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LA CaTS Leaders to Serve on Gov. Edwards’ COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Released: Sunday, April 26, 2020

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the members of the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and subcommittees. We are proud to highlight several LA CaTS Center leaders and Community Advisory Board Members that were appointed to the task force which will result in improved health outcomes and equity in Louisiana.

See the full press release here: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2469

Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LA CaTS Pilot Grants Program

Kathleen Kennedy, PharmD. Kathleen Kennedy, PharmD., Xavier University of Louisiana, LA CaTS Internal Advisory Committee

Terry Davis, PhD Terry Davis, PhD, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, LA CaTS Health Literacy Core

Connie Arnold, PhD Connie Arnold, PhD, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, LA CaTS Health Literacy Core

Margarita Echeverri, PhD Margarita Echeverri, PhD, Xavier University of Louisiana, LA CaTS Community Engagement and Outreach Resource

Daniel Sarpong, PhD Daniel Sarpong, PhD, Xavier University of Louisiana, LA CaTS Community Engagement and Outreach Resource

Catherine Haywood, BSW Catherine Haywood, BSW, Louisiana Community Health Workers Outreach Network, Inc. LA CaTS Community Advisory Board Chair (New Orleans)

Earl Nupsius Benjamin-Robinson, Dr.H. Sc. Earl Nupsius Benjamin-Robinson, Dr.H. Sc., Louisiana Department of Health, LA CaTS Community Advisory Board (New Orleans)

 

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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.