LSU has the intellectual capital to make Louisiana a role model for improving the world’s health outcomes, and we must meet that potential.Give Now
By providing solutions that improve health, quality of life, and longevity, we will reduce chronic diseases. Every day, on our campuses throughout Louisiana, we leverage our collective expertise and research capabilities to create and implement strategies that transform health and well-being through research, education, clinical studies, interventions, and outreach. With increased funding, we can positively affect the socioeconomic outlook for individuals from all walks of life who are in need of leading-edge care and compassion.
LSU believes the people of our state deserve access to the best care, and we are relentless in our pursuit to deliver on their urgent needs for improved health and well-being. Our innovative approach is broad and far-reaching, ranging from using 3-D scanner technology to create new cancer treatments to developing Louisiana’s first music therapy program at a public university. The students we educate and support today will build on our successes as they continue this vital work decades to come.
Sara Green Mele, MS, CCC-SLP, is fierce for giving a voice to patients with degenerative diseases. Mele is a speech language pathologist and clinical faculty member for the Adult Neuro Clinic in the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences. She and her colleagues use voice-banking technology to help patients with diseases like ALS to record their voices so they can communicate in the future.