Brandon Davispartner at Phelps Dunbar, is recognized by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Employment Law Specialist.
The certification recognizes Davis’ experience in representing clients on labor and employment matters. To obtain the certification, he had to complete a minimum of 15 hours of advanced legal training in employment law and pass an employment law specialization exam.
Davis focuses his practice on labor and employment law, immigration law and business.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, magna cum laude, from Loyola University in New Orleans and a law degree from Tulane University Law School.
Eric Showalter And Dr John Stewart have been selected as members of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development.
Showalter has served as president of the Baton Rouge General Foundation since 2018. Prior to that, he was the principal and scheduled gifts officer for the organization.
He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Louisiana Tech University.
Stewart is the founder and director of the LSU-LCMC Cancer Center and a professor of surgery at the LSU New Orleans School of Medicine. Before joining LSU, Stewart held leadership positions at the University of Illinois Health System and Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
He earned a medical degree from Howard University and completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Paul Danospresident and CEO of Danos, has been named to the National Safety Council’s annual 2023 “CEOs Who ‘Get It'” list.
This is the 20th year the group recognizes CEOs who are committed to protecting employees both on and off the job.
Danos was one of seven executives profiled in the February issue of Safety+Health Magazine, the council’s official publication.
Danos’ father, Hank, who preceded him as CEO, received the award in 2018.
Robert L. Newton Jr.associate professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, has been awarded a Google Health Equity Research Initiative.
Newton, head of the Physical Activity and Ethnic Minority Health Laboratory, was one of 18 researchers to win the prize. His study looked at increasing physical activity in black rural communities.
“African Americans and rural residents have little physical activity, which increases their risk of developing chronic diseases,” Newton said in a statement. “Google’s funding will allow us to assess the impact of emerging technology to promote physical activity in these populations.”
An associate professor and an alumna of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine were honored at the annual conference of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr Mustajab Mirzaassociate professor of equine surgery, recipient of the Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service Award, and Dr. Christine Navarreprofessor of veterinary medicine, received the Dr. Ralph C. Cooper Award 2020 Veterinarian of the Year.
Mirza was honored for his role over the past 17 years in leading the Vet School’s Large Animal Technical Response Team during disasters. He has trained hundreds of veterinarians. vet students and animal controllers in big animal rescue.
He has been a member of the vet school faculty since 2006. Mirza holds a PhD in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and a Master of Science from LSU Vet Med
Navarra was recognized for giving her time, energy and ideas to the veterinary profession in Louisiana. She has been on the vet school faculty since 2005.
Navarra earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from LSU Vet Med and a master of science from Texas A&M.