Donors and recipients of three endowed positions at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center were fêted at a reception hosted by the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation Sept. 9 in the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center. Matching funds for the positions were provided by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

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Established by daughters Cathy Coates, Camille Coates and Holly Coates Carville, the Dudley & Beverly Coates Endowed Professorship was presented to Tiffany Stewart. The Douglas L. Manship Sr. Endowed Professorship in Diabetes, established by the late publisher of The Advocate, went to Randall Mynatt.

The George A. Bray Jr. Endowed Super Chair in Nutrition, which was funded by the Pennington Medical Foundation, went to Dr. William Cefalu, executive director of the research center.

As foundation CEO Carol Dreher told those assembled for the celebration, endowed chairs and professorships, among the highest academic awards a university can bestow on a faculty member, are critical in helping Pennington Biomedical recruit and retain “eminent scholars and faculty.”

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