LSU Health New Orleans Centers of Excellence have been designated by the Louisiana Board of Regents as statewide leaders in their areas of research. Each Center is charge with concentrating and building on its strengths and skills to help create better opportunities for the citizens of the State.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center stimulates interdisciplinary collaborative efforts for research and teaching and the dissemination of pertinent information in the area of alcohol and drug abuse. This Center enhances the research capabilities of scientists, stimulates collaborative research efforts, and strengthens educational activities in the biomedical aspects of alcohol and substance abuse throughout LSU Health New Orleans.
The Cardiovascular Center’s mission is to improve the understanding and management of cardiovascular diseases by developing a multidisciplinary approach that integrates close, collaborative efforts among programs in basic and clinical research, clinical management, prevention, and epidemiologic and genetic studies.
The Center for Oral and Craniofacial Biology promotes and facilitates research, intellectual stimulation, and a network for research opportunities and collaboration in oral health. The Center serves as a nucleus for both clinical and basic science research in the oral and craniofacial region.
The Epilepsy Center is dedicated to providing breakthrough multidisciplinary epilepsy research in pharmacology, neuroelectrophysiology, neuroimaging, neurosurgery, biomedical engineering and public health, which leads to newer treatments and potential cures such as epilepsy surgery.
The LSU Eye Center is recognized as a world leader in patient care, medical education, and in research to preserve and restore vision. Our faculty are known for pioneering work in laser vision correction, cataract and other refractive surgeries, viral and bacterial eye disease, corneal transplantation and cornea preservation, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, wound healing, drug delivery, contact lenses, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal diseases and degeneration.
The Louisiana Vaccine Center focuses interdisciplinary strengths in the basic and translational science of microbial pathogenesis, immunity and vaccine research to foster development of novel vaccines and therapies against infectious disease. The Center encompasses LSU Health New Orleans, Tulane HSC, and Xavier University of Louisiana, and is directed towards building a tower of strength, with education, research and development infrastructure to support growth and the commercialization of new discoveries.
The Neuroscience Center of Excellence is dedicated to the study of the fundamental principles of brain, retina and nerve function, and to contribute to understanding and conquering diseases of the nervous system. The Neuroscience Center is comprised of 15 teams led by independent faculty members who focus their research on cellular and molecular neuroscience, including the neurobiology of disease and translational neuroscience.
The Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center (SSSCC) conduct basic and clinical research with a focus on the prevention and treatment of cancer, particularly among underserved populations. It is part of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, which also includes the Cancer Center at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Xavier University, and the Ochsner Medical Center.