Integrative Physiology Lab


Integrative Physiology Laboratory (IPL)

The CCT's Clinical Research Center has a partnership wtih the College of Applied Health Science's Integrative Physiology Laboratory (IPL).  The IPL concentrates on health-related research across several disciplines using translational approaches that are both cellular and whole-body in scope. The current faculty's research integrates aspects of cardiovascular function, metabolism, inflammation, hydration and nutrition status, and exercise/physical activity. They evaluate healthy individuals as well as at-risk populations or those who suffer from chronic diseases including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and obesity. The IPL utilizes state-of-the-art applied and basic techniques to accomplish its research goals.

IPL Services Include:

  • Resting metabolic rate (RMR)
  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)
  • Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)
  • Carotid intima thickness (IMT)
  • Pulse wave analysis/velocity 
  • Flow-mediated dilation (FMD), a non-invasive measure of vascular endothelial function

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