Human Nutrition Research Unit

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 x-ray absortiomtry, 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

For more information, please visit the HNRU website.