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The Metabolism & Nutrition Research (MNR) Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Center (CRC) performs research assessments, and provides expert staff and a facility for the conduct of such assessments, specialized meals and patient services to support our investigators.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Center (CRC) Metabolism & Nutrition Research (MNR) unit is a resource within the Harvard Catalyst, Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC). MNR prepares and provides routine and research meals, collects and analyzes nutrition intake data, and performs metabolic assessments using a variety of modalities. The ability of our MNR to provide services for inpatient, outpatient, and off-site visits offers investigators a specialized infrastructure for research studies.
Metabolism & Nutrition Research staff includes registered dietitians (RDs) with extensive research experience and support staff. The highly trained RDs collaborate with Investigators in writing grant applications including research design and budget planning, as well as developing comprehensive plans for study review and implementation procedures.
As an integral study team member, the RD educates clinical research staff and participants regarding the metabolism and nutrition component of the study protocol, and interpretation of nutrition data. Data review and manuscript preparation are additional services available upon study completion.
Functions of the MNR staff include the following:
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