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LSU ICON Announces Third Round of Pilot Project Funding

Released: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

LSU ICON is pleased to announce that funding has been secured for the third round of pilot projects. LSU ICON is available to fund up to 10 pilot project awards, depending on the quality of the project applications and relevance to the priorities of LSU ICON. Each award may be as much as $50,000 (direct costs only), for a maximum duration of one year. The major objective of this program is to provide support to test innovative quality improvement strategies in the LSU Health System and partner hospitals at transitioning sites. These projects may involve the analysis of existing clinical data residing in LSU administrative databases, or collecting new data from patients within the LSU Health System or at partner hospitals. The ultimate aim of all projects must be to improve clinical outcomes and/or cost effectiveness. Awarded pilot projects will have access to services from all LSU ICON Cores to conduct their project.

Letters of Intent are due by September 26, 2013. Full applications are due by November 4, 2013.

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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