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Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NUIP)

Our department houses an active group of researchers, educators, and trainees dedicated to understanding how maintenance of metabolic health combats the development and progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

We maintain active engagement with other programs within University of Utah Health and endeavor to translate new research findings into clinical procedures and community outreach programs that improve quality of life. We welcome you to peruse our website to get a sense of the breadth of our research interests, degree programs, and outreach initiatives.

nutrition research

OUR GOALS

  • Understand the metabolic underpinnings of chronic disease
  • Produce the next generation of exceptional registered dietitians and research scholars
  • Address systemic issues of health inequity to reduce health disparities
  • Apply rigorous evidence-based standards to improve interdisciplinary health care

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For additional information about recent department activities, please view our Newsletter

In this issue

  • Tiny Change in Ceramides Reverses Pre-Diabetes in Mice
  • Velayutham and colleagues receive $2M in funding to understand the vasoactive properties of berries
  • The Importance of Cleaning Your Fat – Study by the Boudina lab reveals the importance of autophagy in maintaining healthy adipose stores
  • And More...

 

 

LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Built thematically around the topic of “translational metabolic health,” our researchers, clinicians, educators, and trainees are dedicated to understanding how nutrient homeostasis influences the development and progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer...Read More

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