UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center
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 nutrition and obesity-related research. 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 and well-being.
Free Biostatistics and Clinical Research Support
Research Assistance Program
Our Research Assistance Program provides a variety of bioinformatic and metabolomic options for clinical and translational nutrition research.
UNC Finds Withholding Certain Foods from Children May Lead to Weight Gain
Many parents believe the best way to prevent their children from becoming obese is to limit their intake of calories or withhold particular types of foods altogether. However, a new study from NORC member Dr. Myles Faith challenges this belief.
Family Dinner-Table Dynamics Linked to Childhood Obesity
Families who express more warmth, group enjoyment and positive reinforcement at family meals have children with reduced risk of obesity, according to a new study from NORC member, Dr. Myles Faith.
In Search of a Common Pathway for Folic Acid-Responsive Neural Tube Defects, Cancers and Neurodegeneration
Patrick Stover, PhD
Professor and Division Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
241 Rosenau (Via Videoconference)