LSU's Top 10 Academic Wins of 2022
December 31, 2022
LSU is an academic and research powerhouse. It has been a phenomenal year of growth and success at LSU. Over the final 10 days of 2022, we have celebrated 10 wins for LSU that will impact and enhance Louisiana and the world.
A Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations
The National Security Agency’s recognition of excellence in cybersecurity validates and accelerates LSU’s leadership in education and research, laying the foundation for national prominence in cyber talent and technology development.
LSU Health New Orleans’ Dr. Augusto Ochoa Earns Prestigious National Cancer Institute Award for Cancer Research
The National Cancer Institute chose LSU Health New Orleans’ Dr. Augusto Ochoa as the 2022 recipient of its most prestigious award honoring excellence in community-based cancer research. Dr. Ochoa received the Harry Hynes Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Trials and Community Research. Dr. Ochoa leads the only statewide cancer clinical trials program in Louisiana.
$20 Million Federal Grant to Improve Louisiana Health Disparities and Outcomes
Eleven major Louisiana research institutions including, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and LSU Health New Orleans, will address health disparities and improve health outcomes in the state’s underserved population.
Students and Faculty Excel in Scholarships and Fellowships
This year saw increased national recognition of outstanding LSU student and faculty success. LSU has the only Udall Scholar in Louisiana and the first Carnegie Fellows in LSU history.
LSU and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Collaborate to Protect Coastal Communities and Climate-Proof National Defense
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with LSU experts to design strategies to protect our coastal communities and the nation’s coastal defense infrastructure.
Scholarship First Agenda Advancement Thanks to Largest Funding Investment in Louisiana Higher Education History
With the largest funding investment in Louisiana's higher education history, we are already making headway on enhancements and projects across the LSU system.
Shell Invests $27.5 Million in LSU Energy Innovation
Shell’s leading gift, the largest philanthropic investment in LSU’s energy-related initiatives, established the LSU Institute for Energy Innovation and will support construction of the LSU Our Lady of the Lake Health Interdisciplinary Science Building.
Faculty Expertise Garners Record Research Funding
Faculty across the LSU system have earned $324 million in research funding this year. What does it mean for Louisiana? More research and development in agriculture, biomedicine, coast, defense, energy and other fields vital to the state.
LSU and Southern University Sign Momentous “A&M Agenda” Partnership
The A&M Agenda between LSU and Southern University will expand the collective impact of the two institutions, in partnership, throughout Greater Baton Rouge, the state of Louisiana, and the Delta and Gulf Coast regions.
Our Lady of the Lake Health and LCMC Invest $245 Million to Transform Healthcare
The combined commitments to LSU include $160 million in support of academics and $85 million in support of athletics over the next 10 years.