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

Dr. Arion Kennedy, “Uncovering Metabolic T cell Activation in Obesity Associated Diseases”
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, North Carolina State University
UNC Department of Nutrition Seminar Series
Friday, January 29, 2021 @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

Dr. Simin Liu, “Precision, Personalized, and Global Nutrition: Why, What, and How?”
Professor of Epidemiology, Surgery, and Medicine, Brown University
UNC Department of Nutrition Seminar Series
Friday, February 5, 2021 @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

Dr. K. Sean Kimbro, “Novel Interleukins Contribute to Lipid and Glucose Dysregulation in African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes”
Associate Professor of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina Central University
UNC Department of Nutrition Seminar Series
Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

From Pilot Data to Federal Funding: Lessons from Pilot and Feasibility Program Award Winners
Pilot & Feasibility Program Symposium
Thursday, March 11, 2021 @ 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Virtual Symposium (registration required)
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Dr. Tashara M. Leak, “Title: TBD”
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Nutrition Research in Medicine, Cornell University
UNC Department of Nutrition Seminar Series
Friday, March 26, 2021 @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

Dr. John A. Batsis, “Title: TBD”
Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UNC – Chapel Hill
UNC Department of Nutrition Seminar Series
Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET (Note: this seminar begins at 2:00 PM ET)

Precision Nutrition and Brain Health
April 15-16, 2021
Virtual Symposium

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Precision Nutrition
6 virtual sessions: May 19 and 20, 26 and 27, and June 2 and 3, 2021
Virtual Short Course

Heterogeneity in Obesity: Implications for Cancer and Related Obesity-Associated Outcomes
Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium
June 21-22, 2021
Virtual Symposium

Past Enrichment Program Events

Seminar Series Archive

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Precision Nutrition Logo

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition Short Course

Nutrition Research Institute
June 3-6, 2019
Kannapolis, NC

Synergizing Animal and Human Obesity Research

1st Annual Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium
July 24-25, 2019
Chapel Hill, NC

Interdisciplinary Nutrition Symposium Logo
Defining Precision Nutrition Symposium Logo

Defining Precision Nutrition Symposium

Nutrition Research Institute
May 1-2, 2018
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
ian_carroll@med.unc.edu

  • Director, Enrichment Program