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CLINICAL SCIENCE

The World Health Organization notes that roughly 80% of

all deaths worldwide are the result of non-communicable

diseases (NCDs), or chronic diseases. Pennington

Biomedical clinical science faculty and staff are dedicated

to research development to alleviate this public health

burden.

Clinical research is vital to our mission and is at the center

of translational biomedical research that is advancing

discovery from the bench to the bedside. Our clinical faculty

and researchers are dedicated to improving the health of

patients of all ages affected by chronic diseases such

as obesity, diabetes and some cancers leading to better

physical and cognitive functionality from pediatrics to

older age. In collaboration with basic scientists, our clinical

scientists design and implement novel studies that yield

advances on the mechanisms, prevention, and diagnosis

and treatment strategies.

During this report period, our clinical science faculty

secured $16,228,307 from federal funds and other

contracts to conduct our innovative research. There are

currently 56 ongoing clinical studies. Our strategy includes

clinical evaluation of research participants, clinical testing

in these volunteers, education, administration of behavioral

strategies to cope with lifestyle interventions, enrollment

in pharmacological studies for weight management – all

directed at translating science into outcomes for better

health.

FACULTY

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RESEARCH STAFF

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