With eight institutions spanning Louisiana and all levels of higher education and research, LSU brings together top talent and resources, ranging from clinical biomedical research to artificial intelligence, to improve health outcomes.
Together with our partners, we will pursue National Cancer Institute designation to ensure that sustained, premier cancer care and research are accessible for every Louisianan close to home.
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- 70 percent of physicians in Louisiana trained here
- 75 percent of licensed dentists in Louisiana trained here
- Nearly 50 percent of the LSU Health New Orleans graduates chose to remain in Louisiana to complete their medical training this year.
- In the last ten years, LSU Health New Orleans has been awarded more than $450 million in research, leading to 370+ inventions, 40+ patents, 50+ licenses, and nearly $5 million in commercialization and industry partnering revenues.
- 70 percent of the physicians in North Louisiana either attended medical school or did their residency/fellowship training at LSU Health Shreveport.
- Provides a direct economic impact of $600 million in the Shreveport region
- Combined with the economic impact ($2.4 billion) of its practicing alumni, LSUHS has a total economic impact of over $3 billion on North Louisiana.
- $890 million in grant funding
- Every faculty member produces roughly five jobs in the local economy.
- For every $1 in state funding, Pennington's research generates $3 in external funding.
- Pennington's clinical trials and research studies have engaged nearly 44,000 individuals from every parish in Louisiana in an effort to improve the health of our state.
- About one in three people are diagnosed with cancer at some time in their life, and about one in five dies of cancer.
- A total of 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,360 deaths from cancer are expected to occur in the U.S. in 2022, which is about 1,670 deaths a day.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the overall obesity rate among U.S. adults is 41.9 percent. More than 38 percent of Louisiana residents are obese. The economic effect is substantial, costing the U.S. healthcare system nearly $173 billion a year.
- According to the U.S. Bureau Of Labour Statistics (BLS), the demand for biomedical engineers has grown by 14% in 2020.
Biomedical Research in Action
A new partnership between a Pennington Biomedical physician-researcher and an LSU School of Medicine oncologist has led to early detection and treatment of the fastest-growing cancer in young women in Louisiana.
LSU Kinesiology Professor Senlin Chen, PhD, and his team are developing a novel obesity prevention program to use in Louisiana schools, combining such tactics as virtual pets and coaches with the best science to encourage healthy behaviors.
In this episode of "On Par," meet the LSU student who's in a league of her own: scholar student and undergraduate researcher, Kenedi Lynch. Kenedi is a senior in the Ogden Honors College. She is a 2023 Goldwater Scholar and Astronaut Scholar, as well as a Stamps Scholar. She's the president of LSU's Research Ambassadors and the President of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-medical honor society on campus. Find out how she balances it all and what she still hopes to accomplish as a future physician-scientist.
Healthcare professionals and scientists trained at LSU Health New Orleans
Pennington Biomedical is a leader in nutrition research for our U.S. military soldiers, retirees, and family members
LSU Health Shreveport's direct and indirect total economic impact on North Louisiana
Biomedical Academic Programs
LSU has a variety of academic programs and courses for undergraduate and graduate students interested in biomedical research and related fields.