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Bioinformatics Consortium to meet on Pennington Biomedical Campus in Baton Rouge

Released: Monday, March 16, 2015

The Biostatistics Core of the Louisiana Clinical and Translation Science (LA CaTS) will be hosting a meeting of the Southeastern Alliance for Bioinformatics Translational Sciences (SEABITS) Wednesday, March 18. The consortium of scientists from Auburn University, Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology (Huntsville, Alabama), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Tulane University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Xavier University of Louisiana, University of South Alabama, and University of Mississippi Medical Center will finalize their immediate goals for collaborating to facilitate the advancement of bioinformatics research at their institutions by sharing knowledge and resources in mutually beneficial programs.

William D. Johnson, Ph.D.

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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