Our Research Scientists at Pennington Biomedical are discovering the triggers of chronic diseases and improving human health at every stage of life. We have introduced a new vision: to lead the world in eliminating chronic diseases. We are helping people live Well Beyond the Expected.
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Pennington Biomedical to Host Inaugural Community Event
Doc's DASH 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run to Feature Healthy Fun for Families

BATON ROUGE, LA – On Saturday, September 27, 2014 LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center will host  a community 5K and 1-mile fun run and family event for all ages - "Doc's DASH."
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Pennington Biomedical Introduces Director of Biomedical Imaging Center
Carmichael will head team using cutting-edge biomedical imaging

BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center is proud to welcome Dr. Owen Carmichael as the director of the new Biomedical Imaging Center – one of the country’s only research-focused biomedical imaging facilities.
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LA CaTS Center Announces Appointment of Roadmap and Meritorious Post-Doctoral Scholars

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center, a statewide initiative funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently awarded the prestigious Roadmap Scholar distinction to three early career Louisiana scientists and the Meritorious Scholar distinction to a post-doctoral scientist.
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Pennington Biomedical to Host Parkinson's Disease Conference
Experts will gather July 19, 2014 to discuss current status and future of research on the disease

BATON ROUGE, LA - As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease - approximately 60,000 more are diagnosed each year.  In Louisiana, Parkinson's affects more than 65,000 individuals - one of the higher incidence rates in the nation.
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