Faculty, staff and students at LSU Health Shreveport are actively engaged in research in a variety of biomedical areas, with concentrations in cancer, cardiovascular sciences, virology, neuroscience, addiction  and immunology. A core part of the institution’s mission, research on campus ranges from basic science to translational research and testing the latest therapies in clinical trials. The School of Graduate Studies helps to train future scientists, and our six centers, four of which are Louisiana Board of Regents recognized Centers of Excellence, further elevate our research portfolio.  

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research supports these endeavors and is comprised of the Office for Sponsored Programs and Technology Transfer, Research Development and Management, Human Research Protections Program (HRPP), the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Research Core Facility.  

  

Research by the NUMBERS

 

TOTAL Federal Grant Funding (FY21-22)

$18,490,000

↑ 300% increase in grant funding since FY15

Technology Transfer (FY20-21)

Invention Disclosures: 32
Patents Filed: 421  l  Patents Issued: 8 U.S. / 1 Foreign
Licenses and Options: 6
Total Licensing Income: $519,000
Ranked 2nd in the LSU System for tech transfer

   

   

 

RECENT RESEARCH AWARDS

Dr. Nirav Dhanesha received a 5-year $2.24 million R01 grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Nirav Dhanesha, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology, received a 5-year $2.24 million R01 grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for his project “Mechanisms for Deep Vein Thrombosis following Stroke.”

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LSUHS Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease CoBRE awarded a $730,000 supplement award

The Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease CoBRE at LSU Health Shreveport, led by Principal Investigator Chris Kevil, PhD, was awarded a $730,000 supplement award from the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for “SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance in North Louisiana.”

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LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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On Monday, December 11, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined officials with LSUHS to unveil the transformative Center for Medical Education, the first new building on the campus since 2008. More than 400 invited guests joined LSU and LSUHS leadership to celebrate the completion of the four-story, 155,000-square-foot, $79 million structure.

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Newswise - “We are very enthusiastic about implementing Dimensions Analytics and Dimensions Research Security to support our research data and analysis needs, as well as improve efficiency regarding research integrity and compliance,” said Jarrod Sawyer, LSUHS Research Data and Applications Project Manager.

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LSU Health Shreveport / Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is a strategic partner with MD Anderson and the Cancer Focus Fund LP working to advance promising cancer therapies.

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Biomedical Research and Industry Day 2023: “Training Today’s Scientist for Tomorrow’s Benefit”

“BRAID is more than just a conference, it’s a vibrant ecosystem of ideas fostering innovation among students, scientists and clinicians,” said Wayne Nix, chief innovation officer at LSUHS. “We celebrate the great minds of academia and industry brought together for a collaborative effort from all of our partners."

 

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Office of Research

Achieving International Distinction for Our Basic Science and Clinical Research Programs