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New LA CaTS Center Community Scholar Program Released

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.

Spotlight on: CCTS KL2 Awardee Dr. Courtney Peterson, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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.

LA CaTS Center Partner Network Announces Call for Pilot Funding Opportunity

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.

IRBshare Offers Training for Investigators & Sponsors

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/.

CCTS Partner Network Announces Call for Pilot Applications

Jul 7, 2015

CCTS Partner Network Pilot Program

LSU Receives $18.5 Million NIH Grant to Build Biomedical Research Pipeline

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.

The LA CaTS CEMCD Core announces an additional RFA for the Roadmap Scholarship 2015

Jun 12, 2015

Application packets must be received by 9:00 am on Friday, June 19, 2015. Click here for details.

2016 Funding Opportunity NIH Transformative Research Awards

Jun 8, 2015

Announcing a funding opportunity for the NIH Transformative Research Awards: 

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Jun 7, 2015

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Early Career Louisiana Researchers Honored by LA CaTS Center

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.

LSU Health Shreveport faculty members team up for grants

Apr 8, 2015

With grants of nearly $125,000, Terry Davis, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and Connie Arnold, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, are working with researchers across the country to help improve healthcare. They are being employed as health literacy experts on two studies funded by the Washington, DC-based Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

Mar 23, 2015

Johnny Reynolds knew that something was wrong as far back as 2003. That's when he first started experiencing extreme fatigue.

Collaboration Targets Health Risks in West Carroll Parish

Mar 16, 2015

Pioneering partnership to provide education and support for at-risk residents

Bioinformatics Consortium to meet on Pennington Biomedical Campus in Baton Rouge

Mar 16, 2015

The Biostatistics Core of the Louisiana Clinical and Translation Science (LA CaTS) will be hosting a meeting of the Southeastern Alliance for Bioinformatics Translational Sciences (SEABITS) Wednesday, March 18. The consortium of scientists from Auburn University, Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology (Huntsville, Alabama), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Tulane University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Xavier University of Louisiana, University of South Alabama, and University of Mississippi Medical Center will finalize their immediate goals for collaborating to facilitate the advancement of bioinformatics research at their institutions by sharing knowledge and resources in mutually beneficial programs.

LA CaTS CEMCD Core Annual Retreat presents "Improving Effectiveness of Research Mentors"

Dec 10, 2014

The Clinical Research Education, Mentoring & Career Development Core organized the 2nd Annual Retreat on January 9th 2015. This year the retreat was planned around the theme 'Research Mentoring'. Dr. Christine Pfund from University of Wisconsin-Madison was invited as a guest speaker.

Xavier receives $19.6 million grant to expand biomedical programs, aid students

Oct 22, 2014

Xavier University of Louisiana has received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand the school's number of biomedical programs and increase the number of minority students who go on to graduate from PhD and MD-PhD programs.

Research grants target prevalent diseases in Louisiana

Oct 1, 2014

Federal funding directed to researchers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport

Pennington Biomedical Awarded $10 Million Research Grant for Obesity Treatment Intervention

Oct 1, 2014

Funding will offer primary care-based weight loss program in minority populations

LA CaTS Announces Collaborative Research Grants

Sep 26, 2014

The LA CaTS Center – a federally funded statewide research initiative – has announced three collaborative research grants for higher education scientists and campuses across Louisiana.

Med Schools Get Grant to Study Cancer, Heart Disease and Obesity

Sep 24, 2014

The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center announced Wednesday three grants totaling $250,000 for higher education scientists across the state focused on improving health.

LA CaTS Center Announces Collaborative Research Grants

Sep 23, 2014

BATON ROUGE, LA - The LA CaTS Center - a federally funded statewide research initiative - today announced three collaborative research grants for higher education scientists and campuses across Louisiana.

LA CaTS in the Community: West Carroll Parish Project

Sep 12, 2014

A collaboration between Pennington Biomedical, LSU AgCenter and Southern University Ag Center is addressing "real world" health issues is a parish of great need.

NIH offering Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course

Aug 22, 2014

Registration for the 2014-2015 “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research” course is now open.  The course will run from October 14, 2014 through March 9, 2015.  Classes will be held on the NIH campus at the Clinical Center, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater at 5:00 pm, please click the link for course information, schedule, and registration: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/training/ippcr.html  

LA CaTS Pilot Grants Program Currently accepting Letters of Intent

Jul 24, 2014

The LA CaTS Center is pleased to announce we are currently accepting Letters of Intent for the 2014-Round 3 Pilot Grants Competition, with a focus on junior faculty investigators. Please see the instructions regarding eligibility and LOI details. Further instructions on the full proposal will be released after the LOIs have been reviewed.  LOIs are due by Friday,August 8, 2014 and should be submitted on the LA CaTS Center website at: https://lacatsfunding.pbrc.edu/members/researchfunding/default.aspx.

LA CaTS Center Announces Appointment of Roadmap and Meritorious Post-Doctoral Scholars

Jun 9, 2014

BATON ROUGE, LA - 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), recently awarded the prestigious Roadmap Scholar distinction to three early career Louisiana scientists and the Meritorious Scholar distinction to a post-doctoral scientist.

LA CaTS is now on Twitter

Apr 8, 2014

The LA CaTS Center has gone viral!

LSU Health Shreveport to Host Researchers from Across Louisiana

Apr 1, 2014

SHREVEPORT, LA (KMSS) - Top research scientists from throughout Louisiana will have an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and mentor up-and-coming researchers at a unique collaborative event Wednesday on the health sciences campus of LSU Health Shreveport. The first-ever LA CaTS Day is an initiative of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center, which was created to harnesses innovation and expertise from Louisiana’s eight academic institutions. The goal is to facilitate research which could prevent chronic disease and improve healthcare in underserved populations in the state.

LSU Health Shreveport hosts top scientists from across Louisiana

Apr 1, 2014

Top research scientists from across Louisiana met at LSU Health Shreveport Wednesday to work on improving collaboration across their institutions. They're doing it with the help of LA CaTS, the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center in Baton Rouge. It's funded by a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The aim is to promote more unified research. Dr. William Cefalu, executive director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center where LA CaTS is based, led the conference.

Translational Science 2014 Annual Meeting April 9-11, 2014

Jan 30, 2014

The Association for Clinical & Translational Science (ACTS) and American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) are co-sponsoring the Translational Science 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. on April 9-11, 2014. LA CaTS members are eligible to attend.