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President & CEO Named to Lead Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation

Baton Rouge, LA - Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation today announced the selection of a new president and chief executive officer to lead the organization. Following an extensive national search, noted fundraising executive Carol M. Dreher has been named to the post.
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Leading Diabetes Researcher Honored by Pennington Biomedical
World-renowned diabetes and obesity scientist also set to present research

Baton Rouge, LA – LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans joined today to present C. Ronald Kahn, MD with an honorary Doctorate of Medicine Honoris Causa at LSUHSC’s 141st Commencement. At ceremonies this morning in New Orleans, Kahn was honored for his extraordinary scientific achievements in diabetes and obesity research. He is one of the world’s leading diabetes scientists and served as chair of Pennington Biomedical’s 2014 external advisory board.
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Collaboration Targets Health Risks in West Carroll Parish
Pioneering partnership to provide education and support for at-risk residents

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center today released the results of a leading-edge collaboration that reveals significantly greater health disparities in West Carroll Parish than health authorities previously recognized. The report also provides an innovative path forward to improving health for the parish's at-risk residents.
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