DrumRoll: N.O. doctor makes lupus discovery. Yoga spa opens in BR, Scotlandville history published, and Southern engineers win with Boeing
Congratulations Dr. Tamika Webb-Detiege of Ochsner Clinical School, Kim Murray Walker of Move Your Body Yoga, Southern's engineers and Boeing, and author Lamicka Montague
Dr. Webb-Detiege and seven researchers find racial discrimination linked to increased inflammation among black women with lupus
As part of a team of eight researchers, New Orleans rheumatologist Dr. Tamika Webb-Detiege has found evidence that racial discrimination change the levels of inflammation among Black women with lupus. The data is from the Black Women's Experiences Living with Lupus (BeWELL) Study sheds light on the detrimental effects of psychosocial stress on health and the role of inflammatory mechanisms. Over a two-year period, the BeWELL Study examined the women’s experiences of racial discrimination and changes in the inflammatory biomarker C-reactive protein – a protein made by the liver that increases when there's inflammation in the body.
"This study contributes to the growing body of evidence on the biological consequences of racial discrimination," said Webb-Detiege, a rheumatologist and deputy head of admissions and enrollment academic for the University of Queensland /Ochsner Clinical School. "Understanding how racial discrimination compromises health and inflammatory pathways is crucial in our pursuit of more equitable and just outcomes for our communities." The study was published in August in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.
Local history captured in Montague’s book ‘A History of Scotlandville High School, 1951-2008
Through her employment at Scotlandville Magnet High School, Lamicka Montague learned about the history of the school from members of the alumni association which led to the decision to write her master thesis titled A History of Scotlandville High, 1951-2008.
Her goal: to preserve the legacy of the school for future generations.
As a former social studies educator, she served the youth and parents of North Baton Rouge at Crestworth Learning Academy, Scotlandville Magnet High School, Brookstown Middle, and Community School for Apprenticeship Learning. She is a McKinney Vento Liaison with East Baton Rouge Parish School System and operates an educational consulting business, Montague Educational Services, LLC, with plans to publish historical and educational content in the future. Montague has a bachelor’s in political science and master’s in social science concentrating in history from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge.
Move Your Body Yoga opens in Baton Rouge to foster holistic wellbeing
For ages, yoga has offered tools that foster holistic well-being and increased mobility, but a new Capital area enterprise is poised to transform the local yoga scene with a unique approach and state-of-the-art infrared technology.
Move Your Body Yoga, an innovative and community-driven yoga studio, is proud to announce its grand opening on Saturday, August 26, 2023, 9am to noon, 9257 Florida Boulevard Unit 106 in Baton Rouge's Monterrey Plaza Shopping Center.
Nestled in a serene space, Move Your Body Yoga, invites yogis of all levels to experience the transformative power of yoga in a supportive and inclusive environment. With a strong emphasis on community engagement, the studio strives to be a hub for yoga enthusiasts, health seekers, and wellness advocates to connect, learn, and grow together.
Founder Kim Murray Walker is excited about both the launch and the studio’s impact potential. “Our goal is to help individuals create and maintain mind and body awareness for overall health, mobility, balance, flexibility and strength,” she said. “By combining the ancient wisdom of yoga, mat-inspired Pilates and cardio with modern advancements, we are confident that our studio will provide a truly transformative experience for our community.”
Move Your Body Yoga is offering special introductory memberships. For more information, visit www.moveyourbodyyoga.com
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Boeing, Southern University win NASA’s Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year
NASA recently named Southern University and aerospace industry leader Boeing’s partnership the Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year. They were given the honor at the NASA Small Business Industry Awards for their combined work on NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.
Southern University alumni engineers (pictured from left) Cordal Poole, Cedric Cole, Lorenzo Phillips, Reggie Boutte, and Henri Hammond supported the Artemis program for Boeing as employees of Southern University.
“This achievement is Boeing’s first mentor-protégé partnership with a Historically Black College or University so the award is such an honor,” said James Chavis, a Boeing supplier program representative at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility.
This is Boeing’s first mentor-protégé partnership with a Historically Black College and University. They provide mentoring, tactical business and technical support to Southern, who supplies alumni engineering skills to Boeing’s SLS program in New Orleans. The SLS will launch NASA’s Artemis astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond. Boeing is the prime contractor for the design, development, test and production of the SLS core stage and the in-development Exploration Upper Stage, as well as development of the flight avionics suite.