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 »

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 Criteria Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) projects may… 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 »

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. Qualifications To 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… Read more »

The Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core is one-stop shop for researchers looking to add value to their  research studies in the areas of technology, user inquiry, and graphic design. The Core uses state-of-the-art technologies to facilitate the translation of traditional evidence-based behavioral interventions into effective web- and mobile-based interventions in nutrition and… Read more »

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 »

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… Read more »

  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 »