LSU alumni make up 2 of every 3 Louisiana physicians, dentists, and veterinarians. With two health sciences centers in New Orleans and Shreveport and a research center dedicated to biomedical research—Pennington Biomedical—working alongside our Flagship and other campuses throughout the state, LSU is in the business of saving and improving lives and tackling our biggest health challenges, such as cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
Researchers Tiffany Stewart and Jennifer Rood launch four projects to improve the health, performance and resilience of the American solider and Louisiana guardsmen and cadets.
Burn surgeons at LSU Health New Orleans are helping first responders in military war zones and civilian life learn how to treat burn and blast injuries with $4.6 million in support from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command.
An interdisciplinary LSU research team is using artificial intelligence, or AI, to discover personalized cures for cancer more quickly and affordably.
LSU Health New Orleans and LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center have partnered to leverage new technologies, including artificial intelligence, or AI, in the fight against diet-related disease and health disparities in Louisiana through the Nutrition for Precision Health study.
Medical doctors are collaborating with computer scientists to improve care for patients with cavernous malformations, some of the most difficult-to-treat tumors in the head and spine.
Through a partnership with Capital Area Human Services District, one of Louisiana’s largest behavioral health providers, LSU leverages AI technology to catch early warning signs of serious mental illness and improve treatment.
Dr. Steven Heymsfield at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical is Louisiana’s only Amazon Scholar and one of the leading experts on body composition assessment in the world. He’s now collaborating with Amazon on improving their Halo Body health and wellness tracker.
Meet Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society and breast cancer survivor.
LSU Health Shreveport improves care through biomechanical research.
By leveraging technology, LSU PBRC researchers are putting science in the hands of soldiers and their families—and everyone.
What if there was a pill you could take each day that would prevent your blood sugar from going up and the fat you eat from being stored in your body? LSU PBRC researchers say it’s possible.
While almost all research on addiction to stimulants (such as meth and cocaine) remains focused on dopamine and the body’s pleasure-and-reward system, a researcher at LSU Health Shreveport, Nicholas Goeders, took a different approach. Instead of reward, he looked at stress.
Dr. Jeffrey Carter, associate professor of surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has spent over a decade developing a new technology for burn and wound care, known as spray-on skin.
Dr. Hollis “Bud” O’Neal is the medical director of research at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge and an LSU Health New Orleans alumnus.
On what used to be six racquetball courts, there are now three top-notch research labs dedicated to the study of human movement at LSU Shreveport (LSUS)—an exercise science lab, a motion analysis lab, and a motor behavior lab—collectively known as the Human Performance Lab.