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.
LSU Develops Patent-Pending Bait to Fight the ‘Pigdemic’
Wild, invasive pigs cause more than $90 million in damage to Louisiana farms each year and pose a growing threat to the environment, people and other animals.
State Investment in LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Helps Address National Vet Shortage
Initial $2.2 million in state investment is propelling the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine toward a bold goal of almost doubling admissions by next year from 120 to 200.
Optimizing Military Health and Performance
Scientists Claire Berryman and Stephen Hennigar joined LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center to build on three decades as the leading academic provider of nutrition science for the Department of Defense.
LSU Health Shreveport Expansion Outlines Bright Future for Students, Region
With the new Center for Medical Education and Emerging Viral Threats more than 75 percent complete and on track to open this fall, students and leaders at LSU Health Shreveport are starting to see the impact the new building will have on them, their careers and health in north Louisiana.
Building a Pipeline for Dental Care
With $520K in state support, LSU is expanding the LSU Health New Orleans dental hygiene program to LSU Alexandria to address acute workforce needs in central Louisiana.
Solving Cancer, Together
With investment by the state, LSU is attracting and supporting top research talent to solve some of the biggest challenges in cancer care for patients and families, starting with Louisianans.
LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Improves Military Performance and Resilience
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.
LSU Health New Orleans Leads Education to Treat Burn and Blast Injuries
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.
LSU Health Shreveport, LSUS Use AI to Treat Cavernous Malformations
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.
AI Smartphone App Helps Mentally Ill, Families, Caregivers
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.
LSU Health New Orleans, PBRC Use AI to Unlock a Person’s Ideal Diet
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.
Amazon Taps LSU to Fight Obesity, Diabetes Using Smartphones and AI
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.
Research Team Builds AI Cancer Drug Discovery Engine
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 Supports Musicians and Artists
Meet Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society and breast cancer survivor.
Caring in the Extreme: Personalized Care for Northwest Louisiana
LSU Health Shreveport improves care through biomechanical research.