Pennington receives military grants to help optimize soldier health and performance

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center has two new projects to help our men and women in uniform.

Pennington has recently received two military grants totaling about $16 million. Both grants will be used to research how to optimize soldier health and performance, both on the battlefield and at home.

The grants will be used for two projects that are a part of ongoing research.

"We're also talking about life long health benefits here," said Col. Karl Friedl (Ret.), Ph.D., former director of Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research. "So, these kinds of projects are enormously important."

The first project is called Crown 2. It will focus on new ways to promote the physical and mental health of soldiers during the demands of training and battle.

The second project focuses on maintaining proper nutrition and fitness both at home and while deployed.

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