LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center puts science to work for a healthier Louisiana and beyond. Pennington Biomedical's vision is to lead the world in eliminating chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and cancer through innovative research at the basic, clinical, and population health levels. At Pennington Biomedical, we are helping people live well beyond the expected.

Fund 1 – Annual Fund for Excellence

Diseases are interconnected – so is our research and so is our funding. The Annual Fund for Excellence raises critical unrestricted funds that support our researchers to accelerate the exploration of new ideas, innovative techniques, life-changing programs, and powerful technologies. Gifts to this fund help make new and existing programs competitive for state and federal grants, drive community programming and impact, allow our researchers to purchase necessary equipment, and support the Center in recruiting and retaining top talent from around the world.

Fund 2 – Executive Director Priority Fund

The Executive Director Priority Fund provides leadership the capacity and flexibility to address emerging scientific opportunities and pressing challenges in biomedical research, especially those with the potential for extraordinary impact, as well as a range of other unanticipated but essential opportunities which help promote and support the work of Pennington Biomedical.

Our Giving Day Challenges

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