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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.

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Types of research services offered
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Research studies currently underway
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Research studies recently completed

Research Services

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:

  • Nursing
    • Vital signs, anthropometrics
    • Phlebotomy, specimen collection, PK sampling
    • Oral glucose, meal tolerance tests
    • ECG
  • 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

Leadership

Jean-Marc Schwarz, PhD
Director
jschwarz@touro.edu
707-638-5456

Jay Shubrook, DO
Medical Director
Director of Clinical Research
jshubroo@touro.edu
707-638-5970

Sumera Ahmed, MD
Associate Medical Director
sahmed21@touro.edu

Sally Chiu, PhD
Manager
schiu2@touro.edu
707-638-5404

Lisa Johnson, RN, BSN, CCRP
Clinical Research Nurse
ljohnson19@touro.edu
707-638-5218

Tess Calinawan, MHA
Clinical Research Coordinator
mcalinaw@touro.edu
707-638-5421

Find Us

Building H89 (#7 on map)
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592

707-638-5303 (general line)

For directions on Google maps, enter:
“1537 Azuar Dr, Vallejo, CA”

map of the metabolic research center location