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Our research not only influences the scientific community, but the general public as well. We strive to share our discoveries with everyone. Read some of our latest articles on what is happening at the Nutrition Research Institute.

Voruganti to Advance Research on Childhood Obesity with NIH Grant

NRI principal investigator Saroja Voruganti, PhD, has received a 2020 Cross Border Collaboration Award from the Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Fogarty International Center (FIC). The awards support research...

Precision Nutrition Considered in NIH Strategic Plan

Recognition of the importance of Precision Nutrition can be seen in several recent funding initiatives announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the major funding source for biomedical research in the US, and its funding priorities reflect what it...

Myth or Fact? When You Eat Is as Important as What You Eat

By Cecilia Kwan, PhD, RD Postdoctoral Research Associate, Smith Lab, UNC NRI Many people are concerned with maintaining a healthy weight and look for special food rules to help guide them. But sometimes these rules turn out to be more myth than fact. When to eat is...

NRI’s Kohlmeier Receives Prestigious Award from ASN

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the ASN Foundation, in announcing the 2020 recipients of its scientific achievement awards (senior investigator category), have named Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, the recipient of their Excellence in Nutrition Education Award...

NRI Proudly Congratulates Two New PhDs

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is known as a center for precision nutrition research. Did you know that we are also a center for precision nutrition training? At the NRI, graduate students have the unique opportunity to learn and work alongside leaders in...

Natalia Krupenko, PhD, Promoted to Associate Professor of Nutrition

Natalia Krupenko, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) Director Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, announced the promotion with great...

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