UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute

Internship opens up a world of possibilities for Noyce Scholar at Catawba

May 21, 2015

Katherine Quijada of Cooleemee, a graduating senior at Catawba and a Noyce Scholar, says her summer 2014 internship at the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis made her want “to strive for so much more.” Quijada graduated from Catawba on May 16 with a mathematics major and a secondary education minor, but her education will […]

NRI Faculty Elected as AHA Fellow

January 06, 2015

Read the original story on the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s website. The NRI is proud to announce that Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill, has been elected a Fellow with the American Heart Association. Dr. Voruganti is one of 17 American Heart Association Fellows from […]

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Says

October 30, 2014

View the original article by Tara Haelle on HealthyDay. Learn more about the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure […]

Infants to Teens Impacted by Genetics, Nutrition and Exercise

October 15, 2013

NCRC News Scientists at the NC Research Campus are exploring areas of genetics, nutrition and human performance that impact brain development, risk factors for disease and the overall health of infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers.   Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive […]

Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

October 13, 2013

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]