NRI Included in UNC Creativity Hubs Inaugural Award to Study Obesity

May 30, 2018 – Five NRI faculty members are among a team of UNC researchers receiving an award to study one of the world’s most pressing issues: the obesity epidemic. The cross-disciplinary team, known as the Heterogeneity in Obesity Creativity Hub, will leverage the strengths of Carolina’s schools of medical and health sciences, affiliated research centers and institutes, and prowess in big data management to take a novel approach to assess the underlying causes of obesity to unlock new, targeted ways to treat the disease. Read more.

New Grant to Study Nutrition and Chemotherapeutic Response

May 30, 2018 –Delisha Stewart, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, has been awarded a two-year National Cancer Institute grant to study the impact of diet on chemotherapeutic treatment resistance in obesity-driven, aggressive breast cancer. This award builds from the research Dr. Stewart has conducted over the last 10 years. Read more.

Summer Tours Begin @ NRI – June 14 

UNC Nutrition Research Institute – Kannapolis, NC

Mark your calendars, because 2018 Summer Tours begin soon at the NRI! Find out where scientific discovery takes place by touring the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. Points of interest include one of only a few whole-room calorimeters in the US, a body composition lab, and a research laboratory. Our research in nutrigenomics is serving individuals in our communities, across our nation and throughout the world.
All tours begin at 11:00 AM. Tours are limited to 16 people and run approximately one hour in length.
Click here to register for the July 12 tour.
Directions & Map

  • June-August – Summer Tours at NRI
  • September 19 – Delisha Stewart, PhD
  • October 17 – AFL @ Johnson & Wales University
  • November 14 – Yuan Li, PhD

Registration for each program opens 4 weeks in advance on

If you missed Appetite For Life on May 16 

UNC Nutrition Research Institute – Kannapolis, NC

…you can view a video of Dr. Emma Allott’s presentation titled, “Diet and Prostate Cancer: Overcoming Research Challenges”, and a pdf of her PowerPoint presentation.  View video.  View PowerPoint presentation.