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Dr. Leanne Redman, Pennington Biomedical, Awarded $2.9M grant using LA CaTS Community Resource

Released: Monday, May 27, 2019

Dr. Leanne Redman, Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, was awarded a $2.9 million grant from NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to test a new program called “Healthy Beginnings” in partnership with the Louisiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Click HERE to view the press release for more details.

Dr. Redman is a past LA CaTS scholar and pilot grant awardee. Dr. Redman utilized LA CaTS Center resources, specifically involved the Baton Rouge Community Advisory Board in the planning stages of her proposal to NIH.
Click the links below to view the news clips related to Dr. Redman’s award and recognition.

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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