UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Message from the NORC Co-Director

Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition
“Our ultimate goal as a research center is to encourage and facilitate increased, cost-effective, collaboration among multidisciplinary groups of investigators conducting nutrition and obesity-related research studies."
The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) provides support and expertise to scientists studying the role of nutrition and obesity in public health.

Our center is one of 11 centers in the country funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases that is specifically designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, and multidisciplinary nature of nutrition and obesity-related research. The goals of the UNC NORC are to:

  • Provide resources and support to investigators conducting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in nutritional sciences and obesity;
  • Enhance the impact and presence of nutrition and obesity research at UNC;
  • Strengthen clinical nutrition training programs for medical students, practicing physicians, and allied health personnel; and
  • Translate findings from obesity and nutrition research to the general public to use to improve their overall health and well-being.


Free Biostatistics Research Support
For NORC research base members
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Research Facilitation Program
Our Research Facilitation Program provides a variety of clinical, bioinformatic and metabolomic options for clinical and translational nutrition research.
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NORC Central
Learn more about all 12 Nutrition Obesity Research Centers in one central location!img_centers


NIH Extends Funding for the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center through Second Decade
The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center will receive a $5.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund another five years of research. The award is the fourth time NIH has provided five-year funding for the center.
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New NORC Service Ordering Website
Learn more about NORC services through our new service ordering website.
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3 Square Meals Blog
Learn more about nutrition and health resources for senior citizens through this community blog.
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