UNC, NC A&T receive $4M from NIH to increase diversity in nutrition, obesity and diabetes research

August 10, 2022
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $4 million to support a collaboration between the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center that will provide career advancement for nutrition, obesity and diabetes researchers from underrepresented groups and, ultimately, diversify the research workforce dedicated to investigating these chronic conditions.

Shaikh elected to American Society for Nutrition Board of Directors

July 6, 2022
Dr. Raz Shaikh has been named director-at-large for nutrition science mechanisms on the American Society for Nutrition's board of directors.

Shaikh named co-director of UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center

September 8, 2021
Dr. Raz Shaikh has been named co-director of the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center alongside fellow co-director Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis.

At inaugural symposium, UNC experts seek to improve research on causes of obesity

June 1, 2021
To understand and improve the science used to develop multi-faceted treatment strategies for obesity, experts at UNC convened the first annual Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium in 2019. They have recently published their findings from this conference in Advances in Nutrition.

Hursting named director of UNC Nutrition Research Institute

June 1, 2021
Dr. Stephen Hursting has been named the next director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, N.C.

NIH to extend funding for nutrition and obesity research at UNC through 2026

May 10, 2021
The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund another five years of work providing support and expertise to scientists studying the role of nutrition and obesity in public health.

UNC partners with NCCU to enhance diversity in nutrition and obesity research

November 5, 2020
The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center's Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) Program has received funding to establish a process to increase the number of new investigators from underrepresented minority groups who become established investigators in nutrition and obesity research.

Department of Nutrition receives new funding to advance research, service related to COVID-19

July 22, 2020
Funding from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute and Sanofi will allow the Department of Nutrition to continue research and service projects to study and address the effects of COVID-19 on several nutrition-related issues.

New recommendations seek to reduce consumption of sugar, alcohol in U.S. diets

July 15, 2020
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis is part of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which has released new recommendations that aim to reduce the overconsumption of added sugars and alcohol in American diets.

Mayer-Davis elected to board of American Society for Nutrition

March 9, 2019
Dr. Mayer-Davis will begin her term on July 1.

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