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




Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-05-23

Duration: 00:29:52

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Kirwan, John | Health | Scientific research | Obesity | Diabetes


  • Kirwan, John Speaker


A speech by Dr. John Kirwan before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on May 23, 2018. Dr. Kirwan is the executive director at the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. He discusses: Louisiana’s $10 billion chronic disease burden; the history of Pennington; their business model; their work with the military on research into the effect of nutrition on performance; their research and clinical trials on diabetes, obesity, asthma, and Alzheimer’s; and their vision for the future. He also answers questions from the audience.