Recent and ongoing funded clinical research at the Center has 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. Ongoing studies include 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; the effect of Hylenex infusion to prevent dehydration in nursing home residents; comparative immunization rates of Influenza, Pneumonia and Zostavax vaccines in LTC facilities.

Area LSU affiliated nursing homes and clinics in the New Orleans Metro area serve as clinical sites for clinical studies including John J. Hainkel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 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, mythology, 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.