Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, a Center of Excellence in Cancer Research, Treatment and Education at LSUHS and Loxo@Lilly, the oncology unit of Eli Lilly and Company, recently launched a new research collaboration that will provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) access to underserved cancer patients in the northern Louisiana region.
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
A select number of academic programs earn the designation as a Center of Excellence by the Louisiana Board of Regents and must demonstrate statewide leadership in their area of focus and a commitment to building on their respective strengths by advancing knowledge and skills to create better opportunities for improving the quality of life of Louisiana residents. Designated centers share being a hallmark of the institution with a strong performance record, concentration in a clearly defined area relevant to the state’s needs, a range of academic, training and research opportunities, and engagement with the greater community to address current issues. LSU Health Shreveport is home to four designated Centers of Research 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.
Center of Excellence for 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.
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.
Center for Emerging Viral Threats
The Center intersects critical public health needs with timely delivery of clinical and vaccine trials, testing, key SARS-CoV2 and other pathogen clinical diagnosis, community education, and training scientists, physicians and health work force.
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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.
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.
Center of Academic Excellence for Patient Centered Rehabilitation
The School of Allied Health Professions' Center (CAE-PaCeR) will establish an infrastructure to bring the relevant academic, research, and clinical programs of the School into alignment for clinical learning, innovation, and collaboration.
Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence
In addition to the six Louisiana Board of Regents and LSU Board of Supervisors approved Centers, LSU Health Shreveport has two National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) awards support the establishment and development of innovative, state-of-the-art biomedical and behavioral research centers at institutions in IDeA-eligible states through awards for three sequential five-year phases.
Center for Applied Immunology and Pathological Processes
The Center for Applied Immunology and Pathological Processes, directed by Dr. Andrew Yurochko, was established In 2021, supported by a five year, $10.5 million grant from the NIH.
Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease
The Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, directed by Dr. Chris Kevil, was established in 2018 and is supported by a five-year, $10.5 million NIH COBRE grant.
Our Centers are actively engaged in educating the community,
training future scientists and advancing research through active collaborations.
Researchers from academic institutions in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia have partnered to publish a playbook detailing their model developed for establishing collaborative, community-centered infectious diseases surveillance programs committed to improving equity in genomic sequencing.
KSLA 12 - Funded by the NIH and American Heart Association, the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Science presented the CURIOUS Poster Session, the finale to the summer research programs at LSUHS this year.
318 Forum - LSUHS Neurology Professors, Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow and Dr. Roger Kelly, share information on treatments for Alzheimer's disease, including the new FDA approved treatment for early stage patients.
Since July 2021, the group has received grants funded for a total of $5.5 Million and had papers published in or accepted to several prestigious journals.
318 Forum - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health, shares how medical advancements in Alzheimer's research are being made through clinical trials and current opportunities at LSUHS.
KSLA12 - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health at LSUHS, talks about the signs of Parkinson's Disease and the opportunity for African-Americans to participate in a new study at the Center.
The Center for Emerging Viral Threats at LSUHS recently sequenced the first instances in Louisiana of the XBB.1.16 and XBB.1.9.1 variants. "Detecting these very recently emerging variants demonstrates the robustness of our efforts,” said Krista Queen, PhD, Director of Viral Genomics and Surveillance.
318 Forum - Towanno Alexander, RT, Project Manager for Partners In Wellness at LSUHS, shares information on how LSUHS is supporting cancer prevention and treatment in our community and abroad. "Everyone agrees that early detection and prevention are key in cancer survival."
KSLA12 - LSU Health Shreveport is excited to host its second annual cancer survivorship walkathon on Saturday, May 13.The walkathon was started after medical student, Tanner Ward, saw a need in the community to celebrate their friends and loved ones.
318 Forum - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, LSUHS Director of Center for Brain Health, shares information related to understanding symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, treatments and research.
KTBS3 - A group of LSU Health Shreveport students put together Survivor Saturday Walking Group for cancer survivors on Saturday mornings at 9 am at Betty Virginia Park with a big walkathon to be held May 13.
Dr. Krista Queen, Director of Viral and Genomic Surveillance for the CEVT, was invited to speak at the Eastern Mediterranean Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance (EMARIS) Network, organized by the World Health Organization.
On March 27, 2023, over 50 eighth grade students from Youree Drive and Herndon Middle Schools visited LSUHS as part of the Junior Achievement College and Career Quest program.
KSLA12 - Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialists, Dr. Suzanne Tinsley and Matthew Martin, share the treatment opportunities available at LSU Health Shreveport for brain related disfunction.