Health & Well-being | Focused for the Future

Health & Well-being

LSU believes that Louisianans deserve access to the best care, and we are relentless in our pursuit to deliver on their urgent needs for improved health and well-being.


$39.3 million

in cancer-related research grants held by LSU


place awarded to LSU Health New Orleans’ Louisiana Tumor Registry every year since 2009

$100 million

estimated in economic return to the state within four years after LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center's bariatric/metabolic surgery program is established



Improving Health

  • LSU Health New Orleans and Shreveport use genomic sequencing to match the specific DNA of a patient’s tumor to the most effective chemotherapy treatment.

Improving Wellness

  • The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education and the LSU AgCenter Smart Bodies program are nationally recognized, innovative programs of nutrition and physical activities integrated into Louisiana elementary schools to help prevent childhood obesity.



In the Field

Assistant Professor Amanda Staiano researches how technology-mediated physical activity can help children who are most at risk for obesity and chronic disease.





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