Administrative Core

The Administrative Core is responsible for the overall business administration and daily management of the UNC NORC. The Core provides comprehensive scientific leadership, research oversight, budgetary management, and administrative support for the research center. In addition to being the supportive structure of the NORC, the Administrative Core is also responsible for:

  • Managing and organizing the activities of the internal and external advisory committees
  • Promoting the techniques, methodologies, instrumentation, and resources offered by the core facilities
  • Supporting the integration of bioinformatics, biostatistics, clinical research, nutrigenomics, and metabolomics into clinical and translational research
  • Managing the mobile body composition unit and choline & metabolites research lab
  • Administering the pilot & feasibility program to support investigators exploring new and innovative research concepts in nutrition and obesity
  • Coordinating enrichment activities, including seminars, conferences, community outreach, and training opportunities
  • Facilitating communication and fostering collaborations among research base members
  • Increasing the visibility of the NORC within the scientific and lay communities
  • Serving as the central point of contact for the Center and is the liaison between the NORC, the university, and the community

 


Core Personnel

zeisel_steve_2012Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, Center Director

Kenan Distinguished Professor
Departments of Nutrition & Pediatrics
T: (919) 843-4731
E: steven_zeisel@unc.edu 

 

coleman_rosalind_112010Rosalind A. Coleman MD, Associate Director

Professor
Departments of Nutrition & Pediatrics
T: (919) 966-7213
E: rcoleman@unc.edu 

 

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, Deputy Director

Professor and Chair
Department of Nutrition
T: (919) 966-7218
E: beth_mayer-davis@unc.edu

 

Michelle Collins, MPA, Managing Director

Department of Nutrition
T: (919) 966-3474
E: mcc@email.unc.edu

 


Contact

For more information about the Administrative Core, please contact Michelle Collins, Managing Director.