Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

1.8.4 Clinical Facilities for Human Nutrition

The Mary Emily Clinical Nutritional Research Unit is located on 7 Maple in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

The Unit was developed with the objective to create a facility dedicated to inpatient 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 inpatient 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 upper two levels of the facility contain dormitory and living areas, the latter include weight room, studying and leisure areas. On the lower main level are kitchen, dining and clinical testing areas. A community interface office and sensory evaluation laboratory are also under development. 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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