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Dear campus community,
Good Tuesday morning.
Please remember that our testing site at Argent Pavilion remains open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday through Friday. We have done well helping to ensure that many of our students, faculty, and staff – as well as our community members – get tested even if they are not showing symptoms of COVID-19. Please get tested this week!
Registering for your test ahead of time will help speed things along. Register online at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/Ruston_LA_1462.html and print your testing voucher ahead of time.
Health and Medical Communications
This spring, Louisiana Tech instituted the Center for Health and Medical Communication, a center that is focused on research in health and medical communication – both to identify health and medical communication needs and problems in different communities, and to engage in different research-related activities to address such needs and problems. The Center is directed by Dr. Kirk St. Amant, Williamson Endowed Chair in Technical Communication, who has a joint appointment in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Engineering and Science.
Center representatives were asked to serve on the Louisiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 Communication-Health Promotion Advisory Council. The group’s charge was to create educational information, not only on COVID-19, but also on other infectious diseases like the flu.
The Center has as its mission to help address healthcare needs in different communities. Through the creation of informational and instructional materials, the Center will have positive impacts on health knowledge and improve health outcomes.
Our students are currently working as research associates to help produce educational materials that will connect patients with opportunities for telehealth options in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. By helping increase access to appropriate care and technology, these students will be making a positive impact on COVID-19 outcomes throughout our state. In addition to this work, our students aim to connect family members with their loved ones in nursing homes and assisted living residences when they are unable to visit in person.
I am grateful for the work our students and faculty are doing to apply their research to the real-world problems facing our city, state, and nation. We all look forward to seeing the results of their research and how they make a difference in their communities and their later careers.
Don’t slack up!
Remember to continue to work hard as we progress through the Fall 2020 Quarter. Keep wearing those masks and washing your hands, and we’ll keep making progress in the fight to slow the spread of the virus.