Since the dawn of humankind, our brains were locked behind skulls and impossible to observe. Now, with innovative imaging techniques and novel therapies, we are unlocking the brain’s deepest mysteries.
The newly established Center for Brain Health brings together scientists and clinicians from across our campus to lead the way in neuroscience discoveries. Revolutionary research here focuses on traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Stroke trials through National Institutes of Health’s StrokeNet are only available at LSU Health Shreveport, discovering new treatments and pioneering early detection for those at risk of stroke. With the Children’s Center at the School of Allied Health Professions, kids in the Ark-La-Tex are tested for autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
LSU Health Shreveport is developing a comprehensive neuroscience faculty and a collaborative translational research environment. Every day, these scientists produce new brain health discoveries while improving access to care. This is especially important because our region suffers from a high rate of neurological diseases.
“You will help to treat many of the most pressing neuroscience conditions in our region. This research is vital: our region suffers from a high rate of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia.” -Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD