Seminars and Events

Mobile Health & HIT Tools for Research: An Interactive Workshop for InvestigatorsPresented by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine Interested in incorporating mobile health or health information technology (text messaging, sensors/devices, informatics tools, etc.) into your research study, but not sure how to choose the best… Read more »

Directions to the Nutrition Obesity Research Center

  The administrative offices of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center are located in Michael Hooker Research Center in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Driving directions to the Center, along with appropriate contact information, are located below this map. If you are planning a trip to UNC, you may also wish to visit… Read more »

Pilot and Feasibility Program

The primary objective of the Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program is to support the development of innovative research in nutrition and obesity. The program is specifically designed to help investigators collect preliminary data sufficient enough to support a grant application for independent research support and published work. Project CriteriaPilot & Feasibility (P&F) projects may be… Read more »


UNC Departments in Health Sciences UNC School of Medicine UNC School of Dentistry UNC School of Nursing UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy UNC Research Centers and Programs UNC Nutrition Research Institute UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities UNC Food Research Program UNC Nutrition Tranistion Program UNC Weight Research Research Services at… Read more »

Core Services

Cores The Administrative Core is responsible for the overall business administration and daily management of the UNC NORC. Our Concierge Services provide consultation support for the development, design and implementation of biostatistics and clinical research in nutrition and obesity clinical and translational research. The Diet, Physical Activity and Body Composition Core offers methodological resources and… Read more »


Membership is open to any UNC faculty member who is actively engaged in nutrition and/or obesity-related research supported by NORC services. QualificationsTo qualify for membership, investigators must (1) have a nutrition and/or obesity research grant which has been peer-reviewed and funded by the NIH, CDC, NSF, or another large agency or foundation, (2) be an… Read more »

Nutrition Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI)

The Nutrition Communication for Health Applications & Interventions (CHAI) Core offers contemporary techniques and resources for the development of behavioral science interventions aimed at health promotion and disease prevention. Services include: Database DevelopmentDevelopment of customized, secure databases used for collecting participant data and conducting online surveys. Our staff has expertise in Access, SQL server, and… Read more »

Nutritional Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Nutritional Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Core provides assistance for nutritional biochemical and molecular biological techniques and capabilities. Services include: Standard Molecular Biology Techniques includes RT, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, DNA & RNA Isolation/Purification, Primer & Probe Design, Serum Separation, Plasma Separation, Lymphocytes Separation and Virus Isolation. Basic Molecular Biology Assays include Western Blots, Probe Preparation, In… Read more »

Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research 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 provide support and expertise to scientists studying the role of nutrition and obesity in public health.


  Please Cite the Grant. Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in your published work. Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications: Supported by National Institutes of Health Grant DK056350 to the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center.   Stay connected!      … Read more »