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Research grants target prevalent diseases in Louisiana

Released: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Federal funding directed to researchers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport

Researchers from institutions in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport will be using grants to study cervical cancer prevention, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorder.

The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center, a federally funded statewide research initiative, announced three multi-institutional grants on Wednesday.

Read more at theadvocate.com

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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 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 www.lacats.org.