LSU Health Shreveport is home to several distinct Centers, including three Centers of Excellence, that focus on diverse aspects of biomedical and clinical research involving cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and inflammatory disorders.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Our Centers are actively engaged in educating the community,
training future scientists and advancing research through active collaborations.
Three Fellows in the Department of Pathology and the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at LSU Health Shreveport have been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships from the American Heart Association (AHA), funding their ongoing research into cardiovascular diseases.
Research and Industry Day (RAID) was hosted at LSU Health Shreveport on October 11.
The CURIOUS summer research program is designed to provide an educational and hands-on research opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students interested in pursuing research as part of their career goals.
LSU Health Shreveport researchers recently presented preliminary findings at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions that use of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine causes build-up of tough protein fibers in heart muscle, which may help explain the development of enlarged hearts and heart failure in users.
Christopher Pattillo, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, has received a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH for his five-year project, “Cellular Reductive State Regulates Arteriogenesis.”