Good Health is Good Business 2019-04-24T19:24:31+00:00



Finding Answers for Future Generations

John Kovich made a career out of solving problems. For more than 34 years, the chemical engineer applied a combination of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematical principles to meet the daily challenges that arose in the operation of ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Chemical Plant. So, when his wife, Faye, was diagnosed [...]

Pennington Biomedical Supports the U.S. Military Every Day

During Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations, many businesses proudly fly the American flag and bring out the red, white, and blue bunting to honor both those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country and those who are currently serving in U.S. Military. But, year-round, [...]

A Recipe for a Healthier Louisiana – 2,000 Nutritious Calories a Day

Not all calories are created equal. Some are nutrient rich. Others are “empty” calories. At LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Professor Catherine Champagne, Ph.D., R.D., and Director of the Metabolic Kitchen Renee Puyau, R.D., L.D.N., have prepared a sample menu with recipes to help you visualize how 2,000 healthy calories can be [...]

Changing the Culture: Eating for You, Not for Two

For many generations, society has embraced the idea that pregnant women are “eating for two.” That old adage is frequently invoked as mothers-to-be are encouraged to abandon restraint and overindulge in every food craving in the name of nutrition. It might have been sound advice back in the 1950s. Back [...]

Bringing Scientists Back Home to Louisiana

Efforts to retain Louisiana’s best and brightest high school students in state often make the headlines. However, relatively little attention is focused on how to keep those brilliant minds in the Bayou State after they complete college, master’s or Ph.D. programs. No matter where they receive their degrees, many Louisiana [...]

A Window Into Pennington Biomedical’s World-Class Research Center

Its beautiful building and park-like campus might be an iconic East Baton Rouge Parish landmark. Still, few Louisianans really understand what goes on inside LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center at 6400 Perkins Road. So, as the Pennington Biomedical celebrates its 30th anniversary, here’s a window into the Capital City’s [...]


LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center puts science to work for a healthier Louisiana. A world research leader right here in Louisiana, our mission is to discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan.