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Nutrition & Diet Assessment Core

News

Recruitment Registry

The Core now has a recruitment registry of >2200 adults (most with BMI > 25) who are interested in participating in clinical trials and interventions.

New Imaging Software

The VNDAC now has a special automated software (not commercially available) that allows us to take your CT images and analyze the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue (visceral and subcutaneous) volume. These analyses have strong correlations (>0.90) with whole body measurement of skeletal muscle, VAT and SAT.   

Events

The VNDAC is co-hosting a speaking engagement at VUMC on January 21, 2014. Dr. Vickie Baracos, Professor and Alberta Cancer Foundation Chair in Pallative Medicine, will be speaking on "CT Imaging of Skeletal Muscle Mass in Cancer Patients: A Predictor of Chemotherapy Metabolism & Toxicity, and Survival." All are welcome to attend. Room TBD.

Presentations

Dr. Silver presented a poster, titled "A Balanced High Fat Diet Resolves GERD in Obese Women" at Obesity Week 2013. Obesity Week, the annual meeting of The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric, was held at the Atlanta Convention Center.

Honors

Lynn A. Seabolt, CDE RD displays the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Clinical Research Award of Excellence On Wednesday, December 11, Lynn A. Seabolt, our CDE RD, received the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Clinical Research Award of Excellence.