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Pennington Biomedical Research Chief Business Development Officer Named President-Elect of Leading International Tech Transfer Organization

Baton Rouge, LA – The chief business development officer at LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center – Dr. David Winwood – has been chosen by the membership of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) to serve as president-elect of the organization. AUTM is an international association which advances research discoveries through academic technology transfer. Winwood was inaugurated at AUTM's annual meeting in New Orleans this week.
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Pennington Biomedical Research Collaboration Targets Obesity Causes in Two of the Largest Genetic Studies to Date
Studies could lead to better treatments for obesity

Baton Rouge, LA – Pennington Biomedical Research Center released the results of the two largest-ever genome-wide studies of obesity which could lead to a better understanding of the causes of the disease and to new evidence-based treatments. The results provide researchers with better clues about what kind of genetic factors contribute to obesity as well as the genetic factors that play a role in where fat is stored in the body.
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Pennington Biomedical Launches Child-Focused Obesity Reduction Initiative
Obesity Toolkit equips primary care physicians for early weight interventions

Baton Rouge, LA - LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center today announced the launch of its new Childhood Obesity Treatment Toolkit, which provides integrative strategies for reducing and treating obesity in children across Louisiana. Through a partnership with Baptist Community Ministries, Pennington Biomedical is joining with primary care physicians throughout Louisiana to implement weight reduction initiatives that have demonstrated success in primary care settings.
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Economic Burden of Diabetes Demonstrates Need for Early Intervention
New report shows cost to Louisiana tops $5 billion yearly

Baton Rouge, LA - As the rate of diabetes in America continues to increase, alarming new numbers show that the cost to the U.S. and Louisiana in particular, is staggering. The direct and indirect costs of diabetes in Louisiana have risen to $5.4 billion per year according to a study published today in the December issue of Diabetes Care. Nationally, the price tag for the disease has grown to $322 billion per year in excess medical costs and lost productivity. Diabetes now accounts for 1 out of every 10 health care dollars spent, pointing to a bolstered need for intervention during the prediabetes state.
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