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.
Co-Directors: Jeffrey Horowitz, PhD, School of Kinesiology and Karen Peterson, DSc, School of Public Health
The overall objective of the Human Phenotyping Core (HPC) is to enhance and expand the research capabilities of investigators performing clinical and translational studies related to nutritional interventions, obesity, or obesity-related disorders in humans. The HPC is a service core of the Michigan Metabolomic and Obesity Center (MMOC) and the Michigan Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC), however services are available to all university researchers.
You can apply for membership now at http://mmoc.med.umich.edu/Membership.php (there is no fee for membership).
The Human Phenotyping Core provides:
HPC services are provided in three categories: 1) General Phenotyping services (e.g., body composition, resting metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity), 2) Bionutrition support through the Nutrition Assessment Laboratory (NAL), and 3) Physical activity/exercise assessments, testing, and exercise intervention support through the Physical Activity Laboratory (PAL).
Located in the Michigan Clinical Research Unit (MCRU) on Level 1 of the Cardiovascular Center (CVC) of UMHS, this facility includes a full metabolic kitchen, and NAL staff offices. Current services include dietary assessment design and execution, nutrition counseling, and menu development. These services are provided jointly by The Momentum Center.
Primary location of the PAL is on the 3rd floor of the UMHS Burlington Building. This facility includes an exercise/metabolic testing room and an anthropometric assessment room (including Bod Pod). Current services include a variety of exercise tests, physical activity assessment design and execution, and support for supervised exercise interventions. There is also an exercise physiology testing room available within the MCRU on Level 1 of the CVC.
General Phenotyping services are provided at both NAL and PAL locations (i.e., both MCRU and Burlington Building). The site where the service will be provided will depend on the specific service being requested (e.g., DEXA, Bod Pod, clamp procedures, tissue-specific analysis). The specific site for services you are interested will be clarified when you speak with HPC staff about your study’s needs.
Have a question regarding nutrition, physical activity, or body composition? Need help finding the right assessment measure? Just getting started on that grant or IRB application and need a study consultation? We would love to help you!
Once HPC Staff fully understands your study needs (and you have IRB approval) we can begin coordinating with your study team to provide the services you requested. At this point we need you to complete our “STUDY INITIATION FORM”.
For more information, please contact Sarah Ball, MPH, RD at 232-1793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.