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Welcome from the Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute website. I hope that while you are here, you will take the opportunity to explore our site and learn about our pioneering research, brand new facilities, faculty members, burgeoning community outreach activities, job openings and giving opportunities (we need your help to become world-class).

We are building a world-class research center that is designed to discover why we are nutritionally so different from one another. We are using cutting edge new tools in genetics and metabolism to do this, and we are recruiting great scientific minds to work with us. We are happy that our efforts will be complemented by research programs from several other universities on the North Carolina Research Campus and by the stellar instrumentation in the David Murdock core laboratory building. We all will be working together to change the way that we think about nutrition and health. I predict that, one day soon, your health professional will use the science that we discover to provide you with nutrition recommendations that are custom-tailored for you (rather than the average recommendations that they can give you now).

This is a new adventure for all of us and we will keep you updated with our news, milestones, significant achievements, events and outreach activities via this website. We hope you will continue to check back and follow our progress. As always, we welcome feedback. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about our organization, please take a moment and click on the Contact Us link and send us your comments.

Best Wishes,

Steven H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.