Pennington Biomedical Research Center has appointed David Winwood as Chief Business Development Officer. Winwood most recently served in various positions at University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Research Foundation; these positions include Chief Executive Officer and Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry (2008-2014); Senior Associate Vice President, Economic Development & Innovation Alliances (2012-2014); and Chair, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2013-2014). 

From 2005-2008, Winwood served as Associate Vice Chancellor, Technology Development and Innovation and Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University. Earlier roles held at North Carolina State University include Director, Centennial Campus (2004-2005); Associate Vice Chancellor & Director, Technology Transfer (2000-2002); and Associate Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Industry Research (1998-2000). Winwood served as Associate Vice President for Knowledge Transfer and Commercialization and Adjunct Processor, Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University from 2002-2004. Earlier roles in his career include positions at Quintiles, Inc., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Protein Delivery, Inc., Xenon Vision, Inc., and Pharmatec, Inc. 

Winwood received his Ph.D. in Chemistry, M.Sc. in Physical Organic Chemistry, and B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of East Anglia in England. He served as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry from University of Florida. He also earned an M.A. in Liberal Studies (Globalization Issues) from North Carolina State University. 

About Pennington Biomedical Research Center  

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. It is a campus of the Louisiana State University System and conducts basic, clinical and population research. The research enterprise at the Center includes approximately 80 faculty and more than 25 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 50 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dieticians, and support personnel, and 19 highly specialized core service facilities.  The Center's more than 500 employees perform research activities in state-ofthe-art facilities on the 234-acre campus located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.