Clinical Intervention and Translation Core

The Clinical Intervention and Translation (CIT) Core provides NORC members assistance with clinical research studies involving modification of body weight. The CIT Core takes advantage of experienced Registered Dietitian (RD) and nutritionist expertise, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) facilities for state-of-art lifestyle intervention, and the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Nutrition Core. All services are provided on a fee for service basis.

Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance Services:

  • Planning, resources, staff, and facilities for weight loss and weight loss maintenance interventions, including comprehensive behavioral support programs delivered by trained interventionalists
  • Behavioral weight loss interventions can be delivered one-on-one or in group/cohort-based settings, with options for in person or virtual delivery
  • Behavioral weight loss programs can be customized in regard to frequency of behavioral support and use of calorie-controlled diets and/or meal replacements to achieve weight loss targets of 5-15% over 8-26 weeks
  • Specialized weight loss curriculum can be developed by registered dietitians to meet study needs
  • Ongoing behavioral support for weight loss maintenance can also be provided

Services provided in conjunction with the CCTSI Nutrition Core:

  • Metabolic meal planning and design, individualized for participant energy needs, food preferences, and study macro- and/or micro-nutrient targets
  • Metabolic meal preparation measurement, and dispensation.
  • Ad libitum feeding
  • Design of specialty foods for targeted dietary interventions
  • Dietary intake assessment – habitual and during protocol interventions
  • Dietary intake can be assessed using traditional self-report tools, photographic food records, or novel passive capture devices
  • Hunger and satiety assessment
  • Assistance with measuring eating-related behaviors and appetite using validated tools and questionnaires

Services provided in conjunction with the AHWC:

  • Clinic and meeting rooms for delivery of study interventions and performance of outcome measures
  • Bod Pod
  • Phlebotomy
  • Indirect Calorimetry
  • EKG

Statistical Support:

  • Can provide statistical support for obesity, nutrition, and metabolism related studies, including initial consultation and power calculations for grant application (with developed specific aims) at no cost for NORC junior investigators
  • Fee for service for other investigators
  • Contact Zhaoxing Pan to make an appointment for further information

Expertise in Health Behavior Change

  • Can assist in the design of clinical studies involving behavioral interventions and strategies to increase adherence to behavioral interventions. Initial consultation/meeting is free, ongoing support with collaboration and funding
  • Contact Kevin Masters to make an appointment for further information

Please email Kristen Bing, RD for further information on any resources.