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The Society of 1931

Honoring Our Donors

The Society of 1931

LSU Health Sciences Center was established in 1931, during an era when Louisiana was suffering from inadequate medical care due to a statewide shortage of doctors. Louisiana had only one medical school and many young people could not afford to attend. By 1935, the LSU Medical School had 900 students.

“We are going to have the medical school and every qualified poor boycango.” -HueyLong

Members of this society honor the very heart and soul of the LSU Health legacy and exemplify the founding principles that carry on today.

The following donors have been generous to LSU Health New Orleans for many years and we thank them here by acknowledging their cumulative gifts.

The Society of 1931 – $100,000 – $249,999

3i Implant Innovations, Inc.


Kenneth N. Adatto, MD and Barbara B. Adatto

Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Imtiaz Ahmed, MD

Amedisys Home Health Services

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Breast Cancer Foundation

American Dental Education Association

AmeriHealth Caritas


Virginia Angelico Tatum, DDS / Virginia Angelico Tatum DDS Charitable Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the U.S. Charitable Gift Trust




Mary Lou Applewhite, MD

Arnold & Porter Foundation AstraZeneca

Baxter Healthcare

Behavioral Health Group


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Darrell P. Bourg, Jr., DDS and Ashley Bourg

Brasseler USA

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Emajean J. Buechner*

Howard A. Buechner, MD*

Marie and Maurice Cabirac

Joseph C. Canizaro and Sue Ellen Canizaro

Capital One

Janice S. Caplan

Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network, Inc.

Drs. Michael Carey and Betty Oseid*

Doris Mynard Jordan Carson*

Mr. Dan and Dr. Lisa Jaubert Casey Chemicon International, Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Gerard J. Chiche

Colin Goodier Memorial Golf Tournament

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Richard A. Culbertson, PhD and Susan M. Leary

Culicchia Neurological Clinic / Frank Culicchia, MD and Catherine M. Culicchia

Dr. and Mrs. Jean B. deKernion

Richard Deno, MD

Dr. Edward L. Donaldson, Jr.

Jill M. Donaldson, DDS

Emeril’s Restaurant


ExxonMobil Matching Gift Program

Dr. Elizabeth T.H. Fontham

G.D. Searle, LLC

Thomas M. Gattle, Jr. and Edna T. Gattle Catherine Gonzales*

Warren L. Gottsegen, MD and Rebecca Gottsegen

Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles

Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Gueringer, Jr.

Joseph D. Guillory, Jr., MD and Roberta Guillory

Martin B. Haymon

Heart of Variety of New Orleans

Albert I. Hendler, MD* and Rea Hendler* Heraeus

James K. Howles, MD*

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh

J. Edgar Monroe Foundation Jack Kent Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation

Lorre Lei Jackson and John D. Jackson, Jr., MD*

James D. Rives Surgical Society

Jerome S. Glazer Foundation

Johnson & Johnson

Gloria* and Lester E. Kabacoff*

Karen T. Stall Research & Breast Institute

Keystone Mercy Health Plan

David G. Kline, MD and Helen L. Kline

Nabeeh Lahood, MD


Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Louisiana Dental Center (Joseph R. Lacoste, Jr., DDS & Associates)

Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, Inc.

Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co.

Frank N. Low, MD*

Lupin Foundation

Charles H. McElroy*

Medtronic, Inc.


Mimedx Group, Inc.

Linda Barnett Mintz

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.

New Orleans Saints

NFL Foundation

Thomas E. Nolan, MD and Susan R.B. Nolan

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical

Our Lady of the Lake Foundation

P & G Professional Oral Health

Parsemus Foundation

The Paul and Louise Johnson Foundation

Pediatric Physicians Network, Inc.

Peoples Health

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Carl J. Pope, MD

The Reily Foundation

Robert and Myrtis Nims Foundation

Roche Laboratories Inc.

John A. Rock, MD and Martha Rock

Marilyn K. Rosenson*

Earl J. Rozas, MD*

Schick Technologies

Dr. King and Kari Scott

Henry M. Selby, MD*

Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Smith & Nephew, Inc.

SmithKline Beecham Laboratories

Society for Neuroscience

Southeastern Louisiana Area Health Education Center

Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center

Straumann USA, LLC

Stryker Orthopaedics

Sulzer Dental, Inc.

Susan G. Komen

Synthes USA

TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Teva Neuroscience, Inc.

The Theresa Bittenbring Marque and John Henry Marque Fund

Harold M. Thomas*

Mack A. Thomas, MD and Victoria A. Thomas

Najeeb M. Thomas, MD and E. Summer Thomas, MD

TWL Foundation

UCB Pharma, Inc.

The United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans

Catherine Corinne Vernice* and Vincent Charles Vernice*


Robert J. and Kay Watson

* signifies deceased