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Sepsis is the No. 1 cause of death in hospitals and Louisiana leads the country with the highest rate of sepsis mortality, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hollis O’Neal, MD, Critical Care Physician at LSU Health Sciences Center and Medical Director of Research at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, was the national principal investigator that led to the creation of an FDA-cleared test for sepsis.

The Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research makes a bold $1.1M investment in big, emerging ideas.

LSU has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts to receive a Challenge America award to support the Collaborative Piano Institute at the LSU School of Music, a three-week annual summer program for up to 100 pianists, singers, composers, string instrumentalists and bassoonists.

Joe Carvalhido, vice president of advancement at the LSU Alumni Association, will assume presidency of the organization on Jan. 16 when Gordon Monk steps down after four years of service.

To further understand the impact of climate change on cultural and information repositories, the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. has awarded a grant to LSU School of Library & Information Science Associate Professor Edward Benoit III and LSU Department of Geography & Anthropology Associate Professor Jill Trepanier.

In order to preserve and to better understand the lives and cultures of ancient Louisiana peoples, large-scale salvage and investigation of archaeological sites is urgently needed, according to a new study by scientists at LSU.

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Energy is a core focus of LSU’s Scholarship First Agenda and Shell’s industry-leading partnership, investing $27.5 million in LSU, epitomizes the university’s commitment to working with global energy leaders to find new ways to fuel the nation. 
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