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Program A: Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Section 7

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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 center’s 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.

To further the center’s identification as an internationally known leading institution in nutrition research, a search committee is seeking to recruit a nationally or internationally renowned leader in nutrition as Executive Director. The committee hopes to recruit a director by August 1999.

The goals of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center are:

1. To further Pennington’s identification as an internationally known leading institution in nutrition research.

2. To sustain and /or become more economically self-sufficient by increasing Pennington’s non-state funding.

3. To increase the educational activities part of Pennington’s mission.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The sources of funding for this program are the General Fund, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, and Statutory Dedications. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from: (1) sales and services of educational activities and (2) other revenues. Statutory Dedications are from the Higher Education Initiatives Fund: Higher Education Library and Scientific Acquisitions Account, as per R.S. 17.3129.6 (FY 1997-1998only). (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$5,116,764

$5,942,325

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$5,116,764

$5,942,325

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$11,339

$11,339

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$12,491

$12,491

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

($42,554)

($42,554)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$17,578

$20,414

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($17,578)

($20,414)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($23,830)

($23,830)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

$111,110

$111,110

0

 

Other Adjustments – enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

 

 

 

 

 

$5,185,320

$6,010,881

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$68,556

$68,556

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.2% of the existing operating budget. It represents 88.0% of the total request ($6,827,338) for this program. The major changes in the existing operating budget are due to the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($111,110) and the statewide adjustments cited above.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have a specific allocation for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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