Nutrition News

Nutrition Research Institute holds grand opening

The Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis The Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis celebrated its grand opening recently, part of the dedication of the North Carolina Research Campus. Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, directs the institute. Dr. Steven Zeisel   The NRI building houses a metabolic kitchen, a metabolic rate assessment facility, a body composition laboratory, and… Read more »

Nutrition Research Institute shows that eating healthy can taste good, too

November 13, 2008 Dr. Steve Zeisel Good nutrition doesn’t have to be bland or boring, believes Steve Zeisel, MD, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of nutrition and director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute on the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. On Nov. 13, Zeisel welcomed Peter Reinhart, a chef-on-assignment in the culinary arts program… Read more »

UNC study: text messaging may help children fight off obesity

November 11, 2008 Many children love sending and receiving text messages through their cell phones – sometimes to the great annoyance of their parents. Dr. Robert Hamer Dr. Dianne Ward But now a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests this technology could be used to reduce children’s chances of… Read more »

Faculty researchers teach second clinical trials methods course in Malawi

November 10, 2008 Dr. Steven Meshnick The second clinical trials methodology course for physician researchers in Malawi was taught by UNC researchers in Blantyre, Malawi, on Oct. 13-17. Steven Meshnick, PhD, MD, professor of epidemiology, designed and oversaw the program, which helps health care professionals in Malawi gain expertise in conducting successful clinical trials. Funding… Read more »

Eyewitness News’ Akiia James accepted invitation to taste traditional foods with healthy twist

Contratulations Students Congratulations to Amanda Holliday and our great students. ABC Eyewitness News’ Akiia James accepted invitation to taste traditional foods with healthy twist.    

UNC contract to help UAE assess environmental health risks expanded

November 05, 2008 The contract between the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health has been expanded to include a broader range of assessments of health risks due to environmental factors in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), one of the fastest developing nations in the world. As… Read more »

Janne Boone awarded the Sandra Winn Green scholarship for 2008

Janne Boone is the recipient of the Sandra Winn Green Scholarship for 2008, which awards an outstanding student at the School of Public Health demonstrated by strong academic ability and practice experience, and demonstrated potential to contribute to the field of public health. Ms. Boone has been incredibly productive at UNC, with two publications in… Read more »

Miroslav Styblo lab named newest Gillings Innovation Laboratory at The University of North Carolina

The newest Gillings Innovation Laboratory at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health will tap new technology to help researchers examine individual differences in the metabolism of inorganic arsenic and in the susceptibility to adverse effects associated with chronic exposures to arsenic.The ultimate goal is to find out why some people exposed to… Read more »

Natalie Peterson receives the Curtis Glenn Southard Award in community mental health

Ms. Peterson is the recipient of the Curtis Glenn Southard Award in Community Mental Health. She has worked incredibly hard as an undergraduate and Masters student and has been highly active outside of the classroom. Her work shows a major dedication to the field and to her career.    

Meghan Slining named finalists

Congratulations to doctoral student Meghan Slining, who was named as one of five finalists for The Obesity Society’s Ethan Sims Young Investigator award! Meghan will present her research, “Clusters of infant growth trajectories are associated with risk of adult overnight” at a plenary session at the October meeting of the Obesity Society (formerly NAASO), where… Read more »