Nutrition & Metabolism

  • GMS NU 620: Research, Clinical and Public Policy Applications in Medical Nutrition Sciences
    Graduate Prerequisites: Human Physiology or equivalent, consent of instructor
    The course will focus on disease states related to nutrition and diet, with a major focus on clinical nutrition research. It will: 1. Acquaint students with current concepts and methods in clinical nutrition research, familiarize students with clinical research and how investigators approach nutrition-related questions in their specific fields to answer questions related to disease states, 3. Evaluate the role of nutrition as it relates to development, prevention and therapy of major diseases, including cardiovascular, diabetes, gastrointestinal, osteoporosis, obesity, and cancer. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS NU 700: Medical Nutrition Sciences Seminar
    Students develop and present a research seminar. 2 cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS NU 755: Molecular, Biochemical and Physiologic Bases of Nutrition I: Energy Balance and Micronutrients
    Graduate Prerequisites: at least one semester each of Biochemistry and Physiology, or equivalent, and consent of instructor
    This is the first semester of a 2 semester sequence (that can be taken in either order) that focuses on the Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Bases of Nutrition. This semester will cover concepts of essential nutrients and methods for determining their requirements (DRIs), body composition, nutrition and growth, energy expenditure, regulation of energy intake, vitamins and macro-mineral metabolism (Ca, P) and micronutrients. Functions and roles of micronutrients in signaling from gene to whole organism will be discussed. Implications for nutrient requirements through the life cycle and in health and disease will be addressed. A discussion session will teach students to critically evaluate cutting-edge and seminal papers addressing each topic, and introduce students to state of the art research approaches and methodologies - basic (cell and molecular), clinical and epidemiological. Weekly writing assignments on the papers will provide experience and hone skills with scientific writing. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS NU 756: Molecular, Biochemical and Physiologic Bases of Nutrition: Macronutrients
    Graduate Prerequisites: at least one semester each of Biochemistry and Physiology, and consent of instructor
    Regulation of lipid, carbohydrate, and protein digestion, absorption, transport, tissue and cellular metabolism. Integration of macronutrient metabolism in response to alteration in nutritional status (e.g. starvation, obesity) on a whole body and tissue-specific basis. Mechanism regulating macronutrient metabolism in response to stresses such as exercise and aging and disease. A discussion session will teach students to critically evaluate research papers, provide knowledge of seminal papers in the field, and introduce students to research approaches and state of the art methods (e.g. assessment of metabolic flux using stable isotopes, euglycemic clamps, metabolomics). 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS NU 804: Directed Studies in Medical Nutrition
    4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS NU 901: Research in Medical Nutrition Sciences
    Var cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS NU 902: Research in Medical Nutrition Sciences
    Var cr, Spring sem.