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University of MichiganDIRECTOR Charles Burant, MD, PhD - Michigan NORC Website
ABOUTThe University of Michigan NORC provides researchers with infrastructure, expertise, and training to integrate, analyze, and model data from properly designed basic, clinical, and population-based studies in obesity and metabolism-related diseases with a goal to identify better ways for prevention and treatment of obesity.
The Michigan NORC takes advantage of the resources of the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center, the Program in Human Nutrition at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics in the School of Medicine, the National Center of Integrative Biomedical Informatics, and the Center for Exercise Research in the School of Kinesiology.
The objectives of the Michigan NORC are to:
RESEARCH CORESAnimal Phenotyping Core
The Animal Phenotyping Core provides state-of-the art equipment, services and consultative advice regarding the detailed metabolic phenotyping of rodent models of metabolic diseases.
Human Phenotyping Core
The Human Phenotyping Core offers assistance in the design, execution, and interpretation of procedures for metabolism-related clinical and biobehavioral phenotyping as well as nutrition evaluation and intervention.
Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics Core
The Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics Core provides expertise in experimental design, data management, and analysis for preclinical, clinical and translational research studies.
Molecular Phenotyping Core
The Molecular Phenotyping Core provides analytical tools to permit structural identification and quantification of metabolites and performs functional metabolic studies.