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Med Schools Get Grant to Study Cancer, Heart Disease and Obesity

Released: Wednesday, September 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.

The grants will be used to study cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorder.



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 four research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Research Institute for Children at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  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 1 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