The Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes

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The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is an internationally recognized nutrition research center with about 400,000 sf of research space. Its 80-member faculty apply multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the interactions between nutrition, health and chronic disease primarily as it relates to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and aging. The Center has made significant investments in a range of cutting edge technologies including metabolic chambers, metabolic kitchen facilities, mass spectrometry laboratories, confocal microscopy suite, genomics, proteomics, microarrays and transgenics and has both inpatient and outpatient facilities for clinical studies. Further information on current faculty and their research may be found at All faculty appointments are academic appointments within the Louisiana State University System. Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center invites qualified applicants to apply for a full professor position to be appointed to the Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes. The chair holder is anticipated to be a Pediatrian with a national and international reputation as an accomplished researcher. The chair holder will run a well funded research program and have a strong publication record and leadership abilities. The chair holder will have demonstrated ability to work well with other scientists in collaborative research and be active in professional organizations. The anticipated focus of research will be in childhood obesity and the impact of that disease on the emerging epidemic of type 2 diabetes and other juvenile metabolic diseases.
Cefalu, William T.
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