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 offers a variety of bioinformatics and metabolomics options for clinical and translational research.
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NORC Central
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my Breast Cancer Risk
The UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program  has announced the official launch of myBCrisk.org, an interactive website designed to increase knowledge about breast cancer risk factors, especially among young African-American women.
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Online Nutrition Curriculum Wins Approval
Nutrition in Medicine (NIM), an online curriculum for medical students developed by Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD and Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, has been recognized by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
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Lunch & Learn
Clinical Applications of Metabolomics in Nutrition and Obesity
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
11:30 am-1:30 pm
1301 McGavran-Greenberg
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Building More Effective eInterventions Through Functional Design Workshop
Friday, October 31, 2014
8:00 am-12:00 pm
NC Botanical Gardens in the Reeves Auditorium North
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Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) Pilot
Grant Program

Deadline: November 4, 2014
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