New Frontiers opens new year with lecture on patient care

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research will continue its COVID-19 series into the winter quarter with the first of two lectures focused on patient care taking place at 3:30 p.m. CST Monday, Jan.11, 2021 live on WebEx. 

In this first panel presentation, Dr. Chis Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research at LSU Health, Shreveport, and Theresa Sokol, MPH, Acting State Epidemiologist for the Louisiana Department of Health will share critical information on patient care, COVID-19 spread, and most timely, the current state of the COVID-19 vaccination roll out in Louisiana.

Kevil will begin the seminar with a presentation on COVID-19 symptoms that lead to hospitalization, what it is like for patients in the hospital, and what treatment options are currently available. Sokol will follow to share her role as an epidemiologist, what she has observed in Louisiana over the past nine months, what a vaccine means for our current situation, and what impact it will have on community health, community spread, and ultimately health care. 

As with the previous two seminars in this series, each presentation will last 10-15 minutes, leaving 30-45 minutes for questions from those who are attending the live-streamed event. Discussion will be moderated by series organizers Dr. Jamie Newman and Dr. Mary Caldorera-Moore, along with Dr. Donna Hood, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences and  Sam Speed, Dean of Student Engagement. Each of these moderators bring a different perspective and encourage a focus on community health for the university and general public. 

Events are open to the general public.  Registration is required.  For more information on this and other events visit