Laboratory Description

Carol Lammi-Keefe, Roy, Heli J.  |  6/3/2005 2:13:54 AM

The area contains a patient/subject reception area, stress testing area, a phlebotomy area, a clinical laboratory area, a body composition/bone density area using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, an energy expenditure assessment area, and a lab space for metabolomics and proteomics, and work station for nutrition/data analysis.
There is also a conference room for lab meetings and journal clubs as well as areas for a research associate/lab manager and graduate students. The laboratory is dedicated to conducting high quality internally and/or externally funded research studies on the effects of diet and physical activity on health and chronic disease in children, adults and the elderly.
The laboratory faculty actively seek research grants from public and private entities to fund independent research studies. The laboratory faculty welcome collaborative research endeavors with private industry to sponsor university-based research studies on the safety and efficacy of their products.

The faculty consists of a clinical chemist, an exercise physiologist, nutritionists with experience in small animal models, nutritionists with community nutrition experience and a nutritionist with experience in clinical trials. Each member of the faculty is available to mentor graduate student research in community, clinical laboratory, dietary intake, activity assessment, energy expenditure or bone density areas.

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