KSLA12 - Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialists, Dr. Suzanne Tinsley and Matthew Martin, share the treatment opportunities available at LSU Health Shreveport for brain related disfunction.
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.
TEACH • HEAL • DISCOVER
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.
Latest Research Centers News
Bossier Press Tribune - DRCHC has teamed up with LSUHS Center for Brain Health, The Bridge, and Caddo Council on Aging to tackle the topic of dementia prevention.
KALB5 - The LSUHS Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Partners in Wellness mobile screening unit is traveling through North Louisiana to offer mobile cancer screenings.
KTAL6 - The purpose of the Black and African American Connections to Parkinson’s Disease research study is to learn more about the gene that causes Parkinson’s in Black and African American people. Click here to learn more about participation.
LSUHS has partnered with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to become one of five sites participating in the Black and African American Connections to Parkinson’s Disease study.
Shreveport Times - Dr. Wayne Orr, Professor and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences said, "the Center is a group of faculty members across multiple departments who work together to build a nationally competitive research group here in Shreveport."
KTBS3 - "I have two goals," said Elizabeth Disbrow, professor of neurology and director of Center for Brain Health. "One is to help contribute to cure, but the other one is to help relieve the suffering of the people in our community."
Earlier this week, CCDS hosted the 2nd Annual Feist Cardiovascular Research Symposium. The symposium concluded with a poster session and awards presentation.
Tiger TV - “Alcohol consumption is an inherently safe thing to do, but as you get higher and higher with more amounts, it gets more and more and more dangerous,” Director of Basic Science Research for LARC Dr. Kevin Murnane said.
Shreveport Times - The Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats (CEEVT) and its wastewater monitoring laboratory at LSU Health Shreveport have been testing wastewater samples to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in local communities.
On Monday, December 5th, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center held a present wrapping party today on the LSUHS campus to benefit the children of FWCC's adult sickle cell patients.
318 Forum - Caregivers of people with dementia, often viewed as invisible second patients, face daily challenges that negatively affect their quality of life. The Center for Brain Health at LSUHS shares supports that are available for caregivers.
KTAL6 - As drug overdose rates hit an alarming peak, those who struggle with addiction look to an opioid-based treatment called buprenorphine. LSUHS Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. James Patterson, says addiction treatment specialists say the drugs can potentially stop the opioid crisis.
LSUHS Louisiana Addiction Research Center hosted a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to discuss methamphetamine as an emerging drug threat in our region. Local law enforcement and community leaders were invited to have an open conversation and share information on drug problems in the region and determine how to raise awareness.
KSLA12 - Overall, the breast cancer death rate dropped 43 percent between 1989 and 2020. However, Black women have a 40 percent higher mortality rate than other ethnic groups then it comes to breast cancer. Dr. Sarah Thayer, Director of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSUHS shares more about these disparities.