Mar 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.
Mar 25, 2019
SAVE THE DATE! The next LA CaTS Webcast is schedule for Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 2:30pm. Topic(s) to be presented are as follows:
Mar 19, 2019
LA CaTS Level 2 Clinical Research Coordinator Training
Mar 15, 2019
The Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy will host its 12th Health Disparities Conference April 8-10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference participants will include public and community health leaders, health policy makers, researchers, health educators, clinicians (pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals) and students whose work incorporates the use of multidisciplinary partnerships that build collaborations to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.
Feb 27, 2019
The LA CaTS Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement (CE) Core is pleased to announce the monthly REDCap Hour is expanding to the monthly “LA CaTS Webcast”. Same date and time (last Thursday of each month at 2:30pm). This will give our research community the opportunity to hear presentations and engage in discussions pertaining to all LA CaTS Center resources other than REDCap. Topics and speakers will vary month to month. If you have suggestions on topics or cores you would like to hear from, please contact us at info@LACaTS.org.
Jan 28, 2019
LA CaTS Health Literacy Core Director, Dr. Terry Davis, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, was featured in a December 2018 U.S. News & World Report article on "What is Health Literacy and Why Do I Need it". Click here
Jan 14, 2019
Notice: There will be no LA CaTS REDCap Hour in December. The Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Team will resume the monthly REDCap Hours on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm.
Jan 7, 2019
Michael Hoerger, Ph.D, M.S.C.R a clinical health psychologist and decision scientist at Tulane University, conducts research aimed at supporting quality of life in adults with cancer. He is particularly interested in increasing utilization of palliative care, a multidisciplinary service for patients with advanced cancer or serious symptoms that is designed with the goal of supporting quality of life.
Dec 18, 2018
The Pennington NORC is pleased to announce a Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program (the full text of the application instructions can be found here). The primary goal of the program is to enable investigators the ability to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies or to develop new technologies for use at Pennington.
Nov 8, 2018
The LA CaTS Center is pleased to announce the LA CATS 2019 Spring Multi-institutional Grant Funding Opportunity (Round 8). The full text of the application instructions can be found here.
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: