The Tropical Metabolism Research Unit

The Tropical Metabolism Research Unit has an enviable track record in infant nutrition research and care. The empty ward for malnourished children at the TMRU location on the compound of the University Hospital, speaks volumes to the Unit’s success in leading the research and clinical trials that helped to eradicate child malnutrition in Jamaica.

With a focus now on embarking on new research frontiers in a 'life course approach' to nutrition research, the TMRU will continue to be a source of quality research to inform high-level policymaking and healthcare interventions by regional governments.

TMRU will also continue to train some of the Caribbean’s finest researchers at the undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral levels, as it pursues its goals to improve the nutritional wellbeing of the peoples of the Caribbean and beyond.