What is the Bionutrition Research Core?
The Bionutrition Research Core (BRC) provides critical infrastructure and unique expertise to support human nutrition research at MD Anderson. We provide state-of-the-science nutrition interventions and diet assessments to investigate the effects of diet on cancer, ensuring exceptional rigor and internal validity. We support unique research areas – integrating patient care, research and prevention – that are critical to MD Anderson’s vision and strategic themes of Breakthroughs and Value.
Our facilities and shared resources include highly trained staff, including experienced research dietitians, chef, and interviewers; a Research Kitchen, where highly-controlled meals are prepared according to protocol specifications; and specialized computer software to collect dietary data, derive nutrient values and design metabolic meals and study menus.
The BRC provides validated methods and tools to minimize inherent errors and biases in self-reported behaviors. Appropriate data collection and processing, including advanced statistical analysis using nutritional epidemiology methods, is essential to generate accurate data at both the individual and group level.
The BRC offers services from study design, grant and protocol development – to data collection with trained interviewers or web-enabled tools – to the end result of nutrient and dietary pattern data for various analyses with biological markers and outcomes.
We have the tailored knowledge, expertise and infrastructure to support nutrition research across the cancer continuum.
Research dietetic, culinary nutrition, and nutritional epidemiology (unpaid) internship opportunities may be available for qualified Houston-area students who can make a significant time commitment. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.