Research Cores


About the Research Cores

In addition to the Administrative Core, the Colorado NORC maintains 3 biomedical research cores that are charged with facilitating interdisciplinary, team science and fostering the next generation of scientists studying nutrition, obesity, and related health pathologies and treatments. 



The CIT Core assists our research base with a wide range of clinical and translational research capacities including the modification of body weight, diet and exercise interventions, and the evaluation of a range of physiological and behavioral outcomes. This core provides a clinical infrastructure and expertise for studies of weight loss, weight loss maintenance and behavioral interventions, which makes substantial contributions to the scientific underpinnings to the national agenda to address the problem of obesity.

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This core provides comprehensive metabolic phenotyping for both humans and animal models of disease. The EBA Core clinical operations emphasizes measures of energy expenditure, metabolism, and body composition. The EBA Core, particularly the clinical research operation, has long operated in a collaborative partnership with the CCTSI. This continued partnership improves efficiency and maximizes productivity in our efforts to support nutrition and obesity research.


The MCA Core serves as the basic research core for the Colorado NORC, providing expertise, equipment, and measurements in four key areas that are important to our research base:

1) Lipidomics and Mass Spectrometry

2) GC/MS Analysis

3) Mitochondrial Respiration

4) Bioinformatic Analysis of RNAseq Data


Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

12348 East Montview Boulevard

Aurora, CO 80045

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