LIRC - Facilities & Other Resources

Through the NIH CTSA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Administrative Supplement, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) established a new core to help ICTS investigators implement an effective lifestyle intervention program into their research studies. The Lifestyle Intervention Research Core (LIRC) supports: 1) Specialized nutrition services, including nutrition assessment, education, and counseling; recipe development; nutrient analysis; and development of menus/formulas for diet intervention, 2) Behavioral assessment and therapy for diet and activity lifestyle changes, 3) Training in sensory evaluation techniques and lifestyle behavior-change therapy, and 4) Image processing and analysis services to monitor the effects of lifestyle intervention on body composition.