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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.

LA CaTS Center Sponsors Health Literacy Workshop

Jan 10, 2014

LA CaTS Center Sponsored Health Literacy Workshop

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Awarded Accreditation for Protecting Research Participants

Dec 17, 2013

BATON ROUGE, LA - The human research protection program at Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been awarded accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). 

LA CaTS Center Announces Second Round of Pilot Grant Awardees

Oct 30, 2013

The following three grants were awarded to researchers at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Tulane University and Xavier University from the funds of the LA CaTS Center.

LSU ICON Announces Third Round of Pilot Project Funding

Sep 4, 2013

LSU ICON is pleased to announce that funding has been secured for the third round of pilot projects. LSU ICON is available to fund up to 10 pilot project awards, depending on the quality of the project applications and relevance to the priorities of LSU ICON. Each award may be as much as $50,000 (direct costs only), for a maximum duration of one year. The major objective of this program is to provide support to test innovative quality improvement strategies in the LSU Health System and partner hospitals at transitioning sites. These projects may involve the analysis of existing clinical data residing in LSU administrative databases, or collecting new data from patients within the LSU Health System or at partner hospitals. The ultimate aim of all projects must be to improve clinical outcomes and/or cost effectiveness. Awarded pilot projects will have access to services from all LSU ICON Cores to conduct their project.

Navigator to Guide Clinical and Translational Researchers at Tulane and LSU Health Sciences Centers and Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Jun 20, 2013

We are pleased to welcome Pareen Shenoy, MBBS, MPH as our Clinical Research Navigator. Clinical and translational research faculty and trainees at the LSU and Tulane Health Sciences Centers (LSUHSC and TUHSC) and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) now have a partner to assist in the development of innovative, investigator-initiated clinical trials. Dr. Shenoy serves as a resource for PIs from all three institutions to help enrich and facilitate the progress of clinical research protocols from conception to analysis and publication of data.

Navigator to Guide Clinical and Translational Researchers at Tulane and LSU Health Sciences Centers and Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Jun 20, 2013

We are pleased to welcome Pareen Shenoy, MBBS, MPH as our Clinical Research Navigator. Clinical and translational research faculty and trainees at the LSU and Tulane Health Sciences Centers (LSUHSC and TUHSC) and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) now have a partner to assist in the development of innovative, investigator-initiated clinical trials. Dr. Shenoy serves as a resource for PIs from all three institutions to help enrich and facilitate the progress of clinical research protocols from conception to analysis and publication of data.

LA CaTS 2013 Spring Pilot Grants Funding Opportunity

May 9, 2013

The LA CaTS Center announced its 2013 Spring Pilot Grants Funding Opportunity in April, which 76 letters of Intent were received from all of the member institutions of the LA CaTS Center. Selected full proposals are due by June 3, 2013. The earliest possible start date of the projects is September 1, 2013.

LA CaTS Center Awards Two Additional Pilot Grants for the First Round of Pilot Funding Opportunity 2012

Mar 12, 2013

The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center has selected two more Pilot projects for funding through institutional match by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Thus making the total of 10 awarded grants in the first round of Pilot Projects Funding Opportunity 2012.