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LA CaTS Center Junior Investigator Training Symposium (March 28-29, 2018)

Released: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Please join us for the LA CaTS Junior Investigator Training Symposium, to be held at Tulane University (Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street, Room 1210) on Wednesday March 28th and Thursday, March 29th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.  Researchers can RSVP for individual sessions including networking luncheons with established researchers each day, by visiting:   All sessions except the networking sessions will have video conferencing available.  A detailed agenda can be downloaded here.

The LA CaTS Junior Investigator Training is available via webinar using the link below. Please enter a name or email when you sign in so we are able to see who you are; you may use the chat box to enter in questions or comments and someone will field them during the presentations.

Link for training: (no username or password is required)

Wednesday March 28, 2018
10:00-11:00 Workshop on Research Budgeting (Rachel Cruthirds)
11:00-12:00 Your Successful Research Project (Dr. Judd Shellito)
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch with Senior Investigators
1:00-2:00 IRB Submissions (Roxanne Johnson & HRPO)
2:00-3:00 Research Regulations/Protection of Human Subjects (Dr. Carol Mason)

Thursday March 29, 2018
10:00-11:00 Grant Writing (Dr. Paula Gregory)
11:00-12:00 Legal Issues Related to Research (Dr. Kristen Schorp)
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch with Senior Researchers
1:00-2:00 Finding Grants & Funding Opportunities for Research (Keith Pickett & Raquel Horlick)
2:00-3:00 Human Subject Research Issues (Dr. Vivian Fonseca)

For more information, please contact or 504-988-0200.


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