Pennington gets $16 million in defense grants
BATON ROUGE - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center has received two grants from the Department of Defense totaling nearly $16 million.
The military research and health promotion grants are in support of optimal nutrition, fitness, combat readiness, Warfighter performance and resilience.
The first grants, called CROWN 2 is for $7.3 million.
The second, WeightMeasurements and Standards for Soldiers 2 is for $8.2 million.
The funding was announced at a press conference at Pennington today with representatives of the U.S. and Louisiana military, research scientists, and LSU leaders.
According to William Cefalu, M.D., Pennington Biomedical's Executive Director, "Pennington Biomedical is now celebrating its 25th year, and for all of these years our center has been extremely honored to have played a part in contributing to military readiness by having our scientists collaborate on important research projects related to health, nutrition and performance of our solders with grants funded by the Department of Defense. We've worked together to develop and deliver "real world" programs and products that America's Warfighters use daily, whether deployed or at home."