Intense discovery work in the basic, clinical and population health sciences that aims to solve the significant health problems of our times.
Expert explorers revealing the latest scientific breakthrough; and those blazing futures trails in biomedical research.
At the heart of all medical advances, research trials lead the way to new paths for prevention, detection or treatment of disease.
Research trials are used to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe.
Find out more about how the trial process works, how volunteers are protected, and other national resources of interest for volunteers and scientists.
Free nutrition information on topics such as health properties of certain foods and what exercise is best for children.
Pennington Biomedical hosts events that bring scientific experts to the community on a variety of topics from the health benefits of plants to women's wellness and men's health.
Healthy eating can taste great too! Our metabolic kitchen has designed almost one hundred recipes that are good for you and taste great. Developed in our professional kitchen by registered dieticians, they cover all the favorites from pasta , popcorn balls and popsicles to smoothies, sliders and soups.
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At the forefront of translating science into solutions, technology transfer creates the bridge from the lab to the marketplace .
Find out about our state of the art equipment and services that are available to researchers around the world.
Our volunteers move science forward by participating in trials to test the safety and efficacy of new treatments, diagnostic services and pharmaceutical interventions
Start here with the FAQs. The future of biomedical innovation begins in academic research facilities. Find out more about patents, licensing and how you can become a partner.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a campus of Louisiana State University, is a world-renowned leader at the forefront of medical discoveries related to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. Our scientists conduct basic, clinical and population health research with the vision of leading the world in promoting metabolic health and eliminating metabolic disease through scientific discoveries that create solutions from cells to society.
On Friday, Dec. 1, Pennington Biomedical recognized employees celebrating years of service milestones for their tenure at the center. A total of 53 employees were honored, including two recognized for 35 years of service – Ray Allen in Computing Services and Yvette Gray in Fiscal Operations.
Dr. Robert Newton Jr., Professor of Physical Activity & Ethnic Minority Health for Pennington Biomedical Research Center, was recently awarded a $214,000 grant to study the health of African American families, particularly exploring if fathers can serve as catalysts for their children’s health. The grant, which was awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities division of the National Institutes of Health, will be used for Dr. Newton’s proof of concept study Fathers and Children Exercising Together, or FACEiT.
In the field of weight loss research, traditional approaches like diet and exercise have long taken center stage. But what if there were a hidden factor that could hold the key to unlocking the body’s calorie-burning potential? Meet Dr. Claire Berryman, Ph.D., RD, an enthusiastic dietitian and visionary researcher at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, who is on a quest to shed light on the intriguing connections between altitude and weight loss.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received $13.8 million for five years of research funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the ideal “dose” of behavioral interventions to treat childhood obesity in rural and minority communities across Louisiana and Tennessee.