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Dr. Robert Califf, Duke University, to give talk at LA CaTS event on March 29th

Released: Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Annual LA CaTS Professional Development Core Retreat is scheduled for Friday, March 29, 2019 at University Medical Center in New Orleans. The following events that day are open to all LA CaTS Center Member institutions. Video conferencing will be available for the plenary talk.

Please RSVP (if attending in person or by webinar) by March 8, 2019. Click here.  

11:15am - 12:00pm
Lunch & Discussion of LA CaTS Cores
Conference Rooms 1512/1514

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plenary Talk by Dr. Califf
"Clinical Research Evidence Generation in the Digital Era"
Conference Rooms 1512/1514
Attendees: New Orleans academic community & LA CaTS and partner institutions

1:15pm - 2:30pm
Clinical Trials Brainstorming Session with Dr. Califf and the Clinical Research Resources Core
Conference Rooms 1512/1514
Q&A with speaker about starting/running a CTU
Attendees: CRR Directors, CTU Staff, New CTUs (LSUHSC-S, Dental, CHNOLA); CRC course attendees, COBREs

Please click the link to join this event: Join LA CaTS PD Core Plenary Talk

Click here for more information on the Dr. Califf’s plenary talk.


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