NORC Grant Acknowledgement

The National Institutes of Health requires investigators to cite our grant in all publications, posters, press releases, proposals, abstracts, and/or presentations resulting from the use of any of our services.  Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in your published work. Please use the following… Read more »

Diet, Physical Activity & Body Composition

The Diet, Physical Activity and Body Composition Core  offers methodological expertise to investigators at UNC and across the nation for studies in human populations. This expertise assures that scientists use the latest cutting-edge methods in diet, physical activity, and body composition assessment in their research studies, and allows them to share the infrastructure (trained personal,… Read more »

Seminars and Events

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute and the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center presents 2014 Appetite for Life Seminar Series April 1 – Uric Acid: A New Look at an Old Risk Factor for Gout and Cardio-renal DiseaseDr. Saroja Voruganti, NRI researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, UNC-Chapel Hill. April 8 – This is… Read more »

Directions to the Nutrition Obesity Research Center

  The administrative offices of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center are located in Michael Hooker Research Center in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Driving directions to the Center, along with appropriate contact information, are located below this map. If you are planning a trip to UNC, you may also wish to visit… Read more »

Pilot and Feasibility Program

The primary objective of the Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program is to support the development of innovative research in nutrition and obesity. The program is specifically designed to help investigators collect preliminary data sufficient enough to support a grant application for independent research support and published work. Project CriteriaPilot & Feasibility (P&F) projects may be… Read more »


UNC Departments in Health Sciences UNC School of Medicine UNC School of Dentistry UNC School of Nursing UNC School of Pharmacy   UNC Research Centers and Programs UNC Nutrition Research Institute UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities UNC Food Research Program UNC Nutrition Tranistion Program UNC Weight Research   Research Services… Read more »

Core Services

Cores The Administrative Core is responsible for the overall business administration and daily management of the UNC NORC. The Administrative Core-Concierge Services provides consultation support for the development, design and implementation of bioinformatics, biostatistics, clinical research, and nutrigenomics in nutrition and obesity clinical and translational research. The Diet, Physical Activity and Body Composition Core offers… Read more »


Membership is open to any UNC faculty member who is actively engaged in nutrition and/or obesity-related research supported by NORC services. QualificationsTo qualify for membership, investigators must (1) have a nutrition and/or obesity research grant which has been peer-reviewed and funded by the NIH, CDC, NSF, or another large agency or foundation, (2) be an… Read more »

Nutrition Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI)

The Nutrition Communication for Health Applications & Interventions (CHAI) Core offers contemporary techniques and resources for the development of behavioral science interventions aimed at health promotion and disease prevention. Services include: Database DevelopmentDevelopment of customized, secure databases used for collecting participant data and conducting online surveys. Our staff has expertise in Access, SQL server, and… Read more »

Nutritional Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Nutritional Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Core provides assistance for nutritional biochemical and molecular biological techniques and capabilities. Services include: Standard Molecular Biology Techniques includes RT, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, DNA & RNA Isolation/Purification, Primer & Probe Design, Serum Separation, Plasma Separation, Lymphocytes Separation and Virus Isolation. Basic Molecular Biology Assays include Western Blots, Probe Preparation, In… Read more »