|Van Loan, Marta|
Submitted to: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2010
Publication Date: 3/16/2010
Citation: Kasim-Karakas, S., Hyson, D., Halsted, C., Van Loan, M.D., Chedin, E., Berglund, L. 2010. Translational Nutrition Research at UC-Davis – the Key Role of the Clinical and Translational Science Center. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1190:179-83.
Interpretive Summary: Nutrition research takes many forms from molecular and cellular investigations, animal models, and interventions with human research volunteers and patient populations and different research approaches require facilities and equipment. To better understand the facility and equipment needs for research with human volunteers the New York Academy of Sciences presented a symposium. This paper is the result of that symposium and provides information about clinical research conducted at the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) at the University of California, Davis. The CTSC provides support for laboratory, dietary and physiological assessment and research design and statistics. Training opportunities and small pilot grants are research are also available through the CTSC.
Technical Abstract: To better understand the facility and equipment needs for human clinical nutrition research the New York Academy of Sciences presented a symposium. This paper is the result of that symposium and provides information into how clinical nutrition research is conducted at the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)of the University of California, Davis. Outlined in the symposium paper are the multi-disciplinary collaboration across the UC-Davis campus including the USDA, ARS, Western Human Nutrition Research Center. Nutrition research activities range from complex multi-week inpatient interventions and shorter term out-patient projects. The (CTSC) provides support in the areas of research design and statistics, and laboratory, dietary, and physiological assessment services. The CTSC also provides training and mentoring opportunities for future nutrition researchers and funds through pilot grants for innovation nutrition research.