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

Genetic determinants of atherosclerosis, obesity, and energy balance in consomic mice.

Spiezio SH, Amon LM, McMillen TS, Vick CM, Houston BA, Caldwell M, Ogimoto K, Morton GJ, Kirk EA, Schwartz MW, Nadeau JH, LeBoeuf RC. Genetic determinants of atherosclerosis, obesity, and energy balance in consomic mice. Mammalian Genome 2014 Jul 8 [Epub ahead of print]

Neurobiology of food intake in health and disease.

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

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. Atherosclerosis 233:713-20, 2014. PMCID: PMC3990359

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 7:356-65, 2014. PMCID: PMC4021396

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. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications 28:177-84, 2014. PMCID: PMC3943487

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 99:E241-5, 2014. PMCID: PMC3913810

Upcoming Seminars

12/17


Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD Indiana University

Islet β Cell Dysfunction in Diabetes: Too Much Hyp(e)?

12/03


Karin Bornfeldt, PhD University of Washington

Diabetes and Atherosclerosis – What Have We Learnt From Mice and Humans?

11/13


DRC/NORC Retreat Keynote Speaker: Charles Burant, MD, PhD University of Michigan

DRC/NORC Retreat

10/29


Moshe Levi, MD University of Colorado Denver

Role of Bile Acids in Diabetic Nephropathy and Related Complications

10/22


Christopher Morrison, PhD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

FGF21 Links Dietary Protein to Behavior and Metabolism

09/24


Mark Molitch, MD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

New Onset Diabetes After Transplantation: Who, What, Why and So What!