FROM STRONG ROOTS.

A HISTORY OF GROWTH & TRANSFORMATION.

In the early 1980's, Louisiana oilman C.B. "Doc" Pennington and his wife Irene, bestowed on Louisiana State University a $125 million gift to create "the biggest and best nutrition research center in the country." The gift would create a stunning 234-acre campus in Baton Rouge housing 688,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art laboratories, clinics, conference facilities and office space and become the foremost academic nutritional research institution in the world.

FROM STRONG ROOTS.

When the Pennington Biomedical Research Center opened its doors in 1988, the original mission statement was brilliantly simple: to improve the quality and length of life by studies of the effect of nutrition and other lifestyle factors on health and life span.

Since its founding, Pennington Biomedical has led the scientific community in achieving breakthrough research in nutrition, obesity and diabetes. For nearly twenty-five years, our scientists have helped to achieve and surpass Doc Pennington's mission by uncovering groundbreaking science in how diet, exercise and lifestyle affect the human body.

Pennington Biomedical has been at the forefront of linking the genetic and metabolic causes of chronic disease. Basic research, clinical studies and population-based science accomplished at Pennington Biomedical have led to important studies, discoveries, treatments in healthcare, and improved quality of life and wellness.