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.
The CIT Core partners with the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) to utilize their state of the art facilities including a human performance lab, metabolic research kitchen, fitness center, wellness clinic, and numerous educational and community outreach programs. The Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Nutrition Core is also an important collaborator to the CIT Core, providing Registered Dietitian (RD) and nutritionist expertise among many other services. Additionally, the CIT Core provides the isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) assays of doubly labeled water (DLW) for the measurement of energy expenditure in the free-living environment. All services are provided on a fee for service basis.