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Pennington Biomedical and the U.S. Military


April 18, 2024 · Baton Rouge, LA

Since 1988, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center has supported the U.S. Military and has become the No. 1 provider of nutrition science for the Department of Defense, or DOD. Over the years, that relationship has grown to include research focused on all aspects of readiness, performance and resilience.  

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 conducts basic, clinical, and population research, and is a campus of the LSU System. The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 530 employees within a network of 44 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 is a state-of-the-art research facility on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge.

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