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Mid-Atlantic, MarylandDIRECTOR Alan R. Shuldiner, MD - Mid-Atlantic NORC Website
ABOUTThe mission of the Mid-Atlantic NORC is to foster multidisciplinary research that leads to discoveries that enhance our knowledge of how nutrition impacts risk for chronic disease (including obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, sleep disordered breathing, and osteoporosis) and translate this knowledge into effective clinical treatments and prevention efforts. The Mid-Atlantic NORC is a collaborative effort among University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, the US Department of Agriculture (Beltsville), and the Geisinger Health System.
The objectives of the Mid-Atlantic NORC are to:
RESEARCH CORESAdipose Biology and Basic Mechanisms Core
The Adipose Biology and Basic Mechanisms Core offers investigators access to adipose tissue samples from well-characterized subjects, and assists investigators with analysis of adipose tissue morphology and metabolism, specialized cell and organ culture methods, and analysis of gene and protein expression.
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics Subcore
The Biostatistics & Medical Informatics Subcore offers expertise and advice for data analysis, design implementation, data collection, report generation, and database management.
Clinical & Translational Research Core
The Clinical &Translational Research Core provides assistance for nutrition and physical activity assessments in clinical nutrition research.
Molecular Genetics & Nutrigenomics Core
The Molecular Genetics & Nutrigenomics Core provides resources and support for molecular genetics, genetic epidemiology, and functional genomics.