Call for Pilot Project Pre-Proposals in Metabolic Health to include in a Phase 2 COBRE application to support the UA Center for Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRiM).

A Series of Human Clinical Trial Training Seminars

The purpose of this seminar series was to promote greater understanding about human clinical trial research that will hopefully inspire future investigators to engage in this line of inquiry and inform public members about clinical trials. The series offers training on a range of topics including the basics of clinical research and resources available through the Institute of Translational Health Science at UW; case examples of clinical trials being conducted by scientists at UAF, UAA, and ANTHC; policies/regulations pertaining to the IRB process for Alaska and Montana; and a presentation about Tribal Approval and Data Sharing Agreements for research involving Alaska’s indigenous peoples.


The Center for Transformative Research in Metabolism is unlocking the secrets of hibernation

An interview with Director Dr. Kelly Drew on KTVF
"Most people don't have access to hibernating animals and most people don't see this extreme physiology, that makes you think outside the box, because it's not normal. I mean this little guy, he's completely out of it right?" - Kelly Drew

UAF research into hibernating species yields clinical application

An interview with PI Dr. Robert Coker on KTVF
“There’s a lot to learn from hibernating species. Many animals hibernate, and despite the fact that they might be asleep for a few months to several months, they preserve their lean tissue mass, or more importantly their skeletal muscle, as well as their physical function,” - Robert Coker

Internal Steering Committee (ISC) meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m Alaska Time. This meeting will be held virtually by zoom. All are welcomed.

Metabolomics Journal Club meets every Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. by zoom for the purpose of discussing peer-reviewed literature in metabolomics and hibernation research relevant to the theme of the Center for Transformative Research in Metabolism. Please feel free to join these lively discussions by zoom.