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Con-grad-u-lations, Julie Hasken!

Congratulations to Julie Hasken, the Nutrition Research Institute’s newest PhD! Julie earned her doctorate from the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Nutrition in 2021 and is now a postdoctoral research associate with Dr. Philip May. Julie joined the NRI in 2012 as a...

A legacy of precision nutrition

By Amanda Wicks University Communications UNC-Chapel Hill Image by Robert Singh Photography   Dr. Steven Zeisel will be stepping down as the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s director after 13 years, but he leaves behind a legacy that has helped shape a more...

Nutrient Supplements as a Treatment for FASD

While the best defense against fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) remains avoiding alcohol consumption during pregnancy, research has shown that dietary choline supplementation can reduce at least some of the cognitive and behavioral problems associated with FASD...

Precision Nutrition and Brain Health Symposium

Our brains are built and supported by our mothers’ diets and then, by our diets. An individual’s response to incoming nutrition is programmed and very individualized. Maternal nutrition is important for fetal development even before conception: We now know that...

Embracing Life’s Detours: Faculty Focus with Delisha Stewart, PhD

On her journey to the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), Delisha Stewart, PhD, did not shy away from detours. In fact, she jokingly refers to herself as “the scientific nomad.” The key to life, she believes, is not being afraid to stray from the expected path...

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