected Dr. Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, to feature nationally as part of their “Faces of AMIA” website showcase. Dua, who also serves as director of the health informatics master’s degree program at Louisiana Tech, is one of just [more]

Graduate students selected to receive Sigma Xi grants

Two graduate students from Louisiana Tech University have been selected to receive grants from Sigma Xi, an international interdisciplinary research society, as part of the Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. Tyler Sonsalla, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Louisiana Tech’s molecular science and nanotechnology (MSNT) program and also a master’s in applied [more]

Molecular biologist to present as part of New Frontiers lecture series

Dr. Peter Setlow, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, will present the third installment of Louisiana Tech University’s 2014 New Frontiers in Biomedical Research series. Setlow’s lecture titled, “When the Sleepers Awake: The Germination of Bacterial Spores,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. December [more]

Poinsettia auction supports scholarships, launches the holiday season

Louisiana Tech University will know the Christmas season has officially started when the Department of Agricultural Sciences holds its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction on Dec. 2 at Squire Creek Country Club. A reception will kick off the event at 6:30 p.m. with the auction set for a 7 p.m. start. A varied collection of [more]

Cytogeneticist, Louisiana Tech alumnae to present as part of research lecture series

Dr. Jennie Thurston, director of the Parke Cytogenetics Laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina and a Louisiana Tech University alumnae, will present a lecture titled, “Clinical Cytogenetics: From Microscope to Microarray” at 3:30 p.m. October 20 in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. Thruston’s presentation, sponsored by Louisiana Tech’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences [more]

Health informatics program ranked third most affordable in U.S.

MBA Healthcare Management, an online resource guide for students exploring and picking the best healthcare management programs, has ranked Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program as the third most affordable in the nation. Tuition for Louisiana Tech’s MHI program, based on average in-state costs, was listed at $5,878, earning it the No. [more]

Leading biomed professor, scientist to launch New Frontiers lecture series

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its second year at Louisiana Tech University with a presentation by Dr. Nicholas Peppas, the Fletcher Pratt Chair of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin. Peppas’ presentation titled, “Intelligent and Recognitive Nanoscale Systems for New Therapeutic Applications,” will [more]

Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

- Breakthrough technology creates materials infused with cancer-fighting drugs, antibiotics –  A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery. The team comprised of doctoral students and [more]

PROGRAMMING SUCCESS: Fashion merchandising and retail studies program blends creativity with business acumen

This is the fourth article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are contributing to the growth of the economies, communities and competitiveness of north Louisiana. RUSTON, La. – Graduates from Louisiana Tech University are doing their part to keep [more]