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NORC Pilot Grant Opportunity

Released: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Pennington NORC is pleased to announce a Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program (the full text of the Application Instructions is attached or can be found here as a PDF under Related Files). This program is intended to provide research support to test innovative hypotheses from individuals or multidisciplinary teams 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. 

Questions about the P/F grant program can be directed to:

Randy Mynatt, PhD.
Director, P/F Grant Program
randall.mynat@pbrc.edu
(225) 763-3100

Jacqueline Fox
NORC Administrator
jacqueline.fox@pbrc.edu
(225) 763-2686

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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.