The target audience for this annual conference includes students, trainees, scientists and clinicians conducting biomedical research who are interested in the interface between the laboratory and industry. There will be talks from scientific and industry experts, talks from trainees, and networking workshops will be available.

If you have questions regarding the conference, you can contact the following:  Dr. Karen Stokes at (CCDS), Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow at (CBH), Dr. Chris Schmoutz at (LARC), Amanda Lewis at (LSUS) or Dr. Teresa Murray at (LA Tech).

BRAID 2022 is happening October 20th

"Translational Science: Collaborative Innovation to Improve Health"

Location: LSUS, One University Place, Shreveport, LA

Abstract Submissions closed on September 19, 2022

October 12, 2022


  • Establish collaborative partnerships between researchers at LSU Health Shreveport, Louisiana State University - Shreveport, Louisiana Tech, University of Louisiana Monroe, and Grambling State University to support applications for extramural funding and promote the commercialization and licensing of biotechnology discoveries.
  • Inspire new thinking and discussions that will drive innovation in translational research and biomedical engineering over the next decade.  
  • Foster exchange of experiences between industries, businesses and people involved with biomedical research.
  • Expose undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainees to training opportunities available in industry and across all institutions. 
  • Explore methods of transitioning discoveries from the laboratory to the commercial sector.


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“Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research Career Opportunities – Post-Doc and Beyond.” 

Daniel J. Fox, MPH, PhD 
Director of Clinical Research, Springfield Clinic
Founder and CEO, Clinical Research Payment Network 

“Translating Cardiovascular Research from Academia to Medical Device Industry.” 

Randi Parks, PhD 
Principal Scientist 
Abiomed, Inc. 

“A Journey Through Drug Discovery and Development.” 

Fridrik Karlsson 
Pfizer, Inc. 

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“Augmented amyloid pathology through serum amyloid P chaperone mediated mechanisms.” 

Mark S. Kindy, PhD, FAHA 
Professor and Director, Department of Pharmaceutical, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida 
Senior Research Career Scientist 
James A. Haley VA Medical Center



BRAID is hosted by a partnership between the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences (CCDS),  Center for Brain Health (CBH), and Louisiana Addiction Research Center (LARC), at LSU Health Shreveport, and Louisiana State University-Shreveport (LSUS),  in collaboration with University of Louisiana Monroe and the Innovation Enterprise at Louisiana Tech University




Previous BRAID Events

Lecture taking place during RAID

Biomedical Research and Industry Day (BRAID)