Jan 26, 2017
BATON ROUGE - LSU President F. King Alexander has announced that Dr. Donna Ryan, a world-renowned obesity researcher and professor emerita at Pennington Biomedical, will serve as interim executive director of LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Current Executive Director Dr. William Cefalu was recently named chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association.
Jan 25, 2017
Dear LA CaTS Center Investigators,
LSU's Pennington Biomedical Awarded $5.28 Million from NIH to Study the Molecular Effects of Exercise
Dec 13, 2016
Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded $5.28 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the benefits of exercise on health, specifically the molecular mechanisms behind these benefits. The Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans (MoTrPAC) program aims to understand the molecular mechanisms of how physical activity improves health and prevents disease.
Dec 12, 2016
The Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet) became a formal partner of LA CaTS in 2016. Since 2013, REACHnet has been a PCORI-funded clinical data research network (CDRN) that is designed to help Louisiana clinicians and researchers conduct robust comparative effectiveness research with integrated recruitment and data solutions. REACHnet is managed by the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and includes the following partner systems:
Dec 12, 2016
Please join us for our inaugural LA CaTS Center Junior Investigator Training to be held at Tulane University’s Tidewater Building Room 1210 (1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA). There will be two sessions covering different topic areas. Video conferencing will be available via AdobeConnect for those who cannot attend physically. To register, please visit: https://redcap.sph.tulane.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=F7KKYPRCF9.
Dec 7, 2016
Contact - Lisa Babin, Executive Director of Public Affairs & Communication:
Nov 4, 2016
On behalf of Dr. Zhide Fang and Dean Smith from LSU Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, you are invited to attend two presentations from the 2016 LSUHSC SPH John Rock Visiting Scholar.
Oct 7, 2016
LA CaTS Level I Research Coordinator Training
Sep 15, 2016
The 9th annual childhood obesity and public health conference - Preventing Obesity in the Early Years: Translating Evidence into Action - will be held at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
Sep 7, 2016
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
Cosponsored by the CCTS and the UAB Informatics Institute, this 9-week series will cover key topics and available resources in biomedical and health informatics for clinical and translational research.
Jun 17, 2016
Jun 7, 2016
May 9, 2016
To all LA CaTS Center Full-time Associate or Assistant Professors, Instructors, and senior post-doctoral fellows,
Apr 20, 2016
CONTACT: LESLIE CAPO
Mar 15, 2016
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now accepting applications for the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum on June 7-9, 2016, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Mar 10, 2016
Registration is Open!
Mar 2, 2016
Funds are available to fund 4 to 8 P&F grants from the Pennington COBRE. Clinical/translational or basic science proposals may request budgets from $25,000 to $75,000, although it should be noted that budget requests near the upper limit are most likely to be approved for clinical projects. The major objective of this program is to provide research support to test innovative hypotheses regarding metabolic diseases and other pilot studies related to the COBRE and Clinical Science Faculty at PBRC, as well as their collaborators and PIs at sister institutions within the LSU system. The COBRE will give its highest priority to research related to obesity and diabetes, including excellent projects that relate to this global theme through nutritional interventions or preventive medicine approaches.
Feb 16, 2016
Lectures on Informatics: An Introduction to Computers and Informatics in the Health Sciences
Jan 12, 2016
The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center Community Engagement and Outreach Core (CEO Core) Core are accepting applications for LA CATS Community Scholars Program (LaCoSP) [Cohort 1] through March 4, 2016. An information conference call will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 and Letters of Intent are due by February 5, 2016. The program provides formal training and pilot project funds for teams comprised of a community and an academic partner interested in community-based participatory research (CBPR). More detailed instructions can be found at https://lacatsfunding.pbrc.edu/members/researchfunding/default.aspx.
Dec 4, 2015
Courtney Peterson, PhD, MSC, is assistant professor in the Pennington Biomedical Research Center's Skeletal Muscle Physiology Laboratory. She is one of four CCTS Mentored Career Development Program (KL2) awardees for 2016. Peterson said she learned about the award opportunity from her center's director, Dr. William Cefalu. Prior to applying for the K award, Peterson had participated in a CCTS Panel for an NIH-funded K award application.
Nov 24, 2015
Investigators from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LSUHSC-New Orleans and Tulane University are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. Please see the details below. Letters of Intent are due by December 14, 2015.
Oct 6, 2015
IRBshare is offering training for investigators, sponsors and funders. For more information & to register for one of the clinics, please go to https://www.irbshare.org/p/events/.
Jul 7, 2015
CCTS Partner Network Pilot Program
Jun 24, 2015
BATON ROUGE - LSU has received an $18.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to support an Institutional Development Award, or IDeA, Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, or INBRE. The IDeA program builds research capacities in states that historically have had low levels of NIH funding by supporting basic, clinical and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements. IDeA is administered by NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences and is a component of its Center for Research Capacity Building.
Jun 12, 2015
Application packets must be received by 9:00 am on Friday, June 19, 2015. Click here for details.
Jun 8, 2015
Announcing a funding opportunity for the NIH Transformative Research Awards:
Jun 7, 2015
About SPARC Request
Jun 4, 2015
BATON ROUGE, LA - Four biomedical scientists from New Orleans and Baton Rouge were recently honored by the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center, a statewide initiative funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These "scholar" awards recognize early career clinical and translational research scientists for their work, and provide them with valuable support and mentoring to further develop their careers.
May 27, 2015
Human Subjects Research 2015