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  The Foundation:  About LSU Health Sciences Center  
  The LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation was founded in 1998 to support the charitable, scientific, and educational mission of the LSU Health Sciences Center. The Foundation is a private, institutionally related foundation formed to solicit donations and receive and manage funds including endowments for the benefit of LSUHSC. The Foundation is a private 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and defined by the IRS as a "public charity."

The LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans provides education, research, patient care services and community outreach. The Center educates health professionals and scientists at all levels. Its major responsibility is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, public health and basic sciences. Statewide programs of clinical and basic health science research are developed and expanded by the LSUHSC. This research results in publications, technology transfer and related economic enhancements to meet the changing needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation.

The history of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans began with the opening of the Medical School in 1931. A unique component of the LSU System, it is Louisiana’s largest academic health sciences center. LSUHSC New Orleans educates the majority of the state’s health professionals and health professions faculty through its six schools: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Graduate Studies and Public Health. And the Center’s eleven Centers of Excellence enable basic researchers and clinical investigators to combine resources, creating an environment that has lead to increased research success.

6 Schools
One of the very first in the nation to incorporate patient simulation into their curriculum, and with more advances in the works, the schools of the Health Sciences Center have remained the vanguard, driving technology and innovation to unprecedented levels. Through these six schools, LSUHSC New Orleans continues to educate the majority of Louisiana’s health care professionals. Important work, indeed.

  • LSUHSC New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions
  • LSUHSC New Orleans School of Dentistry
  • LSUHSC New Orleans School of Graduate Studies
  • LSUHSC New Orleans School of Medicine
  • LSUHSC New Orleans School of Nursing
  • LSUHSC New Orleans School of Public Health
      8 Centers of Excellence
    LSUHSC has pioneered the Centers of Excellence model in Louisiana – bringing together clinical and basic science researchers to share resources and spark innovation. Centers conduct research, education, and/or patient care. Functioning as interdisciplinary entities, each Center is headed by a Director, who reports to the relevant School Dean. Crossing traditional boundaries for schools, colleges, and departments, all of the 8 Centers contribute significantly to the continued growth in research productively at the Health Sciences Center. The results have truly been remarkable.

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence
  • Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
  • Epilepsy Center of Excellence
  • Eye Center of Excellence
  • Louisiana Vaccine Center of Excellence
  • Neuroscience Center of Excellence
  • Oral and Craniofacial Biology Center of Excellence
  • Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center of Excellence
    LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation
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    504-568-3712 (phone) - 504-568-3460 (fax)