Concierge Services

The NORC Concierges provide consultation support for the development, design and implementation of nutrition and obesity in clinical and translational research. Our Concierges help investigators with answering the “who, what, when, where, why and how” questions in research. They provide navigation assistance through the UNC research infrastructure and connect investigators to potential mentors, collaborators, and the appropriate support services available on campus. Additionally, the Concierges assist in preparing grant proposals, manuscripts and protocols reviews; identify research gaps and develop research plans; facilitate the development and implementation of pilot grant projects; and provide letters of support and cost estimates for grant proposals.

Concierge services are available to any UNC investigator including a biostatistics or clinical research component in their nutrition or obesity research.

Initial planning and consultation is provided free of charge. Priority is given to members of the NORC. Additional assistance is available for a nominal fee through our recharge service center.

Investigators who receive consultation support or initial planning assistance must cite the NORC grant in all publications resulting from the use of concierge services. The acknowledgement should read “Supported by National Institutes of Health Grant DK056350 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center.” The publication must include a PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) as described in the NIH Public Access Policy. To ensure compliance, please review the UNC Health Sciences Library’s NIH Access Policy Toolkit. Submit a copy of the cited publication to Michelle Collins.



Joseph Galanko, PhD, Biostatistics Concierge

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 
T: (919) 966-8557


fischer_leslieLeslie Fischer, PhD, Clinical Research Concierge

Research Assistant Professor
Department of  Nutrition 
T: (919) 408-3320

Service Request Form
To request concierge services, please complete the online service request form.