Nutrition

Amanda S. Holliday, Clinical Assistant Professor, was selected by the students of the Department of Nutrition as the faculty member “who improves the student learning environment and outcomes by integrating new technologies, engaging students in interactive activities, employing creative assessment methods, introducing progressive curriculum and/or incorporating creative ideas.” Ms. Holliday was recognized during the February “Celebrate Teaching!” event held on February 22 in the Armfield Atrium of the Michael Hooker Research Center. (click on picture for details)
Message from the Chair
"We live in a time in which nutrition is a pivotal factor in changing the trajectory of public health around the globe." Read more.

Read the Department of Nutrition's statement on House Bill 2.

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 engage in innovative work 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 Department of Nutrition Fall 2016 Seminar Series schedule has been released.

The Department of Nutrition welcomes Dr. Jason Locasale (Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine) on Friday, September 9 at 2:00pm in 241 Rosenau Hall.

An archive of Department Seminars can be found at this link.

The sign at the entrance of Rosenau Hall welcomes visitors to the Gillings School.
PACE Division

The sign at the entrance of Rosenau Hall welcomes visitors to the Gillings School.

The Practice and Continuing Education (PACE) Division has the mission of bridging education with real-world practice in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Learn more about PACE here.

The Master of Public Health/Registered Dietitian Program is located within the PACE division. Please visit the program site here.

Affiliated Research Resources

Department Calendar

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