Elite Faculty Accomplishments Celebrated at LSU Presidential Laurel Event

November 8, 2023

Pennington Biomedical's Dr. Leanne Redman honored for TOPS  Achievement Award

For more information, contact Ernie Ballard, ernie.ballard@pbrc.edu, 225-763-2677

Leanne Redman and William F. Tate IVBATON ROUGE – LSU President William F. Tate IV and LSU’s Boyd Professors celebrated four faculty members during the Presidential Laurel recognition ceremony in October, including Pennington Biomedical's Dr. Leanne Redman.

In its second year, this event highlights the exceptional academic, creative, and research accomplishments of faculty from all eight LSU institutions over the last academic year. This award is very selective, with a goal of highlighting the exceptional stature of our collective faculty in their respective fields while celebrating success and encouraging aspiration among peers.

The following faculty were honored:

  • Leanne Redman- TOPS Achievement Award, the Obesity Society 
  • Tina Harris- National Communication Association’s Distinguished Scholar
  • Peter Clift- Lyell Medal, Geological Society of London 
  • George Voyiadjis- Blaise Pascal Medal 2023 in Engineering

Potential honorees are considered by nomination only, with final selection made via vote by the body of Boyd Professors, with highest consideration placed on the merit of selectivity and exclusivity of the award. 

The rank of LSU Boyd Professor is the highest and most prestigious academic rank at LSU that is awarded to faculty who have achieved national or international recognition for outstanding research, teaching and achievements.

Also in attendance were the LSU Board of Supervisors, 2023 honorees and their families, 2022 honorees, deans, President’s cabinet and leadership representatives from across campuses.

Since Dr. Redman and Dr. Clift were unable to attend the ceremony, they were recognized with their medals by President Tate at the University Administration Building. 

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. The Center architected the national “Obecity, USA” awareness and advocacy campaign to help solve the obesity epidemic by 2040. 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 www.pbrc.edu.

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