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

Neurobiology of food intake in health and disease.

Morton GJ, Meek TH, Schwartz MW. Neurobiology of food intake in health and diseaseNat Rev Neurosci. Jun;15(6):367-78, 2014. Review. PMCID: PMC4076116

Testing the role of myeloid cell glucose flux in inflammation and atherosclerosis.

Nishizawa T, Kanter JE, Kramer F, Barnhart S, Shen X, Vivekanandan-Giri A, Wall VZ, Kowitz J, Devaraj S, O'Brien KD, Pennathur S, Tang J, Miyaoka RS, Raines EW, Bornfeldt KE. Testing the role of myeloid cell glucose flux in inflammation and atherosclerosisCell Rep. Apr 24;7(2):356-65, 2014. PMCID: PMC4021396

Comparison of four methods of analysis of lipoprotein particle subfractions for their association with angiographic progression of coronary artery disease.

Williams PT, Zhao XQ, Marcovina SM, Otvos JD, Brown BG, Krauss RM. Atherosclerosis. Comparison of four methods of analysis of lipoprotein particle subfractions for their association with angiographic progression of coronary artery disease. Apr;233(2):713-20, 2014

Serum ferritin is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and decreased Β-cell function in non-diabetic men and women.

Utzschneider KM, Largajolli A, Bertoldo A, Marcovina S, Nelson JE, Yeh MM, Kowdley KV, Kahn SE. J Diabetes Complications. Serum ferritin is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and decreased Β-cell function in non-diabetic men and women. Mar-Apr;28(2):177-84,2014.

Carbohydrate feeding dissociates the postprandial FGF19 response from circulating bile acid levels in humans.

Morton GJ, Kaiyala KJ, Foster-Schubert KE, Cummings DE, Schwartz MW.  Carbohydrate feeding dissociates the postprandial FGF19 response from circulating bile acid levels in humansJ Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Feb;99(2):E241-5, 2014. PMCID: PMC3913810

Influence of estrogen therapy on calcium, phosphorus, and other regulatory hormones in postmenopausal women: the MESA study.

Bansal N, Katz R, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum B, Siscovick DS, Hoofnagle AN, Tracy R, Laughlin GA, Criqui MH, Budoff MJ, Li D, Ix JH. Influence of estrogen therapy on calcium, phosphorus, and other regulatory hormones in postmenopausal women: the MESA studyJ Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Dec;98(12):4890-8. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-2286, 2013. PMCID: PMC3849680

Upcoming Seminars

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The 2013-2014 Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar Series has come to an end. Thanks to all the guest speakers for making this another successful year!

2013-2014 Seminar Series

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Stay tuned....the 2014-2015 seminar series calendar will be posted in September

2014-2015 Seminar Series