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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Southeastern, Pennington Biomedical Form Partnership to Fight Obesity in Children

HAMMOND - A new and unique program in Louisiana will allow college students to receive real-world training in preparation for careers working with children who are struggling with their weight.
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Pennington Biomedical Finding Helps Curb Hunger and Cravings
Spinach extract may be used as dietary supplement

Baton Rouge, LA – Scientists at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center have tested and confirmed the effectiveness of a new spinach-based dietary supplement that cuts hunger and increases the feeling of fullness—an important discovery for the millions of people who struggle with their appetite and who may also crave fatty or salty foods.
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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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