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.