Dr. Samant’s award will support his work on developing esophageal stents and advancing them for future use in a clinical setting.
The CURIOUS summer research program is hosted by the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences (CCDS) and is designed to provide an educational and hands-on research opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research as part of their scientific or clinical career goals.
Rodney Shackelford, DO, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the A-T Children’s Project for his research project titled, “Pharmacologic Correction of the Cellular Sulfide Pool as a Treatment for Ataxia-Telangiectasia.”
LSU Health Shreveport researchers recently presented preliminary findings at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions that use of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine causes build-up of tough protein fibers in heart muscle, which may help explain the development of enlarged hearts and heart failure in users.
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.
Landmark trial looking for potential candidates
LSU Health Shreveport professor Dr. Yuping Wang trained lab staff and her patented research techniques will be utilized in their work.
The Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (CTERM) would be the first research center of its kind in the state.
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.
Since July 1, 2018, 17 new research grants have been awarded to LSU Health Shreveport researchers, totaling more than $14 million dollars in funding.