Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

4 Services and Support : 4.10 Facilities : 4.10.4 Facilities for Human Nutrition

The Mary Emily Clinical Nutritional Research Unit
is located on 7 Maple Street in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
The Unit was developed in 1995 with the objective to create a facility dedicated to in-patient human nutrition experimentation using precisely controlled diets. The Unit is housed in a detached 5,000 sq. ft. building located at the perimeter of the Macdonald Campus with easy access to the community at large. This Unit is capable of supporting 12 research subjects on an in-patient basis. The facility is unique in Canada, in that it allows strict, in-house monitoring and testing of research subjects over prolonged periods while they consume diets prepared in-house. The first floor houses a state-of-the-art metabolic kitchen to prepare foods in a controlled manner including sitting area for consumption of meals. The second floor houses an interview room to provide for attainment of written ethical consent/assent. A research/clinical assessment room is dedicated to procedures including blood sampling by a phlebotomy team or clinical staff in adults, infants and children. The Unit is a self-supporting initiative which is available for use by external researchers. For further information regarding collaborative or independent extramural research interests, contact the Director of the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

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