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UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Administrative Core

About

Dr. Zeisel speaks with researchers in the lab.

Dr. Zeisel speaks with researchers in the lab.

The Administrative Core is responsible for the overall administration and daily management of the NORC.

The Administrative Core sets the overall direction of the NORC and ensures optimal utilization of all Center resources. The Core provides scientific leadership, research oversight, budgetary management, and administrative support for the research center. The Administrative Core also:

  • Manages and organizes the activities of the Internal Advisory Committee and the External Advisory Committee
  • Promotes the techniques, methodologies, instrumentation, and resources offered by the core facilities
  • Administers the Pilot & Feasibility Program to support investigators exploring new and innovative research concepts in nutrition and obesity
  • Coordinates activities of the Enrichment Program, including seminars, conferences, community outreach, and training opportunities
  • Facilitates communication and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations among research base members
  • Increases the visibility of the NORC and nutrition/obesity research at UNC within the scientific and lay communities
  • Serves as the central point of contact for the Center and as the liaison between the NORC, the University, and the community

Contact Us

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Nutrition and Medicine
Chair, Nutrition
245 Rosenau Hall
CB# 7461
(919) 966-7218
beth_mayer-davis@unc.edu

  • Co-Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
  • Responsible for the overall functioning of the NORC
  • Provides oversight of the Internal Advisory Committee
  • Oversees the activities of the Cores and the External Advisory Committee

Dr. Steven Zeisel

Dr. Steven Zeisel

Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor,
Nutrition and Pediatrics
2115-A Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
(919) 843-4731
steven_zeisel@unc.edu

  • Co-Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
  • Responsible for the overall functioning of the NORC
  • Co-Director, Pilot & Feasibility Program

John Easterbrook, PhD
259 Rosenau Hall
CB# 7461
(919) 962-0948
john.easterbrook@unc.edu

  • Managing Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center
  • Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the NORC

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