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The Class of 2020 at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine received their white coats at the 2017 Medicine White Coat Ceremony. Dr. Fred Lopez, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, served as Master of Ceremonies. Speakers included Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean; Morgan Laurent, Class of 2019; Dr. George Karam, Professor of Medicine and Nominee for the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award; Julie Cronan, GHHS President, Class of 2017; and Shaitalya Vellanki, Class of 2020 and Humanism in Medicine Essay Winner.

Dr. Cathy Lazarus, Student Affairs Associate Dean, and Dr. Hamilton Farris, Student Affairs Assistant Dean, conferred the white coats. Coating faculty were Dr. Lisa Campeau, Dr. Robin English, Dr. Paula Gregory, Dr. Bud Landry, Dr. Michael Levitzky, Dr. Robert Maupin, Dr. Patricia Molina and Dr. David Worthylake.

After the coating, the Class of 2020 recited their Oath of Ideals, led by Ashley Duhon, Allison Feibus, Mitchell Guedry, Seth Guilbeau and Walter Guillory.

LSU Health partners with parents and family members to directly impact and enhance the daily student experience. We accomplish this through encouraging parent philanthropy, engaging donors through leadership councils and hosting events.

Each year parents and family members contribute to the student experience through annual and major gifts. Their support provides critical funding for student research, faculty recruitment and retention, innovative programming, enhanced learning facilities and access to state-of-the-art simulation laboratories. Parents and family members also support campus wide priorities by making gifts to endowments to support scholarships and university initiatives.

Click here to join the LSU School of Medicine Parent and Family Advisory Board and Council.

Donations are distributed according to your wishes and are overseen by the LSU Health Foundation – the University’s premier nonprofit organization that plays an essential role in sustaining and enhancing the excellence of LSU Health.

If you would like more information, please contact Stephanie Gelpi, Director of Annual Giving, at (504) 568-2421.