William T. Cefalu

William T. Cefalu

William T. Cefalu

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Dr. William T. Cefalu is the Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and also holds the George A. Bray, Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition. He concurrently serves as Section Chief of the Joint Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Program of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine/Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Prior to his appointment at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, he served as Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Dr. Cefalu received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency and was Chief Resident at the University of California-Irvine Long Beach VA Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Metabolism and Endocrinology at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He has served on the faculty at Tulane University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he was Director of the Diabetes Comprehensive Care Programs.

Dr. Cefalu’s research is active at both the clinical and basic levels. On a clinical level, he is interested in clinical interventions to improve the metabolic state of individuals with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. On a basic level, he is interested in cellular mechanisms for insulin resistance. In addition, Dr. Cefalu also serves as Director for an NIH-funded Center for the Study of Botanicals and Metabolic Syndrome at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and as Director of the NIH funded Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LACaTS).

Dr. Cefalu is published widely in journals, books, and book chapters and has edited several textbooks on the management of diabetes. He was an Associate Editor for both the clinical research journal, i.e. Diabetes Care, and basic research journal, i.e. Diabetes, of the American Diabetes Association. He now serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care. He lectures both nationally and internationally.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation

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Former John W. Barton, Senior Endowed Chair, Genetics & Nutrition at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation

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Professor, Medicine Emeritus at Louisiana State University - School of Medicine

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Chief Business Development Officer at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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Director of Behavior Technology Laboratory, Eating Disorders & Obesity at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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Associate Editor, Diabetes
Prior

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Chief Resident
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The UC Irvine Medical Center, part of University of California, Irvine, is an American company located in Orange, CA, that operates research hospital.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It's located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy.

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Ex Officio Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Pennington Biomedical Research provides funding to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center located at Louisiana State University. The Center was founded in 1988 by C.B. 'Doc' Pennington. The center provides funding for nutrition-based research to prevent premature death from chronic diseases. They focus on the causes of obesity and the diseases associated with it including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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$500 - $749
2008

The Pennington Biomedical Research provides funding to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center located at Louisiana State University. The Center was founded in 1988 by C.B. 'Doc' Pennington. The center provides funding for nutrition-based research to prevent premature death from chronic diseases. They focus on the causes of obesity and the diseases associated with it including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

$1,000 - $4,999
2007

The Pennington Biomedical Research provides funding to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center located at Louisiana State University. The Center was founded in 1988 by C.B. 'Doc' Pennington. The center provides funding for nutrition-based research to prevent premature death from chronic diseases. They focus on the causes of obesity and the diseases associated with it including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

$500 - $749
2006

The Pennington Biomedical Research provides funding to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center located at Louisiana State University. The Center was founded in 1988 by C.B. 'Doc' Pennington. The center provides funding for nutrition-based research to prevent premature death from chronic diseases. They focus on the causes of obesity and the diseases associated with it including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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