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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The Nutrition Obesity Research Center’s Diet and Physical Activity Core welcomes Dr. Walter C. Willett (Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10am in the BCBS Auditorium (001 Michael Hooker Research Center).
An archive of Department Seminars can be found at this link.
Molly De Marco, PhD, research assistant professor of nutrition and project director in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, received the 2016 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for engaged research. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds SNAP-Ed UNC: Healthy Food for All in North Carolina project, which DeMarco directs, to provide nutrition education to people eligible for SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) in six predominately rural North Carolina counties. Intervention activities include implementing 18 community gardens, working with three farmers’ markets to remove barriers to use of SNAP benefits and increasing summer meals sites. Read more.
Peggy Bentley, PhD, has received the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) 2016 Kellogg Prize for International Nutrition Research and Lecture. The award, sponsored by the Kellogg Company, recognizes a member of ASN’s Global Nutrition Council who is actively engaged in research to benefit populations in non-industrialized countries and active in training new scientists for international nutrition research. Dr. Bentley received her award at the ASN Awards Ceremony on April 3, 2016. Read more.
Deborah F. Tate, PhD, professor of health behavior and of nutrition, and Carmina G. Valle, PhD, research assistant professor of health behavior, have been awarded new funding for their Gillings Innovation Lab (GIL) titled “Precision Public Health: Enhancing Connections to Develop Just-in-Time Adaptive Intervention Strategies.” Read more.
Miroslav Styblo, PhD, professor of nutrition, and Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, assistant professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine have been awarded new funding for their Gillings Innovation Labs (GIL) titled “Circulating microRNAs as Novel Biomarkers of Arsenic-Associated Diabetes.” Read more.
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Department of Nutrition
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
April 14, 2016
3:00 PM (ceremony at 3:30 PM)
*Snacks & refreshments provided
From UNC left to right: Madison LeCroy, Kim Truesdale, June Stevens, Gabrielle Jenkins, Kamika Reynolds and Denise Houston
The Department of Nutrition
Seminar Series Schedule:
Please click the link of each presenter’s name for the video of his/her lecture.
February 12, 2016:
Dr. Saroja Voruganti
March 11, 2016:
Dr. Don McClain
Wake Forest University
Location: BCBS Auditorium (MHRC 0001)
March 18, 2016:
Dr. Ian Carroll
Location: Mayes Center (230 Rosenau Hall)
Affiliated Research Resources