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
In this episode of “On Par,” hear from Dr. Jeffrey Carter, professor of surgery for LSU Health New Orleans and the Medical Director of the Burn Center for the University Medical Center New Orleans. He and his team developed a spray-on skin called ReCell, which has helped reduce the length of hospital stays and the mortality rate from burns by more than half. He’s a biomedical innovator and researcher who aggressively pursues healing and is passionate about teaching.
LSU Health, LCMC Health, Louisiana Cancer Research Center, and Tulane have agreed to key steps to accelerate the attainment of the first National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center in Louisiana.
LSU of Alexandria and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry have launched the first dental hygiene program in Central Louisiana, housed at an instructional site on LSUA’s campus and offering a two-year Bachelor of Science degree.
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.