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Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research

The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program supports clinical research focused on observational/interventional studies in nutrition, as well as nutritional epidemiology studies.  This program includes clinical studies examining the effects of nutrient or dietary intake, diet composition, diet intervals, variation in nutritional status, or interventions ranging from, but not limited to, whole foods/dietary patterns, dietary supplements, or alternative delivery modes (i.e., parenteral or enteral nutrition) on health-related outcomes in humans.  Nutrients may encompass macronutrients, vitamins/minerals, phytonutrients, and other food components.  Clinical studies of nutritional status or interventions from infancy throughout the aging process are of interest.  The program serves as a focal point for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data on nutritional intake, status, and disorders of public health significance, with particular emphasis on national/global surveillance and follow-up studies.  This program also includes policy- and population-based approaches to improving nutrient/dietary intake or nutritional status not focused on obesity/weight control.  Other relevant research projects would include methodologies to improve assessment of nutrient intake and/or status in humans throughout the lifespan.
The Clinical and Epidemiological Nutrition Research program does not support research regarding obesity, energy balance, or weight control.  For obesity research, please see Obesity Treatment and Prevention or Clinical, Behavioral, and Epidemiological Obesity Research.  For research related to nutrient requirements and metabolism, see Nutrient Metabolism, Status, and Assessment.

 NIDDK Staff

Dana K. Andersen, M.D.Observational and Investigational Clinical Research; Biomedical Devices, Surgical Interventions, and MedicationsMary Evans, Ph.D.Special Projects in Nutrition, Obesity, and Digestive Diseases; Lifestyle Interventions in Obesity; Nutrition Obesity Research Centers
Padma Maruvada, Ph.D.Nutrient Metabolism; Clinical Obesity and Nutrition


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
4/22/2014Revisions to Add Biomedical Big Data Training to Active Institutional Training Grants (T32) (Summary) RFA-HG-14-005
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (Summary) PA-14-147
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (Summary) PA-14-148
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) (Summary) PA-14-149
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30) (Summary) PA-14-150
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 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
NIDDK Information Network

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), serves the needs of basic and clinical investigators by providing seamless access to large pools of data relevant to the mission of NIDDK. The goal of … (Summary)

Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy Outcomes Follow-Up Study Consortium

The goal of this follow-up study of mothers who participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, is to determine the levels of blood sugar during pregnancy that … (Summary)

Efficacy and Mechanisms of Glutamine Dipeptide in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit

The GLND trial is a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, intent-to-treat Phase III trial, designed to determine the effect of parenteral glutamine (GLN) dipeptide on important clinical … (Summary)

Action to Control Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Follow-up Study
ACCORDION (sponsored by NHLBI) is a prospective, observational follow-up study of at least 8000 participants who were treated and followed in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in … (Summary)
Action for Health in Diabetes
Look AHEAD is a 16-center, randomized clinical trial investigating the long-term health effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention designed to produce weight loss. Look AHEAD enrolled … (Summary)

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Nutrition

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 Related Study Sections

Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.