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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Research Notebook: LSU Health focuses on neurological conditions

The Shreveport Times - Angela Cason
“The center is the only neuroscience research facility in the state that offers the comprehensive clinical aspects in treating patients. Once they are evaluated and treated medically, they’ll continue to be followed into the rehabilitation aspect of their care,” said Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, associate professor of neurological rehabilitation and assistant dean of the School of Allied Health Professions. “The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to restore patients back to the maximum level of function possible after brain injury or disease.”

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LSU Health focuses on neurological conditions through Center for Brain Health

Bossier Press Tribune
“Advances in brain health rely on an approach that brings together clinicians, educators and researchers from many areas of expertise, which is something we are uniquely positioned to offer at LSU Health as an academic medical center,” said Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health and an Associate Professor of Neurology. “When researchers work with clinicians, the research improves. When the clinicians work with the researchers, the clinical care improves.”

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LSU Health Shreveport Focuses on Neurological Conditions Through Center for Brain Health

SB MAGAZINE
“Uniting our three professional schools, the Center for Brain Health is the only neuroscience research facility in the state that offers the comprehensive clinical aspects in treating patients. Once they are evaluated and treated medically, they’ll continue to be followed into the rehabilitation aspect of their care,” said Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, associate professor of neurological rehabilitation in the School of Allied Health Professions, which is home to the only nationally accredited neurological physical therapy residency program in Louisiana.

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