Nutrition Research Institute

Catawba scholar helps with research at UNC’s Nutrition Institute

August 20, 2015

Read the original story in the Salisbury Post. Noyce Scholar Brinsley Stewart of Boonville plans to be a math teacher after she graduates from Catawba College in May 2016, but her internship experience this summer at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis gave her some keen insights into just […]

NCRC offers free science events throughout April

March 31, 2014

  The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Science lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate nutrition and science in April at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The campus is offering several free events featuring everything from personalized nutrition to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) As part of the N.C. Science Festival, Rowan-Cabarrus Community […]

A Growing Campus

March 14, 2014

By Clyde Higgs, Vice President of Business Development Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 14, 2014 I want to make sure everyone close to the campus is just as aware of how our momentum is building and the campus is growing: Jobs: Close to 1,000 jobs […]

UNC NRI Appetite for Life Seminars This April

February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014 April 1, 8 and 22 join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) for the 2014 Appetite for Life Academy. Each seminar is at 7 pm in the event room of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, 150 Research Campus Drive in Kannnapolis. April 1 – Uric […]

Omega-3 intake linked to higher cognition in infants, toddlers and young children

January 19, 2014

YottaFire Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. A study on the effect of the ratio of […]

New Professor at NRI

January 17, 2014

  New professor at NRI: Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D., has joined the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis as an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill. Voruganti’s long-term research goal is to understand the genetic and environmental factors that affect complex human diseases using a combination of statistical, molecular and bioinformatics […]

Winter bonsai exhibition opening in Kannapolis on Saturday

December 05, 2013

Salisbury Post Submitted photo The artistry and beauty of bonsai will come to Kannapolis for the first Winter Silhouette Bonsai Exhibition. The exhibition will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the event room and atrium of the first floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, 150 N Research […]

NCRC Start-Up Seeks to Stop Diabetes

November 15, 2013

Dr. Wenhong Cao, PhD, a researcher with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, launched a biotech start-up that is developing supplements and an at-home test for insulin resistance. The products are designed to stop diabetes long before it can develop. Cao is in the process of opening up his company’s lab in the NCRC’s ready-to-go […]

Internships at Nutrition Research Institute transform Catawba students

October 24, 2013

Salisbury Post Thomas Benton, a chemistry major at Catawba College, has learned a lot during his internship with the Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus. On the surface, Aliyah Khan and Thomas Benton’s internships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute may appear to be all about the […]

Local study seeks to find out if eating blueberries slows memory loss

September 22, 2013

Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Researchers at the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab are currently recruiting participants for the B. E. R. R. Y. study. Fact Box What: B.E.R.R.Y. study, stands for Blueberries: Exciting Research Relevant to You. Who: Individuals who are age 65 to 79, beginning to experience mild memory decline and have not been […]

UNC Research Institute gets creative with arts contest

June 23, 2013

Michael Knox Previous winners of the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s art contest are displayed at the group’s facility at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Independent Tribune Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2013 8:37 am By Michael Knox KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Celebrating five years of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, […]

Frontiers in Nutrition series comes to Kannapolis in April

March 27, 2013

  The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — The UNC-Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute will present several nutrition-science seminars in April. The Frontiers in Nutrition series brings in leading experts to present their research in sessions “designed to help people eat better and live healthier lives,” according to information provided by the Research Institute. The seminars will […]

UNC Nutrition scientist awarded $5.3 million grant to study fetal alcohol disorders

March 25, 2013

  The Salsibury Post The UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis has received a $5.3 million grant to study fetal alcohol disorders in South Africa.  The funds are from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The study will be conducted by Dr. Philip May, a faculty member at the […]

N.C. Research Campus operation lands $5.3M NIH grant

March 21, 2013

Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute has received a five-year, $5.3 million grant to study fetal-alcohol disorders in South Africa. The funds from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will support a handful of studies that will explore the effects of […]

Nutrition Research Institute to hold free nutrition seminar throughout February

February 01, 2013

KANNAPOLIS — Ever wondered what really works to manage your weight? The Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis is hosting a nutrition seminar series that hopes to answer that very question. The Nutrition Research Institute’s Appetite for Life Academy brings the latest scientific research down to earth in educational, interactive community programs. The seminars will begin […]

NC scientists work toward treatment and prevention of liver cancer

January 10, 2013

By: Sarah Pisciuneri, Time Warner Cable News TWC News: NC scientists work toward treatment and prevention of liver cancer Play now KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus are looking for ways to treat and prevent certain types of liver disease. Researchers in Kannapolis say both alcoholic and non-alcoholic forms of liver […]

Treatment for brain injury disappoints in study

November 20, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — The hunt for brain injury treatments has suffered a big disappointment in a major study that found zero benefits from a supplement that the U.S. military had hoped would help wounded troops. The supplement is marketed as a memory booster online and in over-the-counter powders and drinks. It is also widely used […]


April 19, 2012

By Sarah Campbell, Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — While most of Grace Millsap’s classmates at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will be scrambling to find a job after they graduate in May, she’ll simply be transitioning to a full-time gig. Millsap, who started interning at UNC’s Nutrition Research Institute on the campus of the […]

UNC Nutrition Research Institute Hosts Events for Local Children

April 16, 2012

  UNCNRI.ORG Children to learn about nutrition through fun activities The University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) will host two community events in conjunction with the upcoming statewide North Carolina Science Festival. Kindergarten Science Expo, “The Great Food Experiment” From April 17 – 24, the NRI welcomes all five Kannapolis City elementary schools […]