Additional Centers & Resources

The Nutrition and Obesity Research Center at Harvard is supported in large part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s largest medical research agency dedicated to supporting scientific research that turns discovery into public health. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), within the NIH, is committed to supporting those research programs that enhance the public’s understanding of some of the most prevalent diseases impacting public health.

The NIDDK funds twelve university-based Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC’s) that are specifically designed to support research that explores the development, treatment, and prevention of obesity and closely examines the relationship between health and nutrition. The overall goal of the NORC program is to bring together basic science and clinical investigators to enhance and extend the effectiveness of nutritional sciences and obesity research.

For information on other NORC’s, please visit the NORC Central website.

The Division of Nutrition at HMS

Harvard Medical School developed the Division of Nutrition in 1996 in order to establish nutrition as a discipline. The purpose of this Division was to coordinate nutrition activities between the medical school and the Harvard teaching hospitals, including research, teaching, postgraduate education and patient care.

The Metabolism Unit at MGH

The MGH Metabolism Unit is led by Dr. Steven Grinspoon, a recognized expert in the nutritional regulation of pituitary function and the metabolic consequences of obesity and fat redistribution.

Publications Supported by the NORCH

The NORCH supports numerous publications every year in a variety of acclaimed journals. Center members are reminded to cite the grant at P30 DK040561.