Students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ six professional health schools will graduate during its 145th Commencement on May 16 at 10 a.m. at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena.
Graduates include students from LSU Health New Orleans’ schools of allied health professions, nursing, public health, graduate studies, dentistry, and medicine. Dr. Larry H. Hollier, LSU Health New Orleans chancellor, will preside over the ceremony. Chair James Williams and Jimmie Woods, of the LSU Board of Supervisors, will confer degrees. Dr. Fred Cerise, president and CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System, will deliver the Commencement Address.
Nearly 900 students completed degree requirements this academic year.
“LSU Health provides the healthcare professionals who take care of Louisiana’s citizens,” said Hollier. “As the most comprehensive health university in the state, our commencement addresses healthcare shortages by providing new members of the healthcare work force, research scientists whose discoveries may one day lead to cures, and new educators to prepare future generations of healthcare professionals for our state.”