Nutrition

SURPRISE! Joanne Lee (Student Services Manager) receives a retirement gift from her husband as many faculty, staff, students, friends, and family joined together to celebrate her 32 years of state service. The Department of Nutrition is thankful for everything Joanne has done and wishes her the absolute best as she begins her next journey. (Photo Credit: Jon Mozes)

Department of Nutrition Mission Statement: Improve and protect the public’s health through teaching, research, and practices that foster the best possible nutrition.

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.

A Statement on Charlottesville (PDF)

Read the Chair's Statements on Immigration and House Bill 2. (PDF)

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.  

Interested in becoming a student with us?
Please fill out a Prospective Student Inquiry Form.

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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.

Prospective students listen to the dean's address during the 2016 'Experience Gillings' School tour.
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Prospective students listen to the dean's address during the 2016 'Experience Gillings' School tour.

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