UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Staff from the Diet, Physical Activity and Body Composition Core conducting 24-hour dietary recalls for a nutrition research study.
Message from the Director
“Our ultimate goal is to provide increased, cost effective, collaboration among multidisciplinary groups of investigators conducting nutrition and obesity-related research."
Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition

The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center provides support and expertise to scientists studying the role of nutrition and obesity in public health.

Our center is one of 12 centers in the country funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases that is specifically designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity. The goals of the UNC NORC are to:

  • Provide resources and support to investigators conducting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in nutritional sciences and obesity;
  • Enhance the impact and presence of nutrition and obesity research at UNC;
  • Strengthen clinical nutrition training programs for medical students, practicing physicians, and allied health personnel; and
  • Translate findings from obesity and nutrition research to the general public to use to improve their overall health.

Free Nutrition & Obesity Research Support
Free biostatistics and clinical research support available for NORC research base members.
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Obesity and Basal-Like Breast Cancer
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Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Security in Peru
Presented by Hilary M. Creed-Kanashiro, BSc, MPH
2308 McGavran-Greenberg
Monday, Septemeber 29, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please Save the Date on October 31st! Building More Effective eInterventions Through Functional Design
The CHAI Core invites researchers to participate in an interactive workshop for building effective eHealth interventions.
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