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Surgeons Help Build Medical Clinic in New Orleans

By Amanda Harper
Published November 2007

Six members of the UC Surgeons team recently participated in a nationwide effort to rebuild a large medical clinic in New Orleans. The project, organized by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Operation Giving Back, took place in early October.
 
The UC team, which included (from left to right) residents Karen Huezo, MD, and Sha-Ron Jackson, MD, and faculty member Timothy Pritts, MD, PhD, helped excavate land to make room for the new medical clinic that will be built in the city’s ninth ward district. Also participating in the effort was faculty member Michael Nussbaum, MD, and residents Jocelyn Logan-Collins, MD, and Thomas Shin, MD.

Operation Giving Back was developed in response to a study conducted by the ACS Board of Governors Committee on Socioeconomic Issues. They found that many surgeons considered volunteering an integral component of their professional identity. For more information, visit www.facs.org.

 


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