Committee of 100 helps fund COVID-19 testing via LSU Health Shreveport

The Shreveport Bossier Committee of One Hundred, Inc. presented LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor, G. E. Ghali MD with $7,500 in support of the community testing being provided by Emerging Viral Threat (EVT) Lab at LSU Health Shreveport.  The designated use of this financial support is to assist in expanding and enhancing LSU Health Shreveport’s COVID-19 response efforts.

“The Committee of One Hundred recognizes the enormous impact LSU Health Shreveport is making on community testing and by conducting life-saving research on the coronavirus.  We are honored to support their work, which in turn supports our community and beyond” stated Mark Evans, Chair of the Committee of 100 Healthcare subcommittee.

Dr. G. E. Ghali shared, “Financial support by our community is incredibly meaningful to our outstanding faculty who have been working tirelessly to address numerous aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funding provided by the Committee of One Hundred is essential for the Emerging Viral Threat Lab to be able to continue the costly endeavor of conducting antibody/serology testing, making testing kits, and processing of COVID-19 tests.”

The Emerging Viral Threat Lab at LSU Health Shreveport has processed more than 11,000 tests, of which over 6,000 have been from Caddo Parish.