Collaborative Research in Human Nutrition
Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit
Project Number: 5306-51530-019-87
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 01, 2013
End Date: Aug 31, 2018
The objective of this Specific Cooperative Agreement (SCA) is to facilitate the joint conduct of human nutrition research studies at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), located on the campus of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). During the next 5 years the WHNRC will focus on research that investigates the effects of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans on prevention of obesity, chronic disease and inflammation, and on nutritional status.
Studies will include: Improving Public Health by Understanding Diversity in Diet, Body, and Brain Interactions; Dietary Modulation of Inflammation by Novel Functions and Biomarkers for Vitamins and Minerals; Dietary Guidelines and Reduction of Inflammation; and Anti-Inflammatory Fatty Acids and Phytochemicals.
UC Davis will support clinical studies conducted in the WHNRC by employing and providing technical and medical personnel required for research on humans. These include, but are not limited to, a Human Studies manager; research dietitians and metabolic kitchen personnel; personnel with specialized training in clinical procedures such as phlebotomy, body composition analysis, and exercise physiology; Clinical Nurses obtained from the UC Davis Medical Center, and recruiters or Clinical Research Coordinators with expertise in recruitment of volunteers. UC Davis Medical Center will analyze blood samples to screen subjects for eligibility as study participants.