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Pennington Biomedical COBRE Announces Call for Pilot Grants

Released: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Funds are available to fund 4 to 8 P&F grants from the Pennington COBRE. Clinical/translational or basic science proposals may request budgets from $25,000 to $75,000, although it should be noted that budget requests near the upper limit are most likely to be approved for clinical projects. The major objective of this program is to provide research support to test innovative hypotheses regarding metabolic diseases and other pilot studies related to the COBRE and Clinical Science Faculty at PBRC, as well as their collaborators and PIs at sister institutions within the LSU system. The COBRE will give its highest priority to research related to obesity and diabetes, including excellent projects that relate to this global theme through nutritional interventions or preventive medicine approaches.

Letters of Intent are due April 1, 2016

For more information: https://lacatsfunding.pbrc.edu/members/researchfunding/default.aspx or contact Cindi Tramonte (COBRE Business Coordinator) at Cindi.Tramonte@pbrc.edu or 225-763-2807

*Please note: Only investigators from institutions within the LSU System are eligible to apply.

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About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes four research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Research Institute for Children at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by 1 U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit www.lacats.org.