The clinic facilities occupy 3,000 square feet on the first floor of the new research building. This facility is dedicated to the clinical research trials for the Center for Human Nutrition Studies and is not shared with other users. The unit is designed for easy access and convenience of research volunteers with spacious free parking dedicated for volunteers and accessibility by a free countywide bus system.
The clinic includes 2 general examination rooms, 1 interview room, and a procedures room for day-long outpatient studies and body composition analysis by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (Hologic Discovery Series W). Two additional rooms are dedicated for phlebotomy use and sample processing. Another room is equipped for determination of height, weight and blood pressure. The unit also contains six administrative offices (for staff physician, coordinators, and investigators), a reception and waiting area, and a medical records library. This area is directly connected to the Research Kitchen. Finally, the clinic is directly adjacent to a dividable classroom which can accommodate a maximum of 50 persons for educational sessions. All examine rooms have dedicated computers for direct entry of participant information into a central study-specific database.