Andrew Longanecker, MS3
Medical Student
Louisiana State University Health Science Center New Orleans
I'm Andrew Longanecker, I'm a third-year medical student at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and I'm interested in orthopedic medicine. Briefly, I played college football and left with an injury, I worked in orthopedic clinics both in the Kansas City and in the New Orleans area. My current research interest includes developing biological therapies to treat osteoarthritis and other joint injuries. My current work is centered around testing new growth factors to promote chondrogenesis in cells derived from patients with osteoarthritis. In my spare time I volunteer for a youth mentorship program and enjoy outdoor sports.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

We investigated the benefits of an interprofessional wellness visit for females aged 14-17 in affluent areas in Louisiana compared to a traditional wellness visit. This particular patient population is in overall good health with only 3.2% siting aliments. The major risk factors for this population include obesity, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoking. The leading causes of mortality include unintentional injuries, homicide, and suicide. In order to determine which respective interprofessional health team member was responsible for various components of the visit such as screening,…