Aliyah Khan and Thomas Benton’s internships at the NRI helped them to learn how to think critically, how to communicate effectively in the work-world, and also spurred their personal transformations.
When Catawba College transferred state-of-the-art instrumentation to the NRI, it opened the door to expanding research capabilities for NRI scientists and real-life lab experience for Catawba students. The NRI will use the equipment to further its research into how metabolism and nutrition requirements are individualized.
Teaching children about the importance of eating healthy foods is a focus for the NRI. The NRI is hosting two fun events, a Science Fair and a concert with Roger Day, to help kids and their families learn more about nutrition and brain development.
A generous gift from the Dickson Foundation and Harris Teeter will be matched by funds from the North Carolina Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust to create the NRI’s first endowed, distinguished professorship, The Dickson Foundation-Harris Teeter Distinguished Professorship in Nutrition.
Dr. Seung-Wan Ryu, Associate Professor in Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Keimyung University School of Medicine in Korea, is visiting the NRI to collaborate on cutting edge nutrition research. Dr. Ryu is studying the effects of dietary choline on the growth of blood vessels in tumors.
As chair of GenoVive’s Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Steven Zeisel, director of the NRI, will provide strategic guidance to this private corporation. GenoVive scientists develop customized meal and exercise programs that are based on individual DNA.