Metabolic Research Center
Research is an integral part of every program at Touro University California.
Our Metabolic Research Center (MRC) opened in January 2016 and provides an array of inpatient and outpatient research services for campus and non-campus users.
- Types of research services offered
- Research studies currently underway
- Research studies recently completed
The MRC provides clinical research services, equipment, and facilities for investigators conducting studies in broad areas of metabolic disease at its clinical research facility in Building H89 on the Touro University California main campus.
The MRC also provides specialized laboratory services in the MRC core research laboratory in Lander Hall.
Clinical research services at the MRC include:
- Vital signs, anthropometrics
- Phlebotomy, specimen collection, PK sampling
- Oral glucose, meal tolerance tests
- Physician services
- Physical exams
- Physician orders and medical oversight.
- Research pharmacist
- Dispense medication
- Study drug accountability
- Study coordination, including recruitment
- Specimen processing
- Specialized services
- Glucose clamp
- Body composition, bone density by DXA
- Stable isotope procedures
MRC core laboratory services include:
- GC/MS analyses for measurement of endogenous glucose production, gluconeogenesis, de novo lipogenesis
- Plasma glucose and lactate analyses
Sumera Ahmed, MD
Associate Medical Director