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.

Pilot + Feasibility: Past Awardees

These awards were made in current grant cycle (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018):

Charles Evans, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine – Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
“Differentiating intrinsic and exercise training-responsible contributions to exercise capacity, obesity, and metabolic health”

Xin (Tony) Tong, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
“Role and mechanisms of E4BP4 in high-fat diet-induced liver steatosis”

Naik Abhijit, M.B.B.S., Internal Medicine – Nephrology
Effect of moderate caloric restriction on glomerular growth after kidney transplantation

Three awards were made in the 2016 grant cycle (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017):

Kanakadurga Singer, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
“Probing sex differences in diet induced inflammation through profiling of hematopoietic progenitors”

Marianna Sadagurski, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Internal Medicine, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
“Growth hormone receptor modulates glucose homeostasis in nutrient-sensing leptin receptor expressing neurons”

Raymond Trievel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry
“Characterization of the Molecular Functions of the Obesity-linked Protein Nocturnin”

Three awards were made in the 2015 grant cycle (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016):

Jun Wu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Life Sciences Institute, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
“Beige fat-specific regulation in mice and humans”

Monica Dus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
“Metabolites as key regulators of feeding states”

Wei Perng, Ph.D., M.P.H., Research Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences
“Metabolomic patterns and development of metabolic risk in US and Mexican children”

Ingrid Bergin, D.V.M., M.S., Assistant Professor, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
“Effects of calcium and multi-mineral supplementation on gut microbes and microbially-derived metabolites in patients at risk for colon cancer”

Four awards were made in the 2014 grant cycle (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015):

Robert W O'Rourke, Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical School
"glutamine as substrate for de novo lipogenesis in adipocyte-pancreatic cancer metabolic crosstalk- a pilot study"

Christa Patterson, Research Investigator, Internal Medicine, Medical School
"Role of Atf3 in central leptin regulation of physiology and neuronal function"

Hiroyuki Mori, Research Investigator, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School
"Role of Wnt11 as a mediator of HIF-1α effects in adipose tissue biology"

Elizabeth Speliotes, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School
"NAFLD Metabolomics"

Two awards were made in the 2013 grant cycle (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014):

Rebecca Hasson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (School of Kinesiology)
"Stress-induced eating behavior: implications for pediatric obesity disparities in Latino and African-American Youth"

Jun Hee Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology)
"The role of Sestrin1 against obesity-associated muscle metabolic pathologies"

Three awards were made in the 2012 grant cycle:

Lei Yin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Dept of Molecular and Integrative Physiology)
"Nutrient-dependent Regulation of Molecular Clock"

Shanti Eswaran, MD, Clinical Lecturer (Department of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology)
"Low FODMAP diet vs. usual care for patients with irritable bowel syndrom with diarrhea (IBS-D): a randomized, controlled trial and gastroinestinal microbiome analysis"

David P. Olson, MD Ph.D, Assistant Professor (Pediatrics and Communicable Disease)
"The Role of Vasopressin Neurons in Energy Balance"

Two awards were made in the 2011 grant cycle:

Ana Baylin, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
"Fatty Acids and Risk of Overweight in School-Aged Children"

Siming Li, Assistant Research Scientist, Life Sciences Institute
"Dissecting transcriptional control of brown adipocyte development through genome-wide functional screen"

Three awards were made in the 2010 grant cycle:

Carey Lumeng, MD, PhD and Susan Woolford, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric and Communicable Diseases
"Inflammatory monocytes in childhood obesity"

Dana Dolinoy, PhD, Searle Assistant Professor, SPH Environmental Health Science
"In Utero BPA exposure: Effects on metabolic homeostasis mediated by epigenetic labile loci"

Jorge A. Iniguez-Lluhi, PhD, Associate Professor, Pharmacology
"Novel bifunctional glucocorticoid receptor ligands with favorable metabolic profiles through the display of novel chemical functionalities"

Two awards were made in the 2009 grant cycle:

David Lombard, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology and Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology
"Role of acetylation in regulating the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex"

Julie Lumeng, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric & Comm Diseases, Asst Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development
"Diurnal salivary cortisol in association with cardiovascular risk markers and weight status in low-income preschool-aged children"

Two awards were made in the 2006 grant cycle:

Zora Djuric, Family Medicine Principal Investigator
"Prevention of weight gain in women diagnosed with breast cancer: A pilot study in the community clinical oncology program sites"

Peter Woolf, Engineering Principal Investigator
"A systems biology approach for analysis of metabolic changes associated with diabetes and obesity"