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 and neuroscience. It is a core part of our institution's mission. Research on campus ranges from traditional in the lab to translations research and testing of the latest treatments in clinical trials.

The School of Graduate Studies helps to train future scientists and our Centers of Excellence (Cardiovascular, Brain, Rheumatology and Cancer) further elevate our institution's research portfolio. The Office of Reseach helps support these endeavors and is comprised of the Clinical Trials Office, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Technology Transfer, Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB). 


Federal, State & Private Grants were up by 47% in 2018 over 2017.


325 Active Clinical Studies on Campus.


5 Start-up Companies created to license and commercialize LSUHS technologies.


9 USPTO Patent Notices of allowance for LSUHS technologies.


16 new Pharma.


Total Grant Funding for 2018 was $14,814,174.



Paper on Possible Stroke Treatment by LSU Health Shreveport Researchers Published in American Heart Association Journal, Circulation

A paper authored by many researchers at LSU Health Shreveport on the prevention and treatment of stroke was recently published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Pivotal Clinical Trial Studying Treatment of COPD Taking Place in Shreveport

Landmark trial looking for potential candidates

LSU Health Shreveport and LifeShare Blood Center Partner to Open Cellular Services Laboratory

LSU Health Shreveport professor Dr. Yuping Wang trained lab staff and her patented research techniques will be utilized in their work.

LSU Health Shreveport and Louisiana Tech University Partner to Establish New Research Center

The Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (CTERM) would be the first research center of its kind in the state.

Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences Receives Continued Approval as a Center of Excellence

The Louisiana Board of Regents unanimously approved the continuation of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences (CCDS) as a Center of Excellence of research and innovation.


Office of Research
John W. Maloy, JD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Management

Business Manager
Sha Williams, MBA
(318) 675-7580
(318) 675-4175 Fax


School of Graduate Studies
Kelly Tatchell, PhD
Assoc. Dean of Graduate Studies
(318) 675-7572


Assurance Committees
Suzie Golas, Coordinator
(318) 675-4109


Human Research Protection Program (HRPP)
Lisa Latiolais, RN, BSN, CCRC
(318) 813-1350


Institutional Review Board(IRB)
Shweta Davalbhakta, MS, CIP
(318) 813-1359


Office for Sponsored Programs
Tracy Calvert, Director
(318) 675-7884


Innovation and Technology Transfer
Julia Knight, Project Coordinator
(318) 675-7013


Research Core Facility (RCF)
Paula Polk, Manager
(318) 675-4939


Center of Excellence
Danielle Hartman, Coordinator
(318) 675-4564


SMART Program


The Science & Medicine Academic Research Training Program provides academically advanced high school seniors who are interested in careers related to medicine, scientific research, and biomedical engineering opportunities to engage in intensive research with medical clinicians, researchers, and academic staff.



Learn More About SMART

Office of Research