The Washington University Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) supports basic science and clinical investigation that involve the regulation of nutrient metabolism and function in health and disease.
University NORC activities enhance our understanding of the basic and
clinical aspects of nutrition in the prevention, etiology, pathophysiology,
and therapy of nutrition-related diseases. Since its inception in 1999,
the NORC has served as a nucleus for the growth and development of nutrition
research at Washington University. The
NORC is focused around three major interactive Program Themes:
• Nutrient Metabolism in Health and Disease
• Obesity and its Complications
• Growth, Development, and Aging
NORC research infrastructure supports and stimulates cost-effective and high-quality research, collaborations between investigators, community outreach, career development and training, and clinical activities in nutrition and obesity as follows:
|Administrative Core||Current NORC Members|
Pilot and Feasibility Program stimulates and supports young investigators in either basic or patient-oriented nutrition research. This program also provides support for established investigators who are working in other fields but are interested in exploring new directions in nutrition-related research.
Research and Analysis Cores provide outstanding technical services and assist investigators in areas of research including isotope tracers, mathematical modeling, rodent models, and mass spectrometry. The four NORC research cores are as follows:
In addition to our primary cores, the NORC is affiliated with two related initiatives:
access NORC services you need to be both a Washington University investigator
Nutrition Related Research Opportunities
Lectures and Symposia
Please acknowledge the Washington University NORC, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, (formerly CNRU) in your publications by: "Supported by Grant Number P30DK056341 NORC".
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