LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans

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LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
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Established 1931
Type Public
Chancellor Larry H. Hollier, MD, FACS, FACC, FRCS (Eng.)
Academic staff 649
Students 2,699
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Campus Urban
Website http://www.lsuhsc.edu/

The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the home of six schools (including one of two LSU medical schools), 12 Centers of Excellence, and two patient care clinics. Due to Hurricane Katrina, the School of Dentistry was temporarily located in Baton Rouge but has since returned to its campus in New Orleans.[1] It resumed operations in New Orleans in September 2007.[2] As a state school, it mostly accepts residents of the state of Louisiana with the exception of combined M.D./Ph.D. students and also children of alumni. As of the 2012 application cycle, up to 40 out-of-state applicants will be accepted.

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The LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine was founded in 1931 commissioned by Huey Long.[3] It was originally located at 1542 Tulane Avenue, adjacent to the then-rebuilt Charity Hospital building, which was completed in 1939.

The School of Graduate Studies was established in 1965, followed by the School of Dentistry in 1966, the School of Nursing in 1968, and the School of Allied Health Professions in 1970. The School of Public Health was founded in 2003.[4]

In the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina, LSUHSC-NO suffered drastically lowered capacity at its two teaching hospitals, Charity Hospital, and University Hospital. LSUHSC-NO went 15 months without the use of either facility, and was forced to set up a trauma center in a vacant shopping center. University Hospital was extensively renovated before reopening on November 20, 2006. The fate of Charity Hospital was a more controversial issue. Grassroots efforts to restore the Charity Hospital building failed when it was deemed by an arbitration panel to be more than 50% damaged.

State and LSU officials are moving forward with the construction of a $1.0 billion teaching hospital in the Galvez-Tulane area of New Orleans. Projected to open in 2015, the University Medical Center 'will be a hurricane-hardened, state-of-the-art academic medical center for medical, dental, and allied health education; 21st century healthcare; and bioscience research.'[5] This new facility is expected to be one of the anchors of New Orleans' burgeoning biomedical research corridor. [6]

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LSUHSC Teaching Hospitals[edit]

LSUHSC Clinics[edit]

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