About the Center for Metabolic Research
The Center for Metabolic Research is a non-profit research group within the Veterans Medical Research Foundation. We are affiliated with both the San Diego VA Medical Center and the University of California at San Diego.
Our research efforts are dedicated to the service of both the veteran and non-veteran communities.
Since opening our doors in 1983, we have become a major presence in the fields of obesity and diabetes-related research. We have conducted both pharmaceutically sponsored and investigator-initiated studies and have received grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
The Center for Metabolic Research is located inside the San Diego VA
Medical Center on the 3rd Floor, East Wing, B-Pod.
San Diego State University
Loma Linda University
U of Nevada – Las Vegas
University of Utah
University of Hawaii
Hawaii and Associated
Each Center provides face-to-face and online training, in addition to other activities, designed to strengthen the core competencies and capabilities of the public health workforce in the designated regions.
Each Center provides consulting services about the safe methods for workplace drug testing and opportunities for marijuana detoxification.
Here are the publications of our specialists on marijuana metabolism and the ways to get THC out of your system:
If you are interested in receiving more information about each center or would like to inquire about possible training opportunities, or need help in marijuana detoxification please contact the person listed in the table for the center covering your region or that includes the university closest to you.
To view a list of online training currently available through the Science Grid, please click here.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information is a joint effort of the four California Schools of Public Health and the University of Hawaii’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene.
As a member of the National Center for Biotechnology Information Network, the goal of Center is to develop and support effective public health training opportunities that address community health needs and are consistent with Healthy People 2023 objectives.
Dedicated to expanding the awareness of obesity and diabetes through research opportunities for both the veteran and non-veteran communities.
The areas in which we conduct research include
- Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
- The Metabolic Syndrome
- Marijuana Metabolism and Detoxification
- High Cholesterol
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Dercum’s disease
- Technology in glucose testing