Do you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or just want to learn how to live a healthier life? Pennington Biomedical Research Center invites people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the exciting research studies being conducted here at the Center. The studies are at no charge to you, and many of them offer compensation for volunteers who participate.



Every health treatment, every cure, every drug on the market today came to us because of people like you helped move science forward. Pennington Biomedical has 20+ clinical trials underway on the cutting edge of medicine. We need the help of 1,000+ volunteers to get the job done.

Be on the front lines of a healthier Louisiana. Click on a study below or call 225-763-3000 to learn how you can be a volunteer!

If you don't see a trial that fits your interests or needs, click here to complete a questionnaire and we will contact you about future studies you may qualify for.

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Study Name
APECS - 26 month mild cognitive impairment study
Apple & Pear - 6 month general health study for women
Cherry Juice II - 8 week general health study
Cranberry - 10 week pre-diabetes study
D2d - Multi-year pre-diabetes study
DRIVE - 5 month pediatric study
EMPAC - 3 week pediatric diabetes/prevention study
GRADE - Multi-year type 2 diabetes study
GRAZING - 1 month general health study
MARCAP - 1-7 day general health study
Mom2Baby Pilot - 4 month women's health study
MomEE - 18 month women's health study
Noble - 56 week Alzheimer's disease study
PRIDE - 9 month women's health study for females diagnosed with gestational diabetes
Raspberry - 2 week diabetes study
RISE - 26 week women's health study
RoAD - 39 month Alzheimer's disease study
STARCH - 4 month "pre-diabetes" prevention study
Timed Eating - 4 month nutrition study


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