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Center for Metabolic Health

Providing infrastructure for multidisciplinary, basic, and translational research to improve metabolic health.

Welcome to the CMHResearch for Metabolic Health at UTMB

The Center for Metabolic Health (CMH) builds on UTMB's strengths in metabolism and nutrition research, education, and clinical programs. CMH seeks to foster communication and collaboration between investigators and clinicians with a shared interest in metabolic health including obesity, type 2 diabetes, liver function, behavioral change strategies, exercise, recovery from inactivity (e.g., bed rest, hospitalization, casting), and physical activity.

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Colleen Casey
Administrative Associate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phone: (409) 772-8071
Email:  cccasey@utmb.edu 

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    Volunteer for Research

    March 21, 2023, 08:49 AM by CMH

    Researchers in Galveston studying physical function, strength, and recovery from illness are recruiting adult subjects for their studies. Study volunteers can learn more about their own health by participating in clinical trials. Join our mailing list to receive a quarterly newsletter with information about clinical trials, community events, volunteer opportunities, and research on aging news from UTMB.

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    Dr. Rasmussen Appointed to Editorial Board for Aging Cell Journal

    January 9, 2023, 12:43 PM by CMH

    Dr. Blake Rasmussen, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, has been invited to be an Advisory Editorial Board Member for the journal Aging Cell. Aging Cell (2021 impact factor: 11.005) is expanding the journal scope to now include studies evaluating the impact of translational geroscience. Dr. Monty Montano from Harvard University and Boston Pepper Center is the Editor-in-Chief. The editorial board consists of national and international leaders in the biology of aging field.

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    Muscle Study Featured on i45 Now

    December 6, 2022, 10:56 AM by CMH

    When people are forced to be inactive their muscles get smaller and lose strength. The purpose of this study is to examine the changes in the structure and function of skeletal muscle during a brief period of disuse and rehabilitation in middle-aged participants to help us develop better treatments to improve clinical rehabilitative care.

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    MoTrPAC Featured on i45 Now

    December 6, 2022, 10:51 AM by CMH

    The MoTrPAC research study is the largest effort to date, aimed at understanding how physical activity improves health and prevents disease. The main goal of the MoTrPAC is to gain a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity. This will help researchers and doctors to prescribe tailored exercise programs in the future. View a new video about the study.