The Penn Center for Nutritional Science and Medicine (PenNSAM) will focus on integrating human clinical metadata, traditional dietary assessments, and nutritional biomarkers with the latest high throughput molecular profiling technologies together with advanced biostatistical and computational tools in a transformational approach to improve human health and ameliorate disease through nutrition. These approaches are envisioned further to impact upon nutritional policies in government and society, thereby positioning Penn as the innovative and visionary leader throughout the next decade.

The modification of diet is among the most impactful interventions influencing human health, highlighting the importance of studying nutritional biology for preventing and/or treating disease.