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Jan 28, 2013
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Dr. Burke Jay Brooks, Jr. to the Louisiana Cancer and Lung Trust Board

BATON ROUGE- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Burke Jay Brooks, Jr. to the Louisiana Cancer and Lung Trust Fund Board.

The Louisiana Cancer and Lung Trust Fund Board serves to reduce the risk, incidence, morbidity, mortality and economic impact of cancer on citizens of the state by planning, and monitoring statewide efforts in education, early detection, screening, prevention, research and surveillance.

According to statute, the board is comprised of twelve gubernatorial appointments, subject to senate confirmation. Members include one representative from each of the following entities:
  • Tulane University School of Medicine 
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans 
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine at Shreveport 
  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation 
  • American Cancer Society, Louisiana Division, Inc. 
  • American Lung Association of Louisiana, Inc. 
  • Leukemia Society of America, Inc., Louisiana Chapter 
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Radiation and Research Foundation, Inc. 
  • Xavier University School of Pharmacy 
  • Louisiana State Medical Society 
  • Acadiana Medical Research Foundation 
  • American Heart Association’s Louisiana chapter 
Burke Jay Brooks, Jr., MD, of Baton Rouge, is the Chairman of the Hematology and Oncology Department of the Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge. He is also the Chief of Staff of Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Dr. Books will be appointed to serve as a representative of the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, as required by statute.

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