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LSUHS has received a 5 year grant for $10,529,128 from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE. The COBRE funds will establish the Center for Applied Immunology and Pathological Processes (CAIPP), which will operate on the LSU Health Shreveport campus.

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Faculty, staff and students are actively engaged in research in a variety of biomedical areas, with concentrations in cancer, cardiovascular sciences, virology and neuroscience.

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COVID-19 RELATED NEWS

A stunning 300 new COVID variants are circling the globe. Which ones will break through in the Bay Area?

Mercury News - The (new) variants look a lot like the virus that was the template of our new bivalent booster, so vaccination still works. “It’s not a perfect match … but it’s close,” said Jeremy Kamil, a virologist at LSUHS, who studies variant mutations. “In most cases, that’s going to keep the infection in check.”

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What you need to know about the Bivalent Vaccine for protection against COVID-19

318 Forum - Dr. John Vanchiere, professor of medicine and pediatrics, director of community testing and vaccinations and principal investigator for the Pfizer Vaccine Trial in north Louisiana at LSUHS, shares, "The CDC recommends that people ages 12 years and older receive one dose of the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster vaccine if it has been at least two months since their last vaccine dose."

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Few getting omicron COVID-19 boosters despite Biden administration pleas

Washington Examiner - The Biden administration's fall campaign to get people vaccinated with the omicron booster has been off to a slow start. Dr. John Vanchiere, director for community outreach for Center for Emerging Viral Threats at LSUHS, anticipates that more people will get the updated booster as it gets closer to Thanksgiving in preparation for traveling and visiting family.

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Bloomberg - Jeremy Kamil, virologist and professor of microbiology and immunology at LSUHS, shares, "Vaccinated and previously infected people have robust and still-intact lines of defense, such as memory T-cells and B-cells. People previously infected also have additional immune cells that reside in the respiratory tract."

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