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New LA CaTS Center Community Scholar Program Released

Released: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center Community Engagement and Outreach Resource (CEOR) Core are accepting applications for LA CATS Community Scholars Program (LaCoSP) [Cohort 1] through March 4, 2016. An information conference call will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 and Letters of Intent are due by February 5, 2016. The program provides formal training and pilot project funds for teams comprised of a community and an academic partner interested in community-based participatory research (CBPR). More detailed instructions can be found at https://lacatsfunding.pbrc.edu/members/researchfunding/default.aspx.

Informational Conference Call

An informational conference call will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 4-5 PM CST. The conference line phone number: (888)330-1716 & Access code: 6730163. The session is recorded and available to those unable to join the conference call on the LaCoSP webpage.



Daniel F. Sarpong, PhD., LaCoSP Director

Amina D. Massey, LaCoSP Coordinator amassey1@xula.edu,  504-520-7419

Betty Kennedy, PhD., LaCoSP Co-Coordinator,
Betty.Kennedy@pbrc.edu, 225- 763-2809

LaCoSP Weblink:  https://lacatsfunding.pbrc.edu/members/researchfunding/default.aspx.


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit www.lacats.org.