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Faculty Focus: Rachel Goode, PhD, MPH, LCSW

Rachel Goode, PhD, MPH, LCSW joins the UNC Nutrition Research Institute as a full-time faculty member, transitioning from a visiting fellow.  SEEKING EQUITABLE INTERVENTIONS FOR EATING DISORDERS AND NON-DIET WEIGHT MANAGMENT For 10 years, Rachel Goode, PhD, MPH, LCSW,...

New study indicates wild blueberries improve brain’s processing speed

In a research study where volunteer participants with cognitive issues consumed wild blueberries daily for six months, the ability of the participants’ brains to process information improved. The findings from this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical...

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

It’s back-to-school season! Mornings can be difficult when you're trying to get your kids off to school. Finding a healthy breakfast to start your child's day off right isn't always easy. We're here to help. These breakfasts are not only filling, they are nutritious....

Pave the way to a healthier future

Pave the way to a healthier future for yourself and your loved ones with a personalized, engraved brick in Patron’s Plaza at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) in Kannapolis. A commemorative brick is a tangible way to recognize an accomplishment, celebrate an...

Faculty Focus: Wimal Pathmasiri, PhD

Metabotyping for Better Health For 12 years, Wimal Pathmasiri, PhD, has been conducting metabolomics research to understand the links between exposures, microbial metabolism, and human health. His specific field of study is biomarker identification by metabolic...

From Bench to Better Health: Defining Precision Nutrition

We all know it’s best to eat fresh foods. But not everyone has the same dietary requirements. What if you could go to your doctor and get a prescription for the key nutrients you should — and shouldn’t — eat? Pioneering research at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute...

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