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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Center on Healthy Aging


(Approved by the Board of Regents, 1991)
Charles Cefalu, MD, MS, Director

It is the mission of the Center on Healthy Aging at the LSUHSC to promote top clinical research in the field of aging at area LSU affiliated clinical training sites in the New Orleans Metro area. The Center also collaborates on research initiatives with the LSU Pennington Research Facility in Baton Rouge regarding research initiatives in Aging.

Recent funded clinical research at the Center have included the following: Horizon Trial-Phase III Study to evaluate the effect of zolidronate in post-operative elderly post hip fracture-2001; Observational Study of the Association between Chronic Anemia and Nursing Home Residents; a cohort Study to evaluate the effect of epogen in elderly nursing home residents with anemia and chronic renal disease, an observational study evaluating the epidemiology of Gastroenteritis in nursing home residents, and a cohort study of Osteoporosis/Fall Risk in nursing home residents.

Area LSU affiliated nursing homes and clinics in the New Orleans Metro area serve as clinical sites for clinical studies including St. Ana’s Residence as well as affiliated LSU clinics.

Full time clinical faculty, a full-time research associate from the Section of Nephrology, LSUHSC, faculty from the Pennington Research Center in Baton Rouge and research assistants from the School of Public Health provide technical assistance and expertise in research design, methology, statistics and analysis of research.

Research opportunities exist for medical students, residents, fellows, MPH candidates and nursing and allied health students at clinical practice sites. St. Ana’s Residence, Chateau De Notre Dame in New Orleans and Chateau Living Center in Kenner, La.

Full time clinical faculty, a full-time research associate from the Section of Nephrology, LSUHSC, and research assistants from the School of Public Health provide technical assistance and expertise in research design, methodology, statistics and analysis of research.

Research opportunities exist for medical students, residents, fellows, MPH candidates and nursing and allied health students at clinical practice sites.