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 Facilitation Program
Our Research Facilitation Program provides a variety of bioinformatic and metabolomic options for clinical and translational nutrition research.
Americans Are Finally Eating Less
After decades of worsening diets and sharp increases in obesity, Americans’ eating habits have begun changing for the better. Barry Popkin, a UNC professor who has studied food data extensively, described the development as a “turning point in U.S. diets.”
US News ranks UNC Gillings #2 Overall, #1 Public
The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has been ranked the number two school of public health overall – and the number one public school of public health – by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings were released March 10.
New Service Ordering Website
Learn more information about the NORC services through our new service ordering website.