Administrative Core

Directed by Dr. Steven Grinspoon

The purpose of the Administrative Core is to support and coordinate the NORCH and all the components of the center. This includes the three Cores, the P&F program, and the Enrichment program. We are here to provide insight into the processes that govern the center, to recruit and vet new members, and to communicate with all our members about center happenings. 

Questions, ideas, comments, or concerns regarding the NORCH and our services can be submitted to the Administrative Core at HarvardNORC@mgh.harvard.edu. We welcome feedback from everyone.

Steven Grinspoon, MD

Steven Grinspoon, MD

NORCH Center Director

Dr. Grinspoon is the Chief of the MGH Metabolism Unit, and a Professor of Medicine at HMS. He is a clinical researcher who studies hypothalamic control of body weight and fat distribution in obesity and lipodystrophy with a focus on the metabolic and cardiovascular consequences of visceral fat accumulation.

Christopher P. Duggan, MD

Christopher P. Duggan, MD

Associate Director

Dr. Duggan is a Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Duggan is heavily involved in nutrition eduction and enrichment at Harvard and internationally through his research. He is an Associate Director with a primary responsibility for enrichment.

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD

Associate Director

Dr. Kaplan is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Director, MGH Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute. He is an Associate Director with responsibility for the promotion of transnational research in the NORCH.

Ewelinka (Nika) Grzejka, MS

Ewelinka (Nika) Grzejka, MS

Administrative Manager

Ms. Grzejka received her BS in Health Management and Policy from The University of New Hampshire and recently received her Masters of Science in Research Administration from Emmanuel College. Ms. Grzejka manages all budgetary aspects of the Center, supervises the P&F program and tracks recharge supplements to the various cores including core usage.

Iman Sigman, BA

Iman Sigman, BA

Program Manager

Ms. Sigman received her BA in Chemistry and a Certificate in Molecular Biophysics from Wesleyan University. She coordinates all internal and external projects, programs, events and outreach efforts for the Center.

CENTER MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE NORCH GRANT CONTRIBUTION IN THEIR PUBLICATIONS (P30DK040561)