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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Research Institute for Children


(Approved by the Board of Regents, 2005)
Seth Pincus, MD, Director

The Research Institute for Children (RIC) established in 1998 is a joint collaboration among Children’s Hospital, LSU Health Sciences Center (New Orleans) and the University of New Orleans. The RIC is housed in the Research and Education Building on the Children’s Hospital campus and is supported by Children’s Hospital. The overall objective of the RIC is to promote and conduct medical and basic science research in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pediatric illnesses, particularly infectious diseases, and diabetes. A secondary objective is to provide research training for academic scientists, both basic and translational. To accomplish this, a strong core of basic scientists interacts with clinical faculty from LSUHSC and Children’s Hospital. Trainees include undergraduate and graduate students, and both clinical and basic postdoctoral fellows. The individuals trained within these basic science laboratories will become the translational and clinical researchers who fulfill the ultimate mission of the RIC.