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William Cefalu, Pennington Biomedical Research Center (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-10-13

Duration: 00:28:36

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Cefalu, William T. | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Health | Scientific research | Obesity | Diabetes | Military


  • Cefalu, William Speaker


A speech by William Cefalu before the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 13, 2014. Cefalu is the executive director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the history of Pennington and its expansions over time; their mission of leading the world in the elimination of chronic diseases; the connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes; the costs of obesity to Louisiana though lost productivity and wages and increased care; their successful collaborations with other institutions; their sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Defense; Pennington’s contributions to the military; their funding sources; the challenges facing Pennington; and their business plan.