UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)

Enrichment Program

The Enrichment Program is an essential component of the NORC. The activities of our Program are specifically designed to foster the exchange of knowledge and ideas among faculty members, trainees, research staff and the community at large. These activities span basic science, translational science, and nutrition and obesity relevant to community engagement and policy.

Upcoming Enrichment Program Events

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for Department of Nutrition seminars


Lamis Jomaa, PhD, “Food and Nutrition Security in the Era of Sustainability: Evidence from the MENA region”
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut
Friday, February 4, 2022 @ 2:00 PM ET

Kymberly Gowdy, MS, PhD, “Dietary n3-PUFAs Modulate the Pulmonary Response to Environmental Exposures”
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Co-sponsored by the UNC NORC and the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility
Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 2:00 PM ET

Herman Pontzer, PhD, “Title: TBD”
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health, Duke University
Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 2:00 PM ET

Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium
Diet and Chronic Unresolved Inflammation: Implications for Obesity-Associated Outcomes
Thursday, July 21 – Friday, July 22, 2022
Chapel Hill, NC


Enrichment Program Archive

Heterogeneity in Obesity: Implications for Cancer and Related Obesity-Associated Outcomes

2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium
June 21-22, 2021
Chapel Hill, NC

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition Virtual Short Course

Nutrition Research Institute
6 virtual sessions: May 19 and 20, 26 and 27, and June 2 and 3, 2021
Kannapolis, NC

Precision Nutrition and Brain Health Virtual Symposium

Nutrition Research Institute
April 15-16, 2021
Kannapolis, NC

Contact Us

Ian Carroll

Dr. Ian Carroll

Ian Carroll, PhD
Assistant Professor, Nutrition
7312C Medical Biomolecular Research Building
111 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-4893

  • Director, Enrichment Program