The Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats’ (CEVT) Viral Genomics and Surveillance Lab has surpassed uploading its’ 15,000th sequence to GISAID (Global Initiative on Sharing Influenza Data). The LSU Health Shreveport CEVT team has worked tirelessly since early in the COVID-19 pandemic to sequence and track variants of SAR-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.
The primary mission of LSU Health Shreveport is to teach, heal, and discover, in order to advance the well-being of the region and beyond.
LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only medical school in north Louisiana and one of only three in the state. A medical school is a tertiary educational institution teaching medicine resulting in a professional degree for physicians.
Offering degrees in Cardiopulmonary Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Physician Assistant, Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Rehabilitation Science.
Offering Graduate Degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology & Anatomy, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, and Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience.
GME stands for "graduate medical education" more commonly referred to as residency. This is the training physicians must complete to practice following medical school.
The goal of medical research at LSU Health Shreveport is to improve our health and extends from basic science discovery to the development of treatment protocols and new diagnostics. Learn about our COVID-19 research efforts.
LSU Health Shreveport is home to four designated Centers of Research Excellence, three Louisiana Board of Regents and LSU Board of Supervisors approved Centers, and three National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).
COVID-19 VACCINATION & TESTING
Ages 5 and up are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Click the WHITEBUTTON below to visit our Vaccination Clinics page for more information on registration, locations and other resources.
LSUHS is no longer offering COVID-19 testing for the community. For a list of COVID-19 testing sites in your area, visit ldh.la.gov/coronavirus.
Free at-home COVID-19 tests can also be ordered online at www.covid.gov/tests.