LSU Health Shreveport leadership, faculty, staff, students and community supporters gathered to honor researchers, scientists and community members at the third annual Research Celebration held on Thursday, April 29.
In the past year, LSUHS delivered a significant pandemic response tied directly to research as well as obtained significant NIH and other extramural funding along with creation of life-saving medical devices and breakthrough discoveries. These individuals were honored by with the Office of Research Excellence Awards. Dr. Chris Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research, also highlighted new projects and exciting developments on the horizon.
Office of Research Excellence Award Winners:
- Dr. Andrew Yurochko received the Excellence in Extramural Funding Award.
- Dr. Steve Conrad and Dr. Keith Scott received the Excellence in Translational Research Award.
- Dr. Nicholas Goeders and Dr. Chris Schmoutz received the Excellence in Innovation Award.
- Dr. Jeremy Kamil and Dr. Rona Scott received the Scientific Research Impact in Basic Science Award and Dr. Angela Cornelius received the Scientific Research Impact in Clinical Science Award.
- Dr. G. E. Ghali, Mr. Bill Comegys, Mr. Matthew St. Amant, and Mr. Ray Lasseigne received the Community Champion Award for their role in securing & facilitating the donation of the former CHRISTUS Schumpert property.
Research at LSU Health Shreveport by the Numbers:
$438,000: Total Licensing Income FY21 to date
$6,875,864: Total Licensing Income FY14-20
171: Number of U.S. patents issued
118: Number of International patents issued
Ranked 2nd in the LSU System for tech transfer
Home to six research centers (* denotes Center of Excellence)
- Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology (CEAR)*
- Feist-Weiller Cancer Center (FWCC)*
- Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences (CCDS)*
- Center for Brain Health (CBH)
- Louisiana Addiction Research Center (LARC)
- Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats (CEVT)*
Visit the OFFICE OF RESEARCH for more information on current grants, programs and research.