Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center is multifaceted, yet focused on a single mission- to promote longer, healthier lives through nutritional research and preventive medicine. The centerís mission is to attack chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke before they become killers.
The process begins with basic research on food, nutrients and diet at the laboratory bench. The research is then applied to human volunteers in a clinical setting. Ultimately, findings are shared with scientists and spread to consumers across the world through public education programs and commercial applications.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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