UNC Nutrition Research Institute

UNC Human Research Core Invites Nutrigenomic Research to NCRC

November 11, 2015

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Human Research Core is open for business to researchers on and off the NC Reserch Campus, especially those interested in nutrigenomic studies. By Kara Marker, NC Research Campus Marketing Intern Even though hundreds of study participants and numerous researchers have taken advantage of the Human Research Core in the UNC […]

Study: Fruits, vegetables help improve internal protection system

October 04, 2015

By Josh Bergeron Read the original article in the Salilsbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Try eating the skin of an avocado. It’s good for you, according to a North Carolina Research Campus study. A recently published, joint study by the University of North Carolina and Dole Foods at the North Carolina Research Campus used various fruit and vegetable […]

The NCRC Is Changing the Landscape of Health Care

September 14, 2015

As written for Cabarrus Magazine. Learn more about how the NCRC is changing the landscape of health care in our latest edition of Bioactive Magazine and by watching our latest video on Individualizing Health Care. From the community to the clinic, the NC Research Campus (NCRC) is changing the landscape of healthcare from reactive and treatment-centered to […]

NCRC Offers Start-Ups Advantages

June 30, 2015

While touring the NC Research Campus (NCRC), founders of a West Coast biotech start-up were impressed to find in one place the resources they need to launch their business: Collaborations exploring plant-based phytochemicals with scientists at the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute. Product testing with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, Spectrum Discovery Center and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Human Research Core. […]

UNC-Chapel Hill explores “Food for All” with 2015-2017 campus theme

April 28, 2015

(Chapel Hill, N.C.—April 28, 2015) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will come together at a common table when it examines food and food studies as its 2015-2017 university-wide academic theme. “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which builds on Carolina’s 2012-2015 “Water in Our World” focus on global water issues, will challenge […]

Local Research Institute Boosts Economy through Critical Nutrition Discoveries

March 17, 2015

Read the original article on the UNC Nutrition Research Institute website. Eleven faculty research scientists at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis currently have externally funded grants to support their work exploring individualized nutrition. These awards are significant not only for providing the means by which the NRI can advance its scientific discoveries […]

Kannapolis Rotary presents donation to UNC research institute

November 12, 2014

By Susan Shinn Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS — The Kannapolis Rotary Club on Tuesday presented the UNC Nutrition Research Institute with a $63,500 donation, culminating four years of fundraising efforts by local Rotarians. The money will be used to create student housing at the North Carolina Research Campus in downtown Kannapolis. Dr. Steven H. Zeisel, […]

Men Needed for Research Studies

October 15, 2014

The MURDOCK Study and UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis need men to sign up for research studies.   (Kannapolis, N.C., October 15, 2014)—Officials with Duke University’s MURDOCK Study and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), both at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C., are having a hard time […]

NCRC & CHS on Charlotte Talks July 15

July 14, 2014

Don’t miss the July 15 WFAE Charlotte Talks show on personalized medicine featuring panelists from the NC Research Campus and Carolinas Healthcare System: Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD – Professor and Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, NC Research Campus Kristin Newby, MD, MHS – Professor of Medicine Duke University; Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Study, NC Research Campus […]

NRI Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Award

June 21, 2014

Philip A. May, Ph.D., research professor at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC, is this year’s recipient of the Henry Rosett Award. Each year, the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Study Group of the Research Society on Alcoholism honors a researcher with this award of merit. It recognizes an individual who has made […]

Firsts for an NRI Young Scientist

May 01, 2014

Fuli (Tracey) He’s long journey from Shanghai, China, to the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis has culminated in extraordinary personal and professional achievements. This bright 25-year-old is the first student to earn a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health while working in research at the NRI. […]

A Brief History of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute

October 21, 2013

Founded in 2008, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is a cornerstone of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis and home to highly-regarded faculty members, students and research technicians exploring nutritional individuality as it relates to brain development and the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Here scientists study nutrigenomics – […]

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

October 16, 2013

Medical Press 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 […]

President of Ecuador visits Kannapolis

October 31, 2012

By Hugh Fisher, The Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS – Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa made an unannounced visit to Kannapolis Monday and Tuesday, touring the N.C. Research Campus and other facilities with David Murdock. While here, Correa made a presentation on Yachay, a planned “city of knowledge” currently being developed in northern Ecuador. Murdock, owner of Dole […]

Does an apple a day keep the cardiologist away?

October 18, 2012

KANNAPOLIS – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” The UNC Nutrition Research Institute is reminding us that these words of Hippocrates are still relevant. Recently, Sheau Ching Chai, a researcher in the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Lab at the NRI, spoke about “functional foods” that can help prevent or reduce the […]

Obesity a growing problem in US

March 13, 2012

By Katie Scarvey kscarvey@salisburypost.com KANNAPOLIS – When Dr. Andrew Swick noted recently that we have an epidemic of obesity in this country, it’s unlikely that anyone in his audience was surprised. But what was startling was his pronouncement that the problem of overnutrition (which causes obesity) is now a bigger problem, worldwide, than undernutrition. In […]

Nutrition Institute gets $1 million endowment

February 03, 2012

Salisbury Post UNC Nutrition Research Institute KANNAPOLIS — Alan T. Dickson, a member of the Board of Advisers of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, has made a pledge that will create a $1 million endowment fund at the Research Institute. Dickson made a joint gift of $666,000 from the Dickson […]