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University of Alabama at BirminghamDIRECTOR David B. Allison, PhD - UAB NORC Website
ABOUTThe University of Alabama at Birmingham's NORC fosters a multidisciplinary approach to basic, clinical, and translational research with an emphasis on understanding the metabolic factors, environmental influences, and associated genetic traits underlying nutrition and obesity-related health problems.
The specific aims of the UAB NORC are:
RESEARCH CORESBiostatistics Core
The Biostatistics Core provides expertise and advice in study design, power calculations, data acquisition and management, and appropriate statistical methods of analysis and reporting. Specific expertise is available for investigations involving statistical genetics.
The Metabolism Core provides assistance with energy expenditure, body composition, hormone analysis, and insulin sensitivity testing for metabolic studies in humans and small animals.
Animal Models Core
The Small Animal Phenotyping Core supports research related to energy expenditure and body composition in small animal models.
Physical Activity & Exercise Core
The Physical Activity Core provides investigators guidance concerning exercise testing and training and with research-ready resistance and aerobic exercise equipment to allow for the conduct of exercise studies among children, adults, obese persons, and other populations.