Research Acknowledgement

It is extremely important that our grant is cited in all publications resulting from the use of NORC services. Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in published work. Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grant DK089503 of NIH to the University of Michigan.

About the Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The UM NORC is a cross-campus endeavor in which faculty with expertise in obesity and/or nutrition from the Medical School, School of Public Health, and School of Kinesiology provide a foundation for emerging, innovative collaborations and to provide a range of services for researchers investigating individual and population characteristics that arise in response to dietary nutrient composition and amount.

The UM NORC was created to integrate and enhance basic and translational research related to nutrition and obesity among faculty at the University of Michigan and collaborating investigators. The center is designed to provide researchers with infrastructure, expertise, and training to facilitate improved data integration, analysis and modeling from properly designed basic, clinical, and population-based studies in obesity and metabolism-related diseases.

The UM NORC grew out of the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center (MMOC), created in 2006, to provide Core support for obesity research and to accelerate the development of metabolomics as the “omics” technology for the UM Medical School. Metabolomics resources and research originally supported by the MMOC are now incorporated into the UM NORC Cores. This prevents duplication of effort and provides a stream-lined mechanism for investigators on the UM campus to discuss, collaborate, and institute innovative research ideas. Consultations with Core Directors and Core services are provided by the UM NORC to facilitate this cutting-edge nutrition and obesity research.