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Obatala Sciences’ Honors Raise the Bar in Innovation and Excellence

Obatala Sciences’ Honors Raise the Bar in Innovation and Excellence

The recent honors and awards received by individuals and organizations in the fields of obesity research, biotech, law, and journalism highlight the important work being done in these areas and the recognition they are receiving.

In the field of obesity research, Leanne Redman of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been recognized with the 2023 TOPS Research Achievement Award from The Obesity Society. Her work in maternal energy regulation has contributed to our understanding of obesity and its impact on pregnancy. Additionally, Emily Flanagan, another researcher at Pennington, received the 2023 Early Career Travel Award from The Obesity Society, further demonstrating the center’s commitment to advancing obesity research.

Obatala Sciences, a biotech firm based in New Orleans, has been awarded the Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The company’s innovative “fat on a chip” technology, which models fat outside of the body and predicts responses in humans of different demographics, has garnered recognition and praise. This award highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion in the health industry.

In the legal field, E. Howell Crosby of Chaffe McCall in New Orleans has been honored with the American College of Mortgage Attorneys Lifetime Fellow award for his exceptional contributions. As the 11th recipient of this prestigious award, Crosby’s expertise and dedication to his profession have been recognized by his peers. His accomplishments in real estate law and his past presidency of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys showcase his commitment to excellence.

Lastly, Loyola University’s student newspaper, The Maroon, has been awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award for their podcast examining environmental injustice in southeast Louisiana. The podcast, titled “St. John’s Fight: From Battling Cancer to Covid,” sheds light on the devastating health hazards faced by communities affected by industrial pollutants. The recognition of this podcast highlights the importance of journalism in raising awareness about environmental issues and advocating for change.

These recent honors and awards not only celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations, but they also underscore the significance of their work in tackling important environmental and health challenges. By recognizing and supporting these efforts, we can continue to promote positive change and make a difference in our communities.

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