Pennington Biomedical is proud to be home to six NIH-funded research centers.  Funded by center grants, these prestigious designations are awarded to institutions with groups of established investigators working in areas of scientific emphasis as defined by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of all NIH-funded centers is to power the discovery process and advance science by facilitating and enhancing their collaborative efforts.

The establishment and support of centers is part of a broader strategy of the NIH whose overall goal is to more effectively translate scientific discoveries into improvements in people’s health.

Louisiana clinical & translational science center (la cats)
center for biomedical research excellence (cobre)
Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Center (bdsrc)
Nutrition obesity research center (norc)
Metabolic Basis of Disease Center