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Pennington Biomedical's NORC Announces Call for Pilot Grants

Released: Monday, May 09, 2016

To all LA CaTS Center Full-time Associate or Assistant Professors, Instructors, and senior post-doctoral fellows,

The Pennington Biomedical's Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is pleased to announce a Special 2016 Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program (the full text of the Application Instructions can be found here). This program is intended to provide research support to test innovative hypotheses from a multidisciplinary team involving nutrition/obesity-related research. This research should involve some aspect of nutrient absorption, nutrient metabolism, cellular nutrient sensing or signaling, intervention/treatment response, and genetic aspects of nutrition-related chronic diseases. 

The program enables investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies. 

Who is eligible:

Questions about the P/F grant program can be directed to:
Randy Mynatt, PhD.
Director, P/F Grant Program
(225) 763-3100

Jacqueline Fox
NORC Administrator
(225) 763-2686


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 six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  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 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