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Program A: Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article VIII; Section 7

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$5,060,518

$5,886,079

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$5,060,518

$5,886,079

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$1,445; Replacement/New: +$1,445)

$12,339

$12,339

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$12,832

$12,832

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($1,256)

($1,256)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($1,891)

($1,891)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$68,339

$68,339

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

 

 

 

 

 

$5,150,881

$5,976,442

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$90,363

$90,363

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have a specific allocation for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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