LSU Health Shreveport is home to several distinct Centers, including three Centers of Excellence, that focus on diverse aspects of biomedical and clinical research involving cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and inflammatory disorders.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center 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 for Excellence in Arthritis and Rheumatology
The Center 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 for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences
The Center's mission is to advance the understanding of cardiovascular disease and translational research while developing future generations of basic and clinical science investigators.
Center for Brain Health
The Center for Brain Health 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.
Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
CTERM focuses on the development of cell-based and tissue-engineering therapies to combat tissue inflammation, damage, and loss associated with complications of metabolic syndrome or trauma injury.
Our Centers are actively engaged in educating the community,
training future scientists and advancing research through active collaborations.
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“The center is the only neuroscience research facility in the state that offers the comprehensive clinical aspects in treating patients. Once they are evaluated and treated medically, they’ll continue to be followed into the rehabilitation aspect of their care,” said Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, associate professor of neurological rehabilitation and assistant dean of the School of Allied Health Professions. “The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to restore patients back to the maximum level of function possible after brain injury or disease.”
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“Advances in brain health rely on an approach that brings together clinicians, educators and researchers from many areas of expertise, which is something we are uniquely positioned to offer at LSU Health as an academic medical center,” said Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow, Director of the Center for Brain Health and an Associate Professor of Neurology. “When researchers work with clinicians, the research improves. When the clinicians work with the researchers, the clinical care improves.”
“Uniting our three professional schools, the Center for Brain Health is the only neuroscience research facility in the state that offers the comprehensive clinical aspects in treating patients. Once they are evaluated and treated medically, they’ll continue to be followed into the rehabilitation aspect of their care,” said Dr. Suzanne Tinsley, associate professor of neurological rehabilitation in the School of Allied Health Professions, which is home to the only nationally accredited neurological physical therapy residency program in Louisiana.