Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) was established in September 2001 with Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks (BRIN) funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Grant P20RR016456, the LBRN is committed to raising the research competitiveness of Louisiana researchers. IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is the second phase of the BRIN Program when LBRN initially started. Currently, LBRN is in the third phase with continued funding by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Grant 8P20GM103424 and the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund.
LBRN is the result of a collaboration between:
Louisiana State University (LSU)
Louisiana State University-Shreveport (LSU-S)
Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech)
Southern University and A&M College (SUBR)
University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM)
Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA)
LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO)
LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport (LSUHSC-S)
Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC)
Tulane Medical Center
Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC)
Summer Research Program Campus:
Grambling State University
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
McNeese State University
Nicholls State University
Northwestern State University
Our Lady of the Lake College
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern University at New Orleans
Southern University at Shreveport
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of New Orleans
All PUI campuses listed above
The goals of LBRN are to:
- Maintain and expand the previously established state-wide infrastructure and intellectual research network supporting interdisciplinary biomedical research.
- Expand and improve the critical mass of biomedical investigators at primary PUI campuses through the support of mentored research, and enhanced communication.
- Increase student interest in biomedical research careers throughout Louisiana by providing summer research opportunities to all institutions within the State.
- Evaluate, assess and continuously monitor the progress within LBRN through detailed tracking of research accomplishments, the development of human resources, and productive collaborations among participating institutions.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 18 2012 @ 11:10 AM CDT|Hits: 23,368