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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.

LA CaTS Center Announces First Round of Pilot Grant Awardees

Feb 28, 2013

The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center has announced the recipients of its first round of 2012 Pilot Grants.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Study Finds Bedroom TV Viewing Increases Risk of Obesity in Children

Dec 11, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA - A new research study from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center found that having a bedroom TV and TV viewing time were related to childhood obesity, and specifically high waist circumference. The study, entitled “Television, Adiposity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents,” was published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

NIH Awards $20 Million Grant for Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center

Sep 6, 2012

Eight Louisiana Health Institutions Join in Single Louisiana Research Initiative; Pennington Biomedical Research Center to Lead Effort for Underserved Population