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Pennington Biomedical announces new speaker series to engage the community

Released: Friday, June 09, 2017

Pennington Biomedical is hosting a new quarterly speaker series entitled "Discovering Opportunities for Change", aimed at showcasing the impactful research underway at the center.

The goal is to engage the community in hands-on sessions that demystify our science, inform community members of ways to get involved, and encourage their participation in our research studies. This series will provide another avenue to open our doors to the public to cultivate ambassadors for all facets of our research.

Each hour-long event will feature a Pennington Biomedical faculty or research team member who will share about their work and its impact on health.

Our first event will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Reilly Auditorium. If you’d like to share about your research at future events, please contact We welcome your thoughts and ideas!

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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 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