A select number of academic programs earn the designation as a Center of Excellence by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Centers of Excellence must demonstrate statewide leadership in their area of designation and be a hallmark for the institution. The selected centers share a strong performance record, concentration on an area relevant to the state’s needs, a range of academic, training and research opportunities, engagement with the greater community, and a focus on issues and opportunities that improve the quality of life of Louisiana citizens. Three LSU Health Shreveport centers have earned this distinction: Feist-Weiller Cancer Center of Excellence, the Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology, and the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences.

Centers of Excellence

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center team is committed to bringing life-saving discoveries about cancer to all of Louisiana and beyond. Collaboration between cancer researchers and treating physicians fosters a more comprehensive understanding of cancer.


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Center for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology

The Center engages in a multidisciplinary clinical, research and education mission to provide patients with cutting-edge care, advance the science of inflammatory and immunology diseases and to educate physicians.


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Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

The Center's mission is to advance the understanding of cardiovascular disease and translational research while developing future generations of basic and clinical science investigators.


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Center for Brain Health

The Center for Brain Health expands neuroscience-related education, provides comprehensive care for brain disorders, and attracts young specialists and pioneering clinical trials to North Louisiana, and competes for large scale research funding.


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Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

CTERM focuses on the development of cell-based and tissue-engineering therapies to combat tissue inflammation, damage, and loss associated with complications of metabolic syndrome or trauma injury. 


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Louisiana Addiction Research Center

LARC is committed to increasing knowledge and advancing research related to Substance Use Disorders to create a better quality of life for the citizens of our area.


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Our Centers are actively engaged in educating the community,
training future scientists and advancing research through active collaborations.


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Feist-Weiller Partners in Wellness van repurposed for COVID-19 screenings photo

Dr. Andrew Yurochko shares that in some areas of NW Louisiana, Feist-Weiller's "Partners in Wellness", while focused on mammography and other cancer screening, also provided the only health care available. Now, the program’s three vans offer testing for COVID-19.

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Photo of Center of Brain Health team viewing screens of brain for evaluation

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