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Pennington Biomedical COBRE Announces Call for Pilot Grants

Released: Thursday, March 02, 2017

Funds are available to fund 4 to 8 P&F grants from the Pennington COBRE ("Mentoring in Obesity and Diabetes Research in LA", Dr. Thomas Gettys, PI).  Clinical/translational or basic science proposals may request budgets from $25,000 to $75,000.  The major objective of this program is to provide research support to test innovative hypotheses regarding metabolic diseases related to the COBRE and the Clinical Science Faculty at PBRC, as well as their collaborators and PIs at sister institutions within the LSU system.

More information can be found at under COBRE/Pilot Feasibility Grant

Key Dates:
April 3, 2017: Letters of Intent Due
June 1, 2017: Full Applications Due


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