Coordinating Center

The USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine
USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center
at Baylor College of Medicine

The Children’s Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) is the largest federally funded children’s nutrition research center in the country with more than 50 full-time faculty members and approximately 200 technical and support personnel. The CNRC is an unique cooperative venture between Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/ Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and is one of six USDA/ARS human nutrition research centers in the country. The CNRC is the best-equipped facility of its kind enabling center scientists to conduct some of the world’s most advanced nutritional studies.

Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It consistently ranks among the top of the country's 125 medical schools. In 2003, U.S. News & World Report ranked the College No. 12 on its list of top medical schools. The National Science Foundation also lists Baylor fifth among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 1 for biological sciences.

The College has total research support exceeding $381 million, and has more than 70 research and patient-care centers and units. Currently, Baylor trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia and allied health students, and residents each year.


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