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Administrative Core

The Colorado NORC’s Administrative Core oversees and coordinates the activities of an enrichment program, a pilot/feasibility program, and...

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Clinical Intervention and Translation Core

The Clinical Intervention and Translation (CIT) Core provides NORC members assistance with clinical research studies involving modification of...

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Energy Balance Assessment Core

The Energy Balance Assessment Core (EBAC) has been an integral component of the University of Colorado NORC since...

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Molecular and Cellular Analytical Core

The overall aim of the Molecular and Cellular Analytical (MCA) core is to support the investigation of human...

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Welcome to the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Colorado

The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC), funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, integrate, coordinate, and foster interdisciplinary basic, clinical and public health research related to nutritional sciences and issues of obesity. There are a total of 11 NORC centers across the United States. Center programs are expected to bring together established and new investigators who are actively conducting high-quality research programs related to common nutritional sciences and/or obesity theme(s).

NORCs are aimed at improving the quality and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutritional sciences and/or obesity by providing shared access to specialized technical resources and expertise. The NORC program ultimately strengthens and provides cost-effective research resources to multidisciplinary groups at institutions with an established, comprehensive research base in nutritional sciences and/or obesity and related research topics. Please visit the centralized NORC website for detailed information about the 11 NORCs across the country as well as research resources, and services available to the broader research community.

The Colorado NORC creates an environment in which researchers are able to work together to conduct high-quality research in nutrition and obesity by facilitating interaction and collaboration among investigators working at different levels of basic and clinical investigation, from gene to cell to organ to animal model to human to clinical to community intervention.

Activities & Services of the Colorado NORC:

  • Clinical Intervention and Translation Core
  • Energy Balance Assessment Core
  • Molecular and Cellular Analytical Core
  • Administrative Core
  • Enrichment Program

As a reminder, please acknowledge support from the CU Nutrition Obesity Research Center in your publications by citing NIDDK Grant Number DK048520. Example: “The project described was supported by NIDDK Grant Number DK048520. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH”