Human Nutrition Research Unit (HNRU)

Nutritional and metabolic clinical research

Integrated within the Clinical Research Unit, the Human Nutrition Research Unit (HNRU) supports nutritional and metabolic clinical research for a variety of adult and child health-related concerns including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and obesity.

Director Carla Prado oversees this unit and specialized equipment and amenities such as dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, air displacement plethysmography, a fully-equipped research kitchen and a whole body calorimetry unit. The HNRU is a one-stop shop for clinical research that is open to researchers from around the world.

Services and facilities Include:

  • Body Composition (DXA, Bod Pod, BIA, Ultrasound, CT imaging analysis)
  • Energy Metabolism (Whole Body Calorimetry Unit, Metabolic Cart, Fitmate)
  • Research Kitchen
  • Blood Processing Laboratory
  • Phlebotomists
  • Registered Dietitians

Research Studies in HNRU

If you are planning a research study in the Clinical Research Unit, please download CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY :: Online Posting Form (PDF) and submit this form to the appropriate Research Ethics Board (REB) for approval. Upon approval, your research study will be added to the Participate in a Research Study and shared on social media (if requested).