• LSU HEALTH: Students in the Class of 2018 at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine presented their award-winning research at the recent American Federation for Medical Research Southern Section and Southern Society for Clinical Investigation meetings in New Orleans. Their projects included studying the effects of acute Adderall administration on heart rate variability; evaluating the efficacy of a spinal injury classification system with the LSU Health New Orleans department of neurosurgery; and investigating the risk of vascular disease in children born with congenital heart defects, which suggests these patients may develop atherosclerosis earlier in life, even after successful repair of their heart defects. Christopher McKinnie and Jonas Miller each won the Student Research Award from the Southern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. Trey Schwartzenburg and Elizabeth Owers each received the Trainee Travel Award from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatrics Association.