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

In adult twins, visceral fat accumulation depends more on exceeding sex-specific adiposity thresholds than on genetics.

Bosch TA, Chow L, Dengel DR, Melhorn SJ, Webb M, Yancey D, Callahan H, De Leon MR, Tyagi V, Schur EA. In adult twins, visceral fat accumulation depends more on exceeding sex-specific adiposity thresholds than on genetics. Metabolism S0026-0495:00163-8, 2.15. PMCID: PMC

Paraoxonase-3 is depleted from the high-density lipoproteins of autoimmune disease patients with subclinical atherosclerosis.

Marsillach J, Becker JO, Vaisar T, Hahn BH, Brunzell JD, Furlong CE, de Boer IH, McMahon MA, Hoofnagle AN. Paraoxonase-3 is depleted from the high-density lipoproteins of autoimmune disease patients with subclinical atherosclerosis. J Proteome Res 14:2046-54, 2015. PMCID: PMC4434596

Plasma vitamin D is associated with fasting insulin and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance in young adult males, but not females, of the Jerusalem Perinatal Study.

Moore A, Hochner H, Sitlani CM, Williams MA, Hoofnagle AN, de Boer IH, Kestenbaum B, Siscovick DS, Friedlander Y, Enquobahrie DA. Plasma vitamin D is associated with fasting insulin and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance in young adult males, but not females, of the Jerusalem Perinatal Study. Public Health Nutr 18:1324-31, 2015. PMCID: PMC

Effects of murine norovirus on atherosclerosis in ldlr(-/-) mice depends on the timing of infection.

Paik J, Kwok F, Seamons A, Brabb T, Kim J, Sullivan B, Hsu C, O'Brien KD, Maggio-Price L. Effects of murine norovirus on atherosclerosis in ldlr(-/-) mice depends on the timing of infection. Comp Med 65:114-22, 2015. PMCID: PMC4408896

Leptin signaling is required for adaptive changes in food intake, but not energy expenditure, in response to different thermal conditions.

Kaiyala KJ, Ogimoto K, Nelson JT, Schwartz MW, Morton GJ. Leptin signaling is required for adaptive changes in food intake, but not energy expenditure, in response to different thermal conditions. PLos One 10:e0119391, 2015. PMCID: PMC4355297 

Chronic oxytocin administration inhibits food intake, increases energy expenditure, and produces weight loss in fructose-fed obese rhesus monkeys.

Blevins JE, Graham JL, Morton GJ, Bales KL, Schwartz MW, Baskin DG, Havel PJ. Chronic oxytocin administration inhibits food intake, increases energy expenditure, and produces weight loss in fructose-fed obese rhesus monkeys. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 308:R431-8, 2015. 

Upcoming Seminars

06/01


The 2014-2015 Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar Series has come to an end. Thanks to all the guest speakers for making this another successful year!…

Stay tuned… the seminar calendar for the next academic year will be posted in September.…