By providing a number of Core Facilities, the NORC facilitates the integration and coordination of the abundant ongoing activities throughout the UW system. Our overarching goals are to foster new interdisciplinary research collaborations, stimulate new research activities, improve nutrition and obesity education at multiple levels, and facilitate optimal nutritional management of patients.

Core facilities are available for use by Affiliate Investigators, who are broadly dispersed throughout several schools and numerous departments and divisions within the University of Washington.

The University of Washington NORC is supported by the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, grant # P30 DK035816. Please cite this grant support in your publications if you have utilized NORC facilities for the research.

Recent Publications

Effects of murine norovirus on chlamydia pneumoniae-accelerated atherosclerosis in apoE(-/-) mice.

Patil K, Campbell LA, Rosenfeldt ME, Paik J, Brabb T, O'Brien KD, Maggio-Price L, Hsu CC. Effects of murine norovirus on chlamydia pneumoniae-accelerated atherosclerosis in apoE(-/-) mice. Comp Med 66:188-196, 2016. PMCID: PMC4907527

Circulating microRNAs and sudden cardiac arrest outcomes.

Wander PL, Enquobahrie DA, Pritchard CC, McKnight B, Rice K, Christiansen M, Lemaitre RN, Rea T, Siscovick D, Sotoodehnia N. Circulating microRNAs and sudden cardiac arrest outcomes. Resuscitation 106:96-101, 2016. PMCID: PMC4996717

Mortality reduction in patients treated with long-term intensive lipid therapy: 25-year follow-up of the Familial Atherosclerosis Treatment Study-Observational Study

Zhao XQ, Phan BA, Davis J, Isquith D, Dowdy AA, Boltz S, Neradilek M, Monick EA, Brockenbrough A, Hus-Frechette EE, Albers JJ, Brown BG.  Mortality reduction in patients treated with long-term intensive lipid therapy:  25-year follow-up of the Familial Atherosclerosis Treatment Study-Observational Study.  J Clin Lipidol 10:1091-1097, 2016.  PMCID:  PMC5055060

Roles of reactive oxygen species on insulin resistance in adipose tissue.

Han CY. Roles of reactive oxygen species on insulin resistance in adipose tissue. Diabetes Metab J 40:272-279, 2016. PMCID: PMC4995181

Parental Predictions and Perceptions Regarding Long-term Childhood Obesity-related Health Risks.

Wright DR, Lozano P, Dawson-Hahn EE, Christakis DA, Haaland WL, Basu A. Parental Predictions and Perceptions Regarding Long-term Childhood Obesity-related Health Risks. Acad Pediatr 16:475-81, 2016. PMCID: PMC4931970

Physiological role for leptin in the control of thermal conductance.

Kaiyala KJ, Ogimoto K, Nelson JT, Muta K, Morton GJ.  Physiological role for leptin in the control of thermal conductance.  Mol Metab 5:892-902, 2016.  PMCID:  PMC5034509

Upcoming Seminars

03/08


Jesper Gromada, PhD Head Metabolism, Obesity and Lipid Therapeutic Area Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Mechanisms of crosstalk between the liver and the endocrine pancreas

03/29


Kroc Scholar Jose Florez, MD, PhD Harvard Medical School

Mechanisms of crosstalk between the liver and the endocrine pancreas

04/12


Andrew Norris, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of Iowa

Abnormal glucose tolerance in infants and young children with cystic fibrosis

04/26


Matthew Rodeheffer, PhD Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine Yale University School of Medicine

Understanding how we get fat: Dietary regulation of adipocyte progenitors

05/11


Annual Symposium: HDL and triglycerides

05/24


Shingo Kojimura, PhD Associate Professor of Cell and Tissue Biology University of California, San Francisco

Molecular basis of beige adipocyte biogenesis and energy balance