Facilities & Services

Volunteers

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is recognized in the research community as an outstanding enrolling and retention site. Each year we average over 7,000 phone screens and 2,000 screening visits, while enrolling 1,000 participants in more than 20 new studies. The retention rate across studies averages 80% or better. Pennington Biomedical is highly adept in recruiting diverse populations including high rates of minority and gender enrollment. Over the last 20 years we have averaged 35% minority enrollment across studies.

We pride ourselves on meeting or exceeding enrollment goals and are constantly creating collaborations in the community to boost enrollment and increase participation of subjects with specific disease states, such as diabetes and high-risk cardiovascular patients.

Pennington Biomedical maintains an internal database of our volunteer information. This database houses basic demographic data (including age and gender), health history, and BMI. It also includes anthropometric data on all participants that have screened for studies over the last 20 years. This database can be queried for study populations of specific trials and is a great recruiting tool that minimizes the number of screen fails. It currently contains data for over 78,000 participants across various populations.

  • Alzheimer's
  • Comorbidities
  • Diabetics
  • Elderly
  • Healthy
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obese
  • PCOS
  • Post-Menopausal