News from LSU Health Shreveport

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Roy O. Martin III and Kathy Martin have donated $500,000 to the Center for Medical Education as part of a larger LSU system-wide gift supporting top capital priorities for the Fierce for the Future Campaign. The Martin’s gift will be directed to the Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats (CEVT) to be housed on the top floor of the Center for Medical Education. The Kathy and Roy O. Martin III CEVT Training Lab will be named in their honor and will be a specially equipped facility allowing students to work alongside LSU Health Shreveport scientists to conduct the crucial research required to address current and future viral threats. 

Construction on the $74 million landmark project is set to conclude in 2023. To learn more about the Center for Medical Education visit

Read the full press release here. 

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