Clinical/Translational Research Initiative


LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans has established the Clinical/Translational Research Initiative to:

  • Address the challenges facing clinician/scientists identified in a white paper by the Research Council chaired by Dr. Nicolas Bazan

  • Change the research culture to better support clinical research

  • Improve the success of our recruitment and retention efforts in this area

  • Enhance the development of future clinician/scientists, thus strengthening our clinical research enterprise


Focus groups were charged with identifying problems and solutions associated with clinical/translational research Initiative. The focus group reports, as well as the white paper are posted below. Implementation of the Initiative will soon begin.


Promoting Clinician-Scientists at LSUHSC: Needs and Potential Solutions [White Paper] (PDF)

Research Council (Powerpoint)


Focus Group Reports:


Chancellor's Translational Research Opportunities Focus Group - Summary Document (PDF)

Clinical Research Project (PDF)

Clinical Trials Office (PDF)

Human Tissue Procurement Banking Services (PDF)

Incentives and Disincentives Committee (PDF)

Interdisciplinary Research at LSUHSC: Current Status, Impediments, and Recommendations (PDF)

Potential Solutions for Problems in Research in HCSD (PDF)