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.
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.
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.
March 9, 2019
Dr. Mayer-Davis will begin her term on July 1.
February 21, 2019
To ensure that America’s dietary guidance reflects the latest science, the U.S. secretaries of agriculture and health and human services have announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis was one of the appointees.
July 23, 2018 A feature on Dr. Steve Zeisel describes his groundbreaking research on the micronutrient choline. It is reprinted here with permission from the Carolina Alumni Review. Photo courtesy of the Carolina Alumni Review.
May 8, 2018 Eighteen researchers from the Gillings School are part of the two newly awarded Carolina Creativity Hubs, which will leverage interdisciplinary work to fight obesity and improve water access.
April 27, 2017 Dr. Steve Zeisel has been inducted into the American Society for Nutrition’s 2017 Class of Fellows. Fellowship is the Society's highest honor, offered to scientists who have had distinguished careers in the field of nutrition.
February 28, 2017 A new report, co-authored by Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis and published in JAMA, indicates that adolescents and young adults with Type 2 diabetes bear a significantly higher burden of potential diabetes-related complications – especially among minority youth with this disease – than do their peers with Type 1 diabetes.
February 21, 2017 A new study by nutrition researchers Drs. Shu Wen Ng and Barry Popkin -- and their collaborators in Mexico -- found that Mexico's tax on sugary beverages caused the purchase of those beverages to decline during the second year of the tax. Earlier research had shown an immediate decrease in purchases in the tax's first year. The study is published in the journal Health Affairs.