This week LSU Health Shreveport took a historic step towards stopping the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to continuously testing for COVID-19, the Emerging Viral Threat Lab has now organized the distribution of the vaccine to individuals age 70 and up. On the first day of testing, over 1100 seniors were able to get the vaccine from the safety of their vehicles.
The primary mission of LSU Health Shreveport is to teach, heal, and discover, in order to advance the well-being of the region and beyond.
LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only medical school in north Louisiana and one of only three in the state. A medical school is a tertiary educational institution teaching medicine resulting in a professional degree for physicians.
Offering degrees in Cardiopulmonary Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Physician Assistant, Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Rehabilitation Science.
Offering Graduate Degrees in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology & Anatomy, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, and Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience.
GME stands for "graduate medical education" more commonly referred to as residency. This is the training physicians must complete to practice following medical school.
The goal of medical research at LSU Health Shreveport is to improve our health and extends from basic science discovery to the development of treatment protocols and new diagnostics.
LSU Health Shreveport is honored and imminently qualified to offer a broad range of clinical trials. As an academic medical center, we recognize the value of clinical research both in helping patients today and in finding the cures of tomorrow.