Bionutrition Research Core
|Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD, CDE, CLS, Director
|Paulette Schneider, Senior Diet Technician
|Atheer Yacoub MS, RD, Research Dietitian
|Chanel Rojas, Diet Technician
622 West 168 Street
Floor 10, Room 310
Phone: (212) 305-6639
Fax: (212) 305-3213
- Assisting investigators with research design, implementation, data collection and analysis.
- Executing controlled feeding studies (via meals prepared on site or outsourced as appropriate) and metabolic studies.
- Facilitating and monitoring subject compliance.
- Performing nutrition assessment and nutrient intake collection and training study personnel on using Nutrient Data Systems (NDS, University of Minnesota) for nutrient analysis.
- Counseling study participants, conducting anthropometric and body composition measurements.
- Educating professional and non-professional staff, study participants, students from the College of Physicians & Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, Institute of Human Nutrition, dietetic interns from Teachers' College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the public.
What others say:
"The Bionutrition Unit at the Irving Institute for Clinical Research is a wonderful resource. The staff go beyond the call of duty to assist investigators and in addition to providing outstanding services, they provide helpful advice in designing studies. During my time at Columbia University, the Bionutrition Unit was essential for the successful completion of several NIH studies, and it is clear to me that the skills and insights of Dr. Karmally and her staff are at the top level nationally and internationally. They have been extremely helpful in sharing their knowledge and experience with other centers."
Lars Berglund, MD PhD
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Director, UC Davis CTSC
University of California, Davis
"The expertise of the nutrition unit helped with design and carrying out study protocol."
Judith Korner, MD, PhD
Irving Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
"The bionutrition unit of CU's CTSA responded with high enthusiasm for the NIH study to evaluate the nutritional status of patients with ALS. This landmark study will provide the scientific rationale for medical nutrition therapy in patients with ALS. In addition to the support with data collection and providing meals in the inpatient and outpatient units of the CRR, nutrition staff sees subjects who are unable to travel to the CRR, in the Neurology Institute. The bionutrition unit is key resource for the study."
Hiroshi Mitsomoto, MD
Wesley J. Howe Professor of Neurology, Neurological Institute
Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics and Medicine
Rudolph L. Leibel, MD
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Division of Molecular Genetics and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
Edgar M. Leifer Professor of Clinical Medicine
Wahida Karmally received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Award for Excellence in the Practice of Dietetic Research 2012
Listen to Dr. Wahida Karmally discuss how the body processes sugar and its affect on our health and waistlines on the Leonard Lopate show
(original air date: Friday, April 2, 2010):
On Friday, January 22, 2010, Wahida Karmally testified on behalf of the American Diabetes Association in support of calorie labeling and the banning of trans fats in New York State. Click here to view her testimony.
Read Dr. Wahida Karmally’s article in Physician’s Weekly, “Setting the Stage for Good Nutrition in Diabetes.”
Dr. Wahida Karmally discuses organic foods on “Food Revolution”