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UMICH MNORC Nutrition, Exercise, and Phenotype Testing (NExT) Core

Overview of Services

The overall objective of the Nutrition, Exercise and phenotype Testing (NExT) core of MNORC
(formerly the “Human Phenotyping Core” (HPC) is to enhance and expand the research
capabilities of MNORC investigators performing clinical and translational studies related to
nutrition, obesity, and/or obesity-related disorders in humans.

The NExT core accomplishes this goal by:

1) providing consultation services to translational, clinical and population-based 
investigators regarding appropriate assessment, testing and/or intervention approaches
for their 
studies related to nutrition, physical activity/exercise, obesity, or obesity-related cardiometabolic disorders

2) offering expertise and infrastructure for sophisticated and standardized
physiologic testing of human subjects, including children and adults

3) providing services to directly assist researchers to conduct their nutritional and/or physical activity/exercise
interventions in human subjects, and

4) assisting in the development of new techniques or acquire new technologies for human metabolic phenotyping.                                                                    
Physical activity/exercise assessments, testing, and exercise intervention support through the Physical Activity Laboratory (PAL).



Jeff Horowitz, PhD

School of Kinesiology

Core Co-Director

Karen E. Peterson, DSc

Department of Nutritional Sciences

School of Public Health

Core Co-Director

Location and hours of operation

Nutrition Services (NAL)
Hours Location
Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM Cardiovascular Center Level 1
  Michigan Clinical Research Unit
  1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
  Ann Arbor, MI. 48109


Physical Activity Services (PAL)
Hours Location
Monday - Wednesday 7:30AM - 4PM Domino's Farm Lobby M, RM 2121 & RM 2171
Thursday - Friday 6:30AM - 4PM 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.
  Ann Arbor, MI. 48105


Links and Resources

  1. NExT Core
  2. Momentum Center
  3. School of Kinesiology
  4. School of Public Health


Name Role Phone Email Location
Sarah Ball
Core Manager