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

Measurement by a Novel LC-MS/MS Methodology Reveals Similar Serum Concentrations of Vitamin D-Binding Protein in Blacks and Whites.

Henderson CM, Lutsey PL, Misialek JR, Laha TJ, Selvin E, Eckfeldt JH, Hoofnagle AN. Measurement by a Novel LC-MS/MS Methodology Reveals Similar Serum Concentrations of Vitamin D-Binding Protein in Blacks and Whites. Clin Chem 62:179-87, 2016. PMCID: PMC4698095.

Radiologic evidence that hypothalamic gliosis is associated with obesity and insulin resistance in humans.

Schur EA, Melhorn SJ, Oh SK, Lacy JM, Berkseth KE, Guyenet SJ, Sonnen JA, Tyagi V, Rosalynn M, De Leon B, Webb MF, Gonsalves ZT, Fligner CL, Schwartz MW, Maravilla KR. Radiologic evidence that hypothalamic gliosis is associated with obesity and insulin resistance in humans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 23:2142-8, 2015. PMCID: PMC4634110.

Evidence against hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression in the antidiabetic action of leptin.

Morton GJ, Meek TH, Matsen ME, Schwartz MW. Evidence against hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression in the antidiabetic action of leptin. J Clin Invest 125:4587-91, 2015. PMCID: PMC4665796.

Can NMR solve some significant challenges in metabolomics?

Nagana Gowda GA, Raftery D. Can NMR solve some significant challenges in metabolomics? J Magn Reson 260:144-60,2015. 07.014, 2015. PMCID: PMC4646661.

Differential Association Between HDL Subclasses and the Development of Type 2 Diabetes in a Prospective Study of Japanese Americans. Diabetes Care.

Hwang YC, Hayashi T, Fujimoto WY, Kahn SE, Leonetti DL, McNeely MJ, Boyko EJ. Differential Association Between HDL Subclasses and the Development of Type 2 Diabetes in a Prospective Study of Japanese Americans. Diabetes Care 38:2100-5, 2015. PMCID: PMC4613920.

An update on testosterone, HDL and cardiovascular risk in men.

Thirumalai A, Rubinow KB, Page ST. An update on testosterone, HDL and cardiovascular risk in men. Clin Lipidol 10:251-258, 2015. PMCID: PMC4527564.

Upcoming Seminars

03/02


David Galas, PhD
Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Extracellular RNA as markers and effectors: their roles in physiology and pathology

03/16


Christopher Nolan, PhD
Australian National University

Overlap of type 1 and type 2 diabetes pathogenesis: insights from the NODk mouse

03/23


Featuring the Poll Lecture (4:00-5:00pm): Åke Lernmark, MD, PhD,
Lund University

Type 1 Diabetes and Immunology Half Day Symposium

04/06


Kroc Scholar
Alan Cherrington, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Multifaceted control of hepatic glucose production in vivo by insulin

04/13


Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Diabetes and cancer; mechanisms and the role of diabetic medications

05/05


Annual Symposium Novel therapeutics for the treatment of diabetes and obesity

Annual Symposium Novel therapeutics for the treatment of diabetes and obesity