13 apply for job as Pennington’s executive director

Thirteen applicants have applied for the job as executive director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center, including the head of another university nutrition center, an obesity researcher for a major pharmaceutical company and the head of the Naval Hospital Corps School. Pennington’s search committee released the names and will consider applicants Monday. Dr. Claude Bouchard, who has been head of Pennington for 10 years, announced in March he was stepping down to return to research and teaching. Applicants for his job include James Hill, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver; Steven Heymsfield, global director of scientific affairs for obesity for Merck & Co.; and Stephen Parker, a dentist who runs the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.

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