At LSU Health Shreveport, conducting clinical research supports our mission to teach, heal and discover, in order to advance the well-being of people in our state, region and beyond.

Clinical trials are research studies involving human subjects that are aimed at evaluating an intervention and its effect on medical, surgical or behavioral outcomes. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug or diet, or medical device (for example, a pacemaker) is safe and effective in people, and how different genders, age groups, races and ethnicities respond to treatments and therapies. A clinical trial may also evaluate therapies to improve the quality of life for people living with a life-threatening disease or chronic health problem.   



Why Participate?

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Some join a trial because the treatments they have tried for their health problem did not work or there is no treatment. By being part of a clinical trial, participants may find out about new treatments before they are widely available. Some studies are designed for, or include, people who are healthy but want to help find ways to prevent a disease, such as one that may be common in their family. Learn more about studies available at LSUHS >>


Human Research Protection Program

LSU Health Shreveport is committed to adhering to the highest standards across all aspects of research. The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is a comprehensive system consisting of institutional leadership, committees, researchers and staff that work together to safeguard and promote the health and welfare of human research subjects by ensuring that their rights, safety and well-being are protected when participating in a clinical study. To learn more about the HRPP, please refer to our Standard Operating Procedures

LSU Health Shreveport’s Human Research Protection Program is accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. Learn more about AAHRPP accreditation. 



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