The research conducted in the
CWRU Department of Nutrition emphasizes Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism, Molecular
Nutrition, and Applied Nutrition. This
research has been conducted in association with
Cleveland hospitals, other CWRU departments,
in field settings in both the United States and
abroad, in cooperation with multicenter national
studies, and in the department's various nutrition
laboratories are located in the School of Medicine
and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Also available are facilities
such as the Clinical Research Center at University
Hospitals Case Medical Center.
The department has all general equipment necessary for conducting studies in
nutritional biochemistry and molecular nutrition, including three gas chromatographers
and mass spectrometers used for human investigation with stable isotopes. Facilities
for isolated organ perfusion and a comprehensive organic chemistry laboratory
for synthesis of new nutrients are also available. The department is also equipped
for body composition measures and diet preparation.
Consult the Nutrition Faculty Directory for
specific research projects. To read about each faculty's research focus at a
glance, please go to Faculty Research Page.