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NRI nutrition research starts in the laboratory then, sometimes, moves into clinical trials. These studies rely on people who volunteer to be a part of scientific discovery to find new ways to detect, treat or even prevent disease. At the NRI, research focuses on the intersection of nutrition and genetics and, therefore, each clinical study has different requirements. So check the opportunities below to see if you are eligible. When you participate in a clinical trial you provide opportunity to researchers and hope to so many people worldwide. Participants typically receive a monetary reward for completing a research study. 
Fructose Study

Fructose Study

Study Purpose: High uric acid in the blood increases the risk of gout, kidney and heart disease. This study investigates whether each individual responds to sugar-sweetened beverages differently, due to their differing ethnicities and genetic backgrounds.

Fatty Liver Study

Fatty Liver Study

Study Purpose: To evaluate a new painless/non-invasive technique to study fatty liver disease. Recruiting: 18 - 70 year olds with fatty liver disease. What You'll Do Participants will volunteer for 2 days. Two non-invasive tests will be conducted to evaluate a known...

Maternal and Child Health Study

Maternal and Child Health Study

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute seeks to determine the effect of pregnancy complications in African American mothers on the disease risk of their children. Examples of pregnancy complications include high blood sugar, high blood pressure and preeclampsia.