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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.

Zeisel Offers a Glimpse into the Future of Precision Nutrition

UNC NRI Director Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, recently gave the annual lecture for the University of Minnesota Henderson Biochemistry Nutritional Biochemistry Lectureship Series. The series is named for LaVell M. Henderson, who made important scientific and administrative...

November Appetite For Life with a Twist Online November 18 

On November 18 at 6:00PM ET, join us via Zoom for a presentation of "How Nutrition Research at UNC-Chapel Hill is Developing around the Coronavirus" by Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, Associate Dean for Research in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and Professor...

A Note from NRI Director Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD 

I always look forward to the publication of our annual Impact Report, which allows us the opportunity to share with you our accomplishments of the year. This year, as I bring you news of advancements in our laboratories and studies, of exciting faculty findings...

Hot Off the Press: Virtual Internship Program Summer Journal

At the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), we regularly welcome members of our community to come “behind the scenes” to learn more about our work. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic forced our team to cancel all in-person activities for summer 2020. We knew that...

AFL with a Twist @ Nutrition Notes

October 21, 2020 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared Immunity Boosting Recipes while Sarah Hreyo of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each recipe. The nutrition notes from the October 21, 2020 Appetite For Life with a Twist online @ Johnson & Wales University program are available here for your better health!

AFL with a Twist @ JWU Recipes

October 21, 2020 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared Immunity Boosting Recipes while Sarah Hreyo of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each recipe. The recipes from the October 21, 2020 Appetite For Life with a Twist online @ Johnson & Wales University program are available here for your cooking enjoyment!

Movin’ On Up: Faculty Promotions

The Nutrition Research Institute is home to accomplished research scientists with expertise in a range of fields, including nutrition, genetics, biochemistry, neuroscience, epidemiology, toxicology, psychology, and medicine. Separately and together they are breaking...

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