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Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved with the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and help us become the world’s premier institute for scientific discovery: make a gift, attend an Appetite for Life event, or participate in our research.

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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!


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Nutrition Research Institute is a branch of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With an environment that inspires pioneering research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, UNC Chapel Hill has long been an agent for economic prosperity in North Carolina. Today more than 150 North Carolina companies have spun out of UNC, many from the university’s research. They generate more than $7 billion in revenue in the state each year and provide nearly 8,000 jobs to residents and 38,000 jobs worldwide. At the NRI we are proud of our Carolina heritage and to be representing it on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Many of our faculty members started at Chapel Hill and have found their callings with the Nutrition Research Institute.
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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. NCRC-logo3

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NRI Updates

Cooking for Nourishment: Demo + Talk

In collaboration with Johnson & Wales University, we are pleased to present a very special event at the JWU campus in Center City Charlotte. Peter Reinhart, Chef on Assignment, will team with NRI nutrition expert Itzel Vazquez-Vidal, Ph.D., to demonstrate delicious, healthy cooking while sharing tips for consuming a balanced, nutritious diet. Sign up to attend today.

Infant Cognition and Nutrition Study

Do you have an infant who is healthy and 3 months old or younger?

Researchers at the UNC at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) are seeking babies for a research study of nutrition and how it affects memory and learning abilities in the first year of life.

Maternal and Child Health Study

Recruiting:

  • African American mothers
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • With two or more children between ages 5-10
  • Mothers may or may not have had pregnancy complications