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Congratulations to our 2019 Pilot Grant Awardees

Released: Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The LA CaTS Pilot Grants Program is pleased to announce the awardees of the Round 8 Multi-Institutional Pilot Grants and the Special Round Diabetes Focused Pilot Grants Funding Opportunities. Abstracts for each project can be found on our Pilot Projects page: https://www.lacats.org/research-funding/pilot-projects/. Congratulations to the following awardees:

Special Round Diabetes Focused Pilot Grants Project

Applicant

Institution

Project Title

David McDougal, PhD (Lead PI)

 

 

Vivian Fonseca, MD, FRCP (Co-PI)

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

 

 

Tulane University

Evaluating glial acetate metabolism as a biomarker of hypoglycemic complications in patients with type 1 diabetes: A proof of concept study

 

Round 8 Multi-Institutional Pilot Grants Projects

Applicant

Institution

Project Title

Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD (Lead PI)

 

Jovanny Zabaleta, PhD (Co-PI)

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

 

LSUHSC-New Orleans

Obesity, Health Disparities and Cancer Risk in Louisiana

David Welsh, MD (Lead PI)
Lauren Richey, MD, MPH (Co-PI)
John Apolzan, PhD (Co-PI)
John Vanchiere, MD, PhD (Co-PI)

LSUHSC-New Orleans

LSUHSC-New Orleans

Pennington Biomedical
LSUHSC-Shreveport

Confluent Disparities in Modifiable Health Behaviors in People Living with HIV throughout Louisiana

 

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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.