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To arrange a visit, please contact Beverly Jordan, Director of Community Outreach at (click to email)

If you would like more information about the Nutrition Research Institute and its programs, including volunteer opportunities, please sign up for our mailing list or email us directly at nri@unc.edu.

Map and Directions



From Chapel Hill :
Take I-40 West to I-85 South towards Charlotte. Take Exit 60 toward Kannapolis. Then, turn right onto Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Go to the 5th traffic light and turn right onto Main Street. Go past David H. Murdock Core Laboratory and turn left onto Laureate Way. Our building is located at 500 Laureate Way(268 mi).

From Charlotte :
Take exit 54 for George W Liles Parkway. Turn left onto George W Liles Pkwy. This becomes Kannapolis Parkway. Continue for about 3.5 miles until Kannapolis Parkway ends. Turn right onto Mooresville Rd / Dale Earnhardt Blvd / Hwy 3. Continue for about 2.5 miles. At the second stop light on Mooresville Rd you will be able to see the Research Campus straight ahead. Go straight through this intersection onto Pine St. Turn left onto Laureate Way. Follow this through a roundabout. The UNC Nutrition Research Institute will be the first building on your right. There will be a parking lot on your left.

North Carolina Research Campus

The North Carolina Research Campus will provide an exceptional opportunity for the translation of science into beneficial, real-life applications. As part of the Research Campus, the NRI’s work will be complemented by partnerships with the other schools on the campus such as North Carolina State University, Duke University, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, North Carolina A&T, and North Carolina Central. The North Carolina Research Campus will offer researchers a world-class core laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. LabCorp, Dole Nutrition, other biotechnology companies, and scientists from industry will operate from the campus, along with a state-of-the-art health department. A venture capital fund has been set up to attract promising biotech firms to the Research Campus.

For more information, please visit the NC Research Campus website.

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