Located on the main floor of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, the new Storment Technology Center will provide patients with online access to important information related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
A select number of academic programs earn the designation as a Center of Excellence by the Louisiana Board of Regents and must demonstrate statewide leadership in their area of focus and a commitment to building on their respective strengths by advancing knowledge and skills to create better opportunities for improving the quality of life of Louisiana residents. Designated centers share being a hallmark of the institution with a strong performance record, concentration in a clearly defined area relevant to the state’s needs, a range of academic, training and research opportunities, and engagement with the greater community to address current issues. LSU Health Shreveport is home to four designated Centers of Research Excellence.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center of Excellence
The FWCC 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 of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology
The CEAR 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 of Excellence for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences
The CCDS's mission is to advance the understanding of cardiovascular disease and translational research while developing future generations of basic and clinical science investigators.
Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats
The CEVT intersects critical public health needs with timely delivery of clinical and vaccine trials, testing, key SARS-CoV2 and other pathogen clinical diagnosis, community education, and training scientists, physicians and health work force.
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Center for Brain Health
The CBH 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.
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.
Center of Academic Excellence for Patient Centered Rehabilitation
The School of Allied Health Professions' Center (CAE-PaCeR) will establish an infrastructure to bring the relevant academic, research, and clinical programs of the School into alignment for clinical learning, innovation, and collaboration.
Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence
In addition to the six Louisiana Board of Regents and LSU Board of Supervisors approved Centers, LSU Health Shreveport has two National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) awards support the establishment and development of innovative, state-of-the-art biomedical and behavioral research centers at institutions in IDeA-eligible states through awards for three sequential five-year phases.
Center for Applied Immunology and Pathological Processes
The Center for Applied Immunology and Pathological Processes, directed by Dr. Andrew Yurochko, was established In 2021, supported by a five year, $10.5 million grant from the NIH.
Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease
The Center for Redox Biology and Cardiovascular Disease, directed by Dr. Chris Kevil, was established in 2018 and is supported by a five-year, $10.5 million NIH COBRE grant.
Our Centers are actively engaged in educating the community,
training future scientists and advancing research through active collaborations.
“As oncologists appreciating first-hand the challenges of everything surrounding a cancer diagnosis, we’re thrilled that funds raised through Life Savers 2024 will provide a housing facility for cancer patients receiving treatment at the Feist-Weiller,” said Dr. Sanjay Juneja.
KTBS 3 - Life Savers is a celebration and opportunity to raise vital funds for North Louisiana’s only academic cancer center. This year, proceeds from the event will support an effort to create a hospitality lodging facility for FWCC patients undergoing treatment.
KSLA12 - Life Savers will take place on February 8th at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum under the theme "A Night at the Museum." Click here for tickets.
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.
“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."
KTBS3 - The family-friendly event hosted by the LSUHS Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Science helps participants understand healthier lifestyle habits through educational activities about heart health, and engagement with LSUHS healthcare professionals.
Louisiana Economic Development - LSU Health Shreveport scientists have discovered a promising new treatment for prostate cancer and developed a playbook detailing how to track viral variants in underserved areas.
KSLA12 - Heart Health Day is a free community heart health event to be held Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 am to 12 pm at Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center, located at 915 Margaret Place. Attendees can expect free health screenings, group exercise activities, nutrition guidance, goodie bags, and more.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, a Center of Excellence in Cancer Research, Treatment and Education at LSUHS and Loxo@Lilly, the oncology unit of Eli Lilly and Company, recently launched a new research collaboration that will provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) access to underserved cancer patients in the northern Louisiana region.
Researchers from academic institutions in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia have partnered to publish a playbook detailing their model developed for establishing collaborative, community-centered infectious diseases surveillance programs committed to improving equity in genomic sequencing.
KSLA 12 - Funded by the NIH and American Heart Association, the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Science presented the CURIOUS Poster Session, the finale to the summer research programs at LSUHS this year.
318 Forum - LSUHS Neurology Professors, Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow and Dr. Roger Kelly, share information on treatments for Alzheimer's disease, including the new FDA approved treatment for early stage patients.
Since July 2021, the group has received grants funded for a total of $5.5 Million and had papers published in or accepted to several prestigious journals.
318 Forum - Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health, shares how medical advancements in Alzheimer's research are being made through clinical trials and current opportunities at LSUHS.