Oct 23, 2018
The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core will host the monthly REDCap Hour this Thursday October 25th at 2:30pm. Please disseminate this educational session information to those that may be interested.
Oct 4, 2018
LA CaTS Senior Investigator Update, September 24, 2018
Sep 26, 2018
The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core will host the monthly REDCap Hour this Thursday September 27th at 2:30pm. Please disseminate this educational session information to those that may be interested.
Sep 7, 2018
Congratulations to Courtney Peterson, PhD, past LA CaTS Roadmap Scholar (2013-2015) and pilot grant awardee on her research being highlighted by the National Institutes for Health (NIH). Her study featured was focused on intermittent fasting and the correlation with improvement in health. In 2016, Dr. Peterson received one of four CCTS Mentored Career Development Program (KL2) awards from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS). Dr. Peterson was previously an assistant professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, and is now an assistant professor at UAB. The LA CaTS Center is proud to have provided her with a stepping stone in the advancement in her clinical and translational research career.
Aug 8, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
Join us Next Thursday (7/26) for the LA CaTS REDCap Hour, Featuring Statistics Chat on Modeling Change Scores
Jun 13, 2018
Amanda Staiano, PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center 2015-2017 Roadmap Scholar, 2013-2014 Meritorious ScholarReceived a funding award from PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute)Title: "A Pragmatic Family Centered Approach to Childhood Obesity Treatment"
May 10, 2018
Despite Showing Interest, Vulnerable Populations Lack Sufficient Clinical Trial Information Improved communication strategies are needed to address gaps between researchers and those in underserved populations, as well as their community providers.
Apr 30, 2018
EurekAlert! The Global Source for Science News
Apr 26, 2018
The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core will host the monthly REDCap Hour this week on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2:30pm. Please disseminate this educational session information to those that may be interested.
Apr 12, 2018
Mar 28, 2018
The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core will host the monthly REDCap Hour this week on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:30pm. Please disseminate this educational session information to those that may be interested.
Mar 27, 2018
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy's Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education will host its 11th Health Disparities Conference April 19-20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference participants will include clinicians (pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships that build collaborations to eliminate health disparities, achieve health equity, and create healthier communities. Location: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans Details & Registration: http://xula.the1joshuagroup.com/index.html
Mar 23, 2018
The LA CaTS Clinical Research Resources at Tulane is hosting the Level 2 Research Coordinator Training to be held at Tulane University (Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 on the 12th floor, room 1208) on April 6, 2018 at 8 a.m. All LA CaTS institutions are invited to attend. There will be no cost to attend the training and all attendees will receive a certificate of completion. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
Mar 15, 2018
The 6th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will be held on April 6 - 7, 2018 at the LSU Digital Media Center. The conference is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN), the LSU-Tulane Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR), LSU Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). The conference aims to expose Louisiana to the cutting edge of Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Research and Applications while also providing a platform for exchange of information and technical knowledge among Louisiana-based scientists involved in different aspects of computational biology & bioinformatics.
Mar 5, 2018
Please join the LA CaTS Center's Biomedical Informatics Core for Dr. Vladimir Galatenko and Elia Brodskey's talk on Integration of Multi-Omics Data: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts.
Feb 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: http://j.mp/2BDxCy3. All sessions except the networking sessions will have video conferencing available. A detailed agenda can be downloaded here.
Feb 23, 2018
Dear LA CaTS Research Community,
Feb 7, 2018
Pennington Biomedical Research Center is pleased to announce that John P. Kirwan, Ph.D., is now the new principal investigator of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center. This statewide initiative of Pennington Biomedical is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, which funds the LA CaTS Center.
Feb 6, 2018
The LA CaTS Pilot Grants Program is pleased to announce the awardees of the Round 6 Pilot Grants Funding Opportunity. There were more than 35 pre-applications submitted for this round. These investigators will receive pilot funding for one year from either federal or institutional funding. Abstracts for each project can be found on our Pilot Projects page: /research-funding/pilot-projects/. Congratulations to the following awardees:
Jan 30, 2018
The IDeA States Pediatric Network Professional Development Division is pleased to announce online courses are NOW AVAILABLE. Participants who previously attended or may have missed an event now have the opportunity to access our online content at their convenience while earning CME credit provided by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education.
Jan 24, 2018
LA CaTS Professional Development Core presents
Jan 24, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, Dean of Xavier University's School of Pharmacy, who was named as co-chair for the New Orleans Mayor-elect, LaToya Cantrell, transition team. Dr. Kennedy served as Director of the LA CaTS Community Engagement and Outreach Core for the past 5 years and has been a key contributor the center's success.
Jan 23, 2018
The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core will host the monthly REDCap Hour this weekon Thursday, January 25th at 2:30pm. Please disseminate this educational session information to those that may be interested.
Jan 19, 2018
Dear IDeA investigators,
Jan 16, 2018
The LA CaTS Center is pleased to announce the 2018 LA CaTS Pilot Grants Funding Opportunity (Round 7). The full text of the application instructions is attached or can be found here. The LA CaTS Center is seeking research applications to support highly innovative projects aimed at preparing major publications and grant applications to compete for extramural funding (e.g. NIH, DOD, or Foundations). Investigators from all LA CaTS Center member institutions are eligible for this opportunity. The 2018 round will favor applications from junior investigators, and applications must include a mentoring component. These projects should address biological, epidemiological or clinical issues related to specific diseases that have a high prevalence among the population of Louisiana, including, but not limited to, obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and HIV/AIDS. The program will support research activities and will also provide eligible pilot projects with access to scientific, statistical and regulatory cores to facilitate their development. Each award may be up to $50,000 in total costs for one year depending on funding availability.
Nov 28, 2017
The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core will host the monthly REDCap Hour on Thursday, November 30th at 2:30pm. This week we’ll look at HTML in REDCap, your questions and more. The link to join the meeting tomorrow via Skype is below. Questions concerning the webinar can be emailed to redcap@LACaTS.org.
LA CaTS in the Community: Researchers utilizing a Community Advisory Board (CAB) for NIH Grant Submission, A Real World Example
Nov 7, 2017
Grant Title: “A pragmatic, scalable e-health intervention for management of gestational weight gain in low-income mothers.”
Oct 19, 2017
The IDeA States Pediatric Network ECHO Program is offering a webinar on Thursday, October 26th at 3:00 p.m. CDT/4:00 p.m. EST with Leah Eisenberg, JD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to identify regulations pertaining to pediatric assent; discuss how regulations relate to ethics; and provide case-based examples of assent for pediatric studies.
Oct 18, 2017
October is Health Literacy Month. This is a worldwide awareness campaign dedicated to promoting understandable health information. In the U.S. there is a significant gap between the way health care information is communicated and the ability of most people to understand it. Nearly 9 of 10 adults have difficulty using routine health information. When people struggle to clearly understand how to prevent and manage health problems, they are more likely to make mistakes with their medicine, mismanage chronic diseases like diabetes, skip important medical tests and visit the emergency room more often. They are also less likely to participate in medical research.