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This Month in our History

April 4, 1950

Dr. W.E. Reid Proposes a Medical School at Shreveport Medical Society Meeting

Dr. W.E. Reid, Shreveport Charity Hospital's Superintendent, proposed that the Shreveport Medical Society ask the legislature to appropriate funds for a medical school to be located at the Charity Hospital. In May, Dr. Joe E. Holoubek wrote a letter to members of the Fourth District Medical Society informing them of Dr. Reid's proposal for a medical school in Shreveport. In his letter, Holoubek urged Society members to contact local legislators to support funding for this project. House Concurrent Resolution 12, introduced on May 25th, moved quickly through the legislature, only to be ignored by Governor Earl K. Long. Plans for a medical school in Shreveport were suspended.

April 5, 1975

Clifford G. Grulee, Jr., Appointed Vice-Chancellor and Ike Muslow Appointed Acting Dean

Dr. Clifford G. Grulee, Jr., Dean of the LSU Medical School in Shreveport was named to the newly created position of Vice-Chancellor of the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Grulee coordinated activities for the Shreveport facility and reported directly to Dr. Allen A. Copping, Chancellor of the LSU Medical Center.

When Dr. Grulee assumed the duties of Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Ike Muslow was appointed Acting Dean. Muslow had long been associated with the Confederate Memorial Medical Center and most recently served as the facility's medical director.

April 15, 2009

Robert A. Barish, M.D. Named Chancellor

Dr. Robert A. Barish assumed leadership of the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport in April 2009 following a distinguished 24-year career in academic medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Barish is a 1979 graduate of New York Medical College. LSU System President John V. Lombardi, Ph.D., welcomed the new Chancellor, stating "Dr. Barish brings exceptional qualifications and experience to the LSU Health Sciences Center and its hospitals. His knowledge, energy, and vision promise continued eminence for the multiple academic and clinical enterprises that encompass this vital academic medical center.