Courtney Held Schnefke accepts the Laurel E Zaks Global Public Health Nutrition MPH Scholarship at the Annual Foard Lecture and Nutrition Awards Event. (click on picture for story)
Message from the Chair
"The UNC nutrition department is a global leader in moving from discovery to delivery across our divisions: Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Intervention and Policy, and Practice and Continuing Education." Read more.
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Professor and Chair

The Department of Nutrition is currently recognized as a global leader in research and training, and is unique in that it is the only one in the U.S. that is situated in both a school of public health and a school of medicine.

We have created an innovative program that capitalizes on both these schools’ historical approaches to health, and thus our department has an unusual breadth of scientific and policy approaches, literally spanning from cell to society, moving from discovery to delivery. The work of department faculty and students is carried out throughout North Carolina and spans the globe to communities and populations in China, India, Malawi, Spain and The Philippines, to name a few. You can read more about our research strengths here.  

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Nutrition Student Successes at The Obesity Society Meeting (TOS) are incredible! Of the 7 epidemiology abstracts selected from the 127 that were submitted to The Obesity Society meeting this year, UNC-Chapel Hill students led 4. Nutrition students honored with abstracts of distinction include Elyse Powell (Popkin) Gabrielle Jenkins, and Madison LeCroy (both June Stevens). The Nutrition department is exceedingly proud of our students’ success at this important meeting, and of our excellent faculty representation at the meeting, including current President of The Obesity Society, Penny Gordon-Larsen.

from UNC left to right:  Madison LeCroy, Kim Truesdale, June Stevens, Gabrielle Jenkins, Kamika Reynolds and Denise Houston


The Nutrition Department Seminar Series 2015-2016 schedule has been released

All seminars will be held on 2nd Fridays at 2 pm in The Mayes Center in 230 Rosenau Hall. Please click the link of each presenter’s name for the video of his/her lecture.

August 28, 2015:
Dr. Michelle Mendez
UNC-Chapel Hill

October 9, 2015:
Dr. Temitope Erinosho
UNC-Chapel Hill

December 11, 2015:
Anthony Fodor

February 12, 2016:
Dr. Saroja Voruganti
UNC-Chapel Hill

March 11, 2016:
Dr. Don McClain
Wake Forest University

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