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Aug 2, 2014 1:06 PM by AP

Pennington names business development executive

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - David Winwood has been named chief business development officer for LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

The Advocate reports his job will be to commercialize research and technology developed at Pennington.

Pennington has a 234-acre LSU campus and a staff of more than 500, focused clinical and population research on causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. It has 50 laboratories.

Winwood will be charged with identifying research institutions and private companies that would turn Pennington research into commercial ventures.

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