Training & Research Centers
NCC released their annual NDSR software update in June 2012. In the new release Added Sugars (by Total Sugars) was added as a new nutrient field bringing the total number of nutrients and food components provided up to 163.
The Division of Epidemiology & Community Health centers promote research, education and the implementation of innovative programs nationwide and internationally, to students, schools and the general public.
The mission of the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health is health promotion and disease prevention among women, children, adolescents, families, and communities through education, research and practice.
The Epidemiology Clinical Research Center (ECRC) is designed to study human subjects in a clinical research setting. The ECRC is home to an array of studies with nearly 1,000 participant visits per month. The studies housed at the ECRC are designed to evaluate risk factors for diseases such as cardiovascular and other chronic diseases and to test strategies for disease prevention. These studies are currently conducting population based research on cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, late onset hypogonadism, sleep disorders, and obesity. The ECRC is devoted to the highest quality science and to research relevant to the health of the public.
The mission of the MCWRC is to promote child wellbeing by creating an interdisciplinary body of research focused on education and health of youth (including co-occurrence/ common causes and consequences) in Minnesota by combing data and other institutional resources.
NCC maintains a comprehensive research-quality food and nutrient database linked to interactive interview software, the Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR). Used by academic institutions, research hospitals, the food industry, and federal agencies NCC helps obtain accurate and complete food composition and dietary intake data.
The Leadership, Education and Training (LET) Program in Maternal and Child Nutrition provides graduate education and training and continuing education programs for Registered Dietitians, nutritionists and other health professionals who are interested in developing a specialization in maternal and child nutrition.
The Minnesota ECG Coding Center was a nationally and internationally recognized leader in electrocardiographic visual reading services for epidemiological studies and clinical trials. The mission of the Center was to document the prognostic and diagnostic value of electrocardiography for epidemiological studies and clinical trials.