Business Award for LSU AgCenter Researcher, Tulane Lakeside Hospital | Business

LSU AgCenter Researcher Terrence R. Tiersch, Director of the Center for Genetic Resources and Aquatic Genetic Material at the School of Renewable Natural Resources, has been reappointed as Chairman of the National Advisory Board on Genetic Resources of the United States Department of Agriculture.

The board provides feedback to the secretary of agriculture and to the colleges and universities that allocate land on food and agriculture research, education, extension and economics priorities and policies . The advisory board also provides reports and recommendations to the appropriate agricultural committees of Congress.

Tiersch has chaired the board since 2018.


Rachelle sanderson, Regional Watershed Coordinator for Region 7 of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative for the Capital Region Planning Commission, was named the 2021 recipient of the Ivan A. Johnson Award for Young Professionals by the American Water Resources Association.

The award recognizes and encourages young professionals as future leaders in water resources research, management and education. It is awarded annually to a young professional who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, talent and leadership potential in their professional activities related to water resources.

Sanderson started as Watershed Coordinator for Region 7 in May 2020. She works with communities to integrate local perspectives into planning efforts while increasing capacity and knowledge of challenges and opportunities that increase risk. flood.


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Oracle lighting won the 2021 Manufacturer of the Year award from SEMA.

The SEMA Industry Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the specialty equipment industry.

Oracle Lighting, based in Metairie, has been providing lighting products and technologies for the automotive, powersports, motorcycle and marine markets since 1999.

Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie received its seventh consecutive A rating from The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital quality watchdog.

The designation recognizes Tulane Lakeside’s long-standing efforts to protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade grades all general hospitals across the country every six months and is the only assessment program based exclusively on preventing medical errors and other harm to the patients they care for.

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