News for 2014
LA CaTS CEMCD Core Annual Retreat presents "Improving Effectiveness of Research Mentors"
Dec 10, 2014
The Clinical Research Education, Mentoring & Career Development Core organized the 2nd Annual Retreat on January 9th 2015. This year the retreat was planned around the theme 'Research Mentoring'. Dr. Christine Pfund from University of Wisconsin-Madison was invited as a guest speaker.
Xavier receives $19.6 million grant to expand biomedical programs, aid students
Oct 22, 2014
Xavier University of Louisiana has received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand the school's number of biomedical programs and increase the number of minority students who go on to graduate from PhD and MD-PhD programs.
Research grants target prevalent diseases in Louisiana
Oct 1, 2014
Federal funding directed to researchers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport
Pennington Biomedical Awarded $10 Million Research Grant for Obesity Treatment Intervention
Oct 1, 2014
Funding will offer primary care-based weight loss program in minority populations
LA CaTS Announces Collaborative Research Grants
Sep 26, 2014
The LA CaTS Center – a federally funded statewide research initiative – has announced three collaborative research grants for higher education scientists and campuses across Louisiana.
Med Schools Get Grant to Study Cancer, Heart Disease and Obesity
Sep 24, 2014
The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center announced Wednesday three grants totaling $250,000 for higher education scientists across the state focused on improving health.
LA CaTS Center Announces Collaborative Research Grants
Sep 23, 2014
BATON ROUGE, LA - The LA CaTS Center - a federally funded statewide research initiative - today announced three collaborative research grants for higher education scientists and campuses across Louisiana.
LA CaTS in the Community: West Carroll Parish Project
Sep 12, 2014
A collaboration between Pennington Biomedical, LSU AgCenter and Southern University Ag Center is addressing "real world" health issues is a parish of great need.
NIH offering Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course
Aug 22, 2014
Registration for the 2014-2015 “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research” course is now open. The course will run from October 14, 2014 through March 9, 2015. Classes will be held on the NIH campus at the Clinical Center, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater at 5:00 pm, please click the link for course information, schedule, and registration: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/training/ippcr.html
LA CaTS Pilot Grants Program Currently accepting Letters of Intent
Jul 24, 2014
The LA CaTS Center is pleased to announce we are currently accepting Letters of Intent for the 2014-Round 3 Pilot Grants Competition, with a focus on junior faculty investigators. Please see the instructions regarding eligibility and LOI details. Further instructions on the full proposal will be released after the LOIs have been reviewed. LOIs are due by Friday,August 8, 2014 and should be submitted on the LA CaTS Center website at: https://lacatsfunding.pbrc.edu/members/researchfunding/default.aspx.
LA CaTS Center Announces Appointment of Roadmap and Meritorious Post-Doctoral Scholars
Jun 9, 2014
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center, a statewide initiative funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently awarded the prestigious Roadmap Scholar distinction to three early career Louisiana scientists and the Meritorious Scholar distinction to a post-doctoral scientist.
LA CaTS is now on Twitter
Apr 8, 2014
The LA CaTS Center has gone viral!
LSU Health Shreveport to Host Researchers from Across Louisiana
Apr 1, 2014
SHREVEPORT, LA (KMSS) - Top research scientists from throughout Louisiana will have an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and mentor up-and-coming researchers at a unique collaborative event Wednesday on the health sciences campus of LSU Health Shreveport. The first-ever LA CaTS Day is an initiative of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center, which was created to harnesses innovation and expertise from Louisiana’s eight academic institutions. The goal is to facilitate research which could prevent chronic disease and improve healthcare in underserved populations in the state.
LSU Health Shreveport hosts top scientists from across Louisiana
Apr 1, 2014
Top research scientists from across Louisiana met at LSU Health Shreveport Wednesday to work on improving collaboration across their institutions. They're doing it with the help of LA CaTS, the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center in Baton Rouge. It's funded by a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The aim is to promote more unified research. Dr. William Cefalu, executive director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center where LA CaTS is based, led the conference.
Translational Science 2014 Annual Meeting April 9-11, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
The Association for Clinical & Translational Science (ACTS) and American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) are co-sponsoring the Translational Science 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on April 9-11, 2014. LA CaTS members are eligible to attend.
LA CaTS Center Sponsors Health Literacy Workshop
Jan 10, 2014
LA CaTS Center Sponsored Health Literacy Workshop