The BRF created Envision Research in 2019 to seek and pursue new research initiatives and provide support for the conduct of clinical trials towards new treatments and diagnostics, improvement of patient care and economic development of North Louisiana.

The BRF supports clinical research for new treatments to keep patients well and encourage economic growth. The mission of Envision Research is to initiate and support clinical and translational research initiatives in North Louisiana.

Envision Research develops and supports new research initiatives. Among its activities are implementing seed funding support for proof of concept collaborative projects of translational potential by research groups in North Louisiana, sponsoring a national biomedical conference, and developing currently unavailable research services for the region.


Improve healthcare through excellence in translational and clinical research.


Operate as a catalyst for innovative and successful research collaborations.


Collaboration. Innovation. Efficiency. Integrity. Patient-centric.

Envision Research plays a significant role in establishing research collaborations with community physicians, start-up companies, academic medical centers and research institutions.

Envision Research is headed by Vassia Roulia, Executive Director for Envision Research.
Contact: or 318-716-4131

Find out more at the Envision Research website.


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Diversify and grow our region’s economy.



Operate as a catalyst to expand and develop research, entrepreneurship and high-growth businesses in our region.



Innovation. Collaboration. Problem Solving. Bold Action.

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