LA CaTS’ Community Research for Optimal Wellness Network to Host Free Open House at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

November 29, 2023

For more information, contact Joe Coussan,, 225-763-3049

BATON ROUGE – The Community Research for Optimal Wellness Network, or CROWN, is hosting a free open house to encourage members of the Baton Rouge community to discover more about the program and its services. The open house will include tours of the Pennington Biomedical facility, engaging activities, opportunities to meet esteemed scientists, and photos with Santa Claus.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Conference Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, La.

CROWN is the collaborative arm of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center, or LA CaTS, with the primary goal of connecting researchers and scientists with the local community, fostering a network among these groups to improve the quality of research, address health disparities and improve health outcomes.

D’Andra Odom
CROWN Coordinator, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Office: (225) 763-3093
Mobile: (318) 914-1199

 About the Pennington Biomedical Research Center
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the triggers of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. Pennington Biomedical has the vision to lead the world in promoting metabolic health and eliminating metabolic disease through scientific discoveries that create solutions from cells to society.  The Center conducts basic, clinical, and population research, and is affiliated with LSU.

The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 480 employees within a network of 40 clinics and research laboratories, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physician/scientists are supported by research trainees, lab technicians, nurses, dietitians, and other support personnel. Pennington Biomedical a state-of-the-art research facility on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge.

For more information, see

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808