Scientists at Pennington Biomedical Research Center have an unwavering dedication to searching for The Answer to chronic disease that affects us all. From Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to diabetes, obesity, children’s health and more, researchers right here in Baton Rouge are dedicated to translating science into solutions to create a healthier Louisiana and global community.

Help move Pennington Biomedical's research forward by joining us for:

The Answer . . .

Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation’s entertaining, interactive fundraising trivia gameshow event.


Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.


C.B. Pennington Jr. Building at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808


We need your support to help fund world-class research on chronic disease.


Get tickets, learn how to sponsor the event or organize a team, volunteer or donate by contacting Marci Gaines at or (225) 763-2795.

Why support Pennington Biomedical?

Pennington Biomedical translates science into solutions.
Since its inception as a chronic disease research center nearly 30 years ago, LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center has become a world leader in chronic disease research and has changed the way people eat, exercise and age. Pennington Biomedical collaborates with partners across the state and around the world to improve human health across the lifespan.

Pennington Biomedical has leveraged investments for discovery.
- We have been involved in the development of all approved obesity medications on the market today, as well as key diabetes medications.
- Our scientists are some of the most sought after and cited researchers in the world, with more than 4,600 publications attributed to Pennington Biomedical over the past two decades and more than 116,000 citations by other authors and experts.
- We have a first-of-its-kind infant whole body calorimeter that helps researchers better understand infant metabolism and improving health early in the lifespan.

Pennington Biomedical impacts community health in Louisiana and around the world.
- The U.S. Department of Defense has partnered with Pennington Biomedical for nearly 30 years as the primary provider of nutritional information for the U.S. military, retirees and their families. One of many projects underway now is a first of its kind study seeking to improve solider endurance and resilience.
- Thousands of individuals from every parish in Louisiana have been a part of Pennington Biomedical’s research studies in an effort to improve health in our state.
- The Translational Research Clinic for Children (TReCC) at Pennington Biomedical is dedicated to the study of pediatric obesity and diabetes. The TReCC aims to improve health for the next generation of Louisiana’s children by translating research from the laboratory into the community.
- Pennington Biomedical’s Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention (IDRP) is the only Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Site between Houston and Birmingham, making it a destination for people in the tristate area and ranking its research among the likes of Harvard, Yale and the Mayo Clinic.