As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 affects all our lives, we at the Nutrition Research Institute are taking every measure to flatten the curve of infection by strictly following guidelines set down by the University, our local jurisdictions, and the state. According to University regulations, laboratory research is being scaled back so that it can be maintained with minimal staff, while human studies involving in-person visits are temporarily halted (with limited exceptions). Much research-related work continues however, via dedicated staff who are teleworking.
Our efforts to keep you informed continue, as well. You can expect to find SoundBites in your mailboxes throughout this difficult time bringing you the nutrition-related news you’ve come to expect. We have had to cancel some events, like everyone else, and you can find a list of those here, as well as other information about changes to daily operations at the NRI. Check back often for updates.
We are proud of the contributions our research colleagues at UNC-CH are making to fighting this pandemic and encourage you to stay informed by visiting the coronavirus portal at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the University’s webpage dedicated to virus information.