UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Calorimetry instrumentation used by the Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core lab to evaluate and interpret energy expenditure in mice.
Message from the NORC Director
“Our ultimate goal is to encourage and facilitate 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 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
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Research Assistance Program
Our Research Assistance Program provides a variety of bioinformatic and metabolomic options for clinical and translational nutrition research.
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NORC Central
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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.
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Siega-Riz and other members of 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee release report
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of prestigious national experts, has submitted its recommendations to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, for the purpose of informing the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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9th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics presents

Expanding the Evidence Base for Genome-Directed Personal Nutrition

May 17-19, 2015
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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