How to Access the Nutrition Assessment Unit

Please contact Babette Zemel, PhD, CHPS Nutrition Core Director (zemel [at] when planning use of the Core. Dr. Zemel is available to give guidance during the protocol development phase as to the particular tests available to best support the goals of a project. Please contact John Krall, Administrative Director (krallj [at] for cost of core services.

After a study has received both IRB and CHPS approval, investigators are asked to schedule a study start-up meeting with the Nutrition and Growth Lab (NGL) team.  Contact Eileen Ford, Manager (267-426-5647, forde [at] and Gail Jackson, Lead Tech (215-590-4159, jacksonga [at] to schedule the start-up meeting and discuss your protocol.  We encourage the full study team and NGL team to attend.

Subjects are scheduled for services at both locations (3550 Market, 4th floor and Main 7 Northwest Tower) using an EPIC In-Basket request. Once the Nutrition Assessment Core confirms the appointment, the visits can be scheduled in OnCore.

Study Coordinators are asked to meet or escort study subjects to the CHPS Nutrition Assessment area at the time of the appointment.

General hours of operation are 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. The following Saturday dates are available in 2021 for patient visits from 8 AM to 1 PM, please contact Gail Jackson to discuss visit details:

  • January 23
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18