Fern Tsien, Ph.D.
The LSUHSC Schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies, Public Health, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, and Dentistry participated in the inaugural YouthForce NOLA Career Expo on March 9th at the Xavier University Convocation Center. The event, sponsored by the YouthForce NOLA, Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, and Greater New Orleans, Inc., was a hands-on career expo for over 2000 high school students from Orleans Parish public schools.
The goal of the Career Expo was to provide the students with information regarding high-growth careers, and the educational and training pathways to these careers. LSUHSC faculty, staff, and trainees volunteered their time to talk about their health science careers, training programs, and prerequisites for admission. LSUHSC event organizers were Dr. Fern Tsien (Director, Science Youth Initiative and Research Experiences for Undergraduates), Dr. Allison Augustus-Wallace (Co-Director, Research Experiences for Undergraduates), and Ms. Martha Cuccia (Co-Director, Science Youth Initiative).