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Dr. John Kirwan, Pennington Biomedical Research Center (2018)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-01-29

Duration: 00:41:00

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Health | Scientific research | Obesity | Diabetes


  • Kirwan, John Speaker


A speech by Dr. John Kirwan before the Baton Rouge Press Club on January 29, 2018. Dr. Kirwan is the new executive director at the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the high cost of treating chronic diseases in Louisiana; the connection between obesity and chronic diseases, like diabetes; the research being done at Pennington; the discoveries made over their 30-year history; their economic impact; and their vision for the future. He also answers questions from the audience.