Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article VIII; Section 7
The mission of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center is to promote longer, healthier lives through nutritional research and preventive medicine.
The goals of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center are:
1. Decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease through the reduction of serum cholesterol and saturated fat.
2. Improve the quality of food products through the application of molecular biology principles towards nutrition and disease.
3. Conduct neurobiological research to determine the effects of diet on behavior and mental performance.
4. Improve the treatment of obesity to reduce heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.
5. Conduct food science research.
6. Institute educational programs to reach the scientific community, lay community, and industry.
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center conducts cutting edge multidisciplinary research, incorporating the sciences of agriculture, medicine, nutrition, molecular biology and biochemistry.
The center's work focuses on attacking chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke before they become killers. This program consists of the Non-Formula Funding activity.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center will conduct multi-faceted yet focused nutritional research and preventive medicine in FY 1998-99.
1 Total appropriations excludes, in all years, $200,000 under Act 971.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The sources of funding for this program are the general fund and fees and self-generated revenues. Fees and self-generated revenues are from: (1) sales and services of educational activities and (2) other revenues.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.5% of the existing operating budget. It represents 86.4% of the total request ($6,913,829) for this program. The major reasons for the increase from the existing operating budget are due to the statewide adjustments cited above.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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