Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Baton Rouge, LA


Clinical Research Site Address 

6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 

Click here to read the site-specific Press Release for the study initiation

Local Media Coverage:

November 2016 – WBRZ Can vitamin D fight diabetes

March 2016 – WBRZ Diabetes Alert Day

July 2014 – Pennington Biomedical Research Center D2d Study

June 11, 2014 – WBRZ New diabetes studies need volunteers at Pennington

April 8, 2014 – WNDU New research hopes to prevent diabetes

March 7, 2014 – ABC 2 WBRZ New Study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Nov 2, 2013 – The New Orleans Advocate Repost

Oct 22, 2013 – NBC 33 Pennington Biomedical researchers to examine if vitamin D prevents diabetes

Daniel HsiaSite Principal Investigator – Daniel Hsia, MD | Dr. Hsia received his B.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.D. degree from Albany Medical College after completing the 6 year Accelerated Biomedical Program.  He went on to complete a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA and then a dual fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.  After completing fellowship in 2012 he returned home to Louisiana and joined Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Joint Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Program.  Dr. Hsia is active in patient care, teaching, and clinical research. His interests are in studying novel and safe therapies that can be used in the prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes throughout the lifespan.