We lead the field of Precision Nutrition research by applying advanced scientific methods for understanding individual requirements for and responses to nutrients.

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Dr. Martin Kohlmeier sees what molecules mean for whole people

This article is a reprint from The Pivot. WHAT’S YOUR ROLE IN PUBLIC HEALTH? I am a professor of nutrition and principal investigator at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, North Carolina. CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FOCUS AREA IN ONE SENTENCE? I work on...

2023/24 Pilot and Feasibility Award Winners at NRI

The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) offers annual pilot and feasibility awards to support the development of innovative research in nutrition and obesity at UNC-Chapel Hill. P&F awards enable researchers to collect preliminary data that support a...

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Start the new year fresh, come work for us! We currently have multiple positions open, including: Research Assistant (Tate Lab) Business Officer Accounting Technician Lab Manager (Voruganti Lab) Research Associate (Voruganti Lab)   All employees of the Nutrition...

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Our vision is to use scientific discovery to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition. To do this, we need your help! Many of our research studies rely on volunteers to help us learn how nutrition science works in differing people. Read through the opportunities to learn more here

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The NRI is a center for precision nutrition training through programs for graduate and medical students, post-doctoral trainees, faculty, practicing physicians and other medical providers, registered dietitians, and industry professionals.

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By donating to the Nutrition Research Institute, your money targets the root of most American disease. Our scientists focus on how our genes respond to food so that soon medical practitioners will be able to guide people in their health from childhood through old age. Our critical research depends on the generosity of people like you.