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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Morgana Mongraw-Chaffin, PhD, MPH, “Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Resilience or Just a Matter of Time?”
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 2:00 PM ET

Colin Orr, MD, MPH, “Food Insecurity and its Impact on Child Growth and Nutrition”
Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine
Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 2:00 PM ET

Linda M. Collins PhD, “It’s About More Than Effectiveness: Optimization of Behavioral and Biobehavioral Interventions”
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Biostatistics, New York University
Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 2:00 PM ET

Lamis Jomaa, PhD, “Title: TBD”
Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut
Friday, February 4, 2022 @ 2:00 PM ET


Past Enrichment Program Events

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