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Campus Federal and Pennington Biomedicial

 

Research Foundation Join Forces

 

To Support Dementia Research

 

For Immediate Release
Baton Rouge, LA - January 12, 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA, To celebrate the grand opening of its third Baton Rouge branch, Campus Federal Credit Union today announced a new partnership with the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation to support the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. As part of its "Members Remember" charitable campaign, Campus Federal Credit Union will make a financial contribution on behalf of new and existing members who meet certain criteria.

The Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention works to improve the quality of life for individuals in Louisiana with Alzheimer's disease by generating world-class research programs focused on dementia prevention.

"Having served the LSU community since 1934, Campus Federal launched 'Members Remember' to honor that strong relationship as well as fight a disease that has afflicted so many Louisiana residents," explained John Milazzo, Campus Federal President and CEO. "We are pleased to work with the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation to support the Center's nutrition-based research which aims to treat and prevent chronic diseases including Alzheimer's and dementia."

"Through our mutual relationship with LSU, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation is proud to partner with Campus Federal Credit Union to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and dementia," said Jennifer Winstead, PBRF President and CEO. "Pennington scientists are dedicated to advancing dementia research through what is now the 12th largest brain study in the nation."

The "Members Remember" campaign will continue through April 25, 2011. For more information call 225-769-8841.

About Campus Federal Credit Union
Campus Federal Credit Union is a progressive financial institution providing flexible, competitive financial and related products to meet member needs by providing world-class second to none service. Formed in 1934 by seven employees of Louisiana State University, Campus Federal is financially sound and has grown to over 38,000 memberships and six locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport.

About the Pennington Biomedical Research Center
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. It is a campus of the Louisiana State University System and conducts basic, clinical and population research. The research enterprise at the Center includes approximately 80 faculty and more than 25 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 50 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dieticians, and support personnel, and 19 highly specialized core service facilities. The Center's more than 500 employees perform research activities in state-of-the-art facilities on the 234-acre campus located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For more information, see www.pbrc.edu.


 

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