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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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COVID-19 RELATED NEWS

Omicron variant much different than past variants, with more mutations

KTBS3 - Jeremy Kamil, PhD., a virologist at LSU Health Shreveport, says the Omicron variant was first found on Nov. 11. What the South African scientists discovered was that this new variant is a lot different than the ones that have been seen so far. "This one is very extensively mutated.”

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La. Tech, Grambling, LSU Health Shreveport are partnering to learn how COVID-19 is spreading

News Star - Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University, LSU Health Shreveport and several health clinics across the region are working together to sequence the COVID-19 virus to learn how it's spreading and if any new variants arise. Research from the three universities is made available for the public online at nla-health.com.

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Dr. John Vanchiere, Professor of Pediatrics, LSU Health Shreveport (photo)

KTBS3 - “It's not an emergency, it's not a ‘got to do this before the winter’ kind of thing,” said Dr. John Vanchiere, director of COVID-19 community testing and vaccinations at LSUHS. “We’d rather have more young adults get vaccinated, than use boosters in that age group at this point. That would be much more effective."

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LSU Health Shreveport administers 100,000th vaccine  and Announces Availability of Pfizer Vaccine for those ages 5 – 11

The LSU Health Shreveport COVID-19 Strike Teams reached a major milestone today having administered just over 100,000 VACCINATIONS. Over 175 individuals have been a part of the LSUHS vaccine teams comprised of physicians, nurses, nursing, medical and allied health students, and the Louisiana National Guard.

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Doctors: Don’t underestimate COVID-19 as Louisiana’s indoor mask mandate expires

KTAL/KMSS -  Shreveport doctors are urging the public to not underestimate COVID-19 as Governor Edwards has lifted the state’s mask mandate for at least the next four weeks. Dr. Andrew Yurochko with LSUHS says the virus spread has followed a pattern and therefore, one must continue to protect him or herself.

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RESEARCH NEWS

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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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We’re proud to have students, residents, staff and faculty who serve in leadership positions and who are recognized for their work at state, national and international levels.

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The next generation of doctors, allied health professionals and scientists are being trained at LSU Health Shreveport, one of three academic health sciences centers in Louisiana.

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