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.

Weight Management Program

The WMP regrets that we are temporarily closed to new patients except for individuals with a letter of invitation from BCN.

The Weight Management Program offered through the Investigational Weight Management Clinic started in 2006 with the creation of the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center (MMOC). As the MMOC morphed into the UM NORC, this Demonstration Unit was included into the NORC structure. This Demonstration Unit was created to investigate the feasibility of performing advanced phenotypic testing of individuals in the context of a state-of-the-art clinic for obesity management.

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To apply for this program, please do the following:

  1. Review the ORIENTATION to the Weight Management Program:
  2. Then take this Self-Assessment QUIZ:
    • The quiz is to make sure that you understand the program approach and requirements. You must get 90% to pass the quiz. You have one attempt. If you do NOT pass, please review the information in the orientation ppt or pdf fully. You may take the quiz again in 1 week. You have 3 attempts to pass the quiz. If unable to pass, an appointment will not be offered.
    • The Weight Management Program Quiz
  3. Record the confirmation number:
    • Please record the confirmation number that you receive after you have passed the self-assessment quiz, and provide this to the appointment scheduler to prove that you reviewed the orientation information and passed the quiz.
  4. Complete the Initial Evaluation Form and the Questionnaires: