LSU Health Shreveport is home to four distinct Centers of Excellence that focus on diverse aspects of biomedical and clinical research involving cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and rheumatology, and viral threats.
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.
The Center for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology 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.
The Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences mission is to advance the understanding of cardiovascular disease and translational research while developing future generations of basic and clinical science investigators.
The Center for Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats mission is to serve the citizens of the state and diagnose the presence of SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 and then to become the region’s top surveillance lab for the detection of new viruses and other pathogens that could affect the health of citizens of the region and state.