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In Memory of Dr. H. Adele Spence

SpenceThe LSU Health New Orleans family suffered a great loss with the passing of H. Adele Spence, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology and Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Spence passed away on March 3rd.

Dr. Spence joined the LSU Health faculty in 1959 and earned a PhD from the LSU School of Graduate Studies in Microbiology in 1971. Dr. Spence’s impact reaches across all six schools, including her instrumental leadership in the formation of the LSU School of Allied Health Professions Department of Medical Technology, now known as the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Her research contributed to our knowledge of various strains of influenza, as well as other infections, including vibrio cholera. A beloved faculty member, Dr. Spence was named Best Pre-Clinical Professor. Her other honors include the Mendelshon Leadership Award, Kimble Medical Technology Research Award, ASMT Board of Directors Award, as well as being elected President of Alpha Mu Tau National Medical Technology Services Fraternity and being named Medical Technologist of the Year in Louisiana. She was also recognized by American Men and Women of Science and Who’s Who in American Women.

Donations may be made in memory of Dr. Spence to the LSUHSC School of Graduate Studies.

Your donation may be made online below or via check (details following):

Make check payable to: LSU Health Foundation
Send to: LSU Health Foundation
2000 Tulane Avenue, 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA  70112
Notation line: Dr. H. Adele Spence
Questions: 504-568-5717

The LSU Health Foundation will share notices about memorial gifts with the family of Dr. Spence.  We do not share the gift amount.

 
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LSU Health Foundation New Orleans

2000 Tulane Avenue, 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
P 504-568-3712 • F 504-568-3460
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