News roundup: Cancer programs at OLOL, Baton Rouge General lauded … LBTC's Keller wins SBA national award … B.R. advertising chapter nets club, president of the year distinctions

News roundup: Cancer programs at OLOL, Baton Rouge General lauded … LBTC's Keller wins SBA national award … B.R. advertising chapter nets club, president of the year distinctions




At the top: Cancer programs at a pair of Baton Rouge hospitals are among 106 such programs across the country being recognized with a 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The cancer programs at Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center—whose program operates in conjunction with the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center—are two of four being recognized in Louisiana. Established in 2004, the awards recognize the top programs striving for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. You can check out the full list of award winners here.



Talking tech: Roy Keller, director of the Louisiana Technology Transfer Office at LSU's Louisiana Business & Technology Center, is one of six individuals honored today by the U.S. Small Business Administration with a Tibbetts Award for "the critical role they play in research and development for the government and for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs." Eighteen small businesses in the United States are also receiving an award. Businesses recognized are participants in the SBA's Small Business Innovation Research program, and the individuals honored are those who support it. For the complete list of award winners and more info, click here.



North of South: The American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge club has been named the best in a regional division consisting of all clubs from Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee for the second year in a row. Baton Rouge club President Connie McLeod, who is also senior graphic designer for Woman's Hospital, was named the division president of the year, also for the second straight year.



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