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As scientists, physicians, and healthcare practitioners better understand nutritional individuality, they will be able to enhance human health, improve brain development, and more effectively treat diseases like obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Be part of our team!
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Nutrition Research Institute is a branch of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are proud of our heritage and eager to move forward with the North Carolina Research Campus. Many of our faculty members started at Chapel Hill and found their callings here in Kannapolis.
NC Research Campus
The NC Research Campus (NCRC) is located in the city of Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte. Centered on the advancement of nutrition, agriculture and human health, scientists from universities, industry, government and non-profit organizations are finding new ways to promote healthy lifestyles and to prevent, treat and cure the most prevalent diseases of our times like cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and other diet and lifestyle-related disorders.