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

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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.

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Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Rheumatology

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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.

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Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

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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.

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Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats

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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

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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.

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Louisiana Addiction Research Center

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our Centers are actively engaged in educating the community,
training future scientists and advancing research through active collaborations.


Latest Research Centers News

KEEL Radio News - LSU Health Shreveport starts two promising COVID Clinical Trials - image of scientist in the lab

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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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.

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