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NGx Workshop – North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC

Designed for graduate students, health professionals and nutrition scientists from academia and industry

Presented by UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and the UNC Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC)

Keynote Speaker: Jose M. Ordovas, PhD, Senior Scientist, Director, Tufts University

This workshop-style course will provide the fundamental concepts of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition through cutting edge presentations and hands-on experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a personal DNA test and examine their own nutrigenetic data.

16 CPEUs are available to Registered Dietitians (RD) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR)

For more information email or call 704-250-5000.

To register click here.

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As scientists, physicians, and healthcare practitioners better understand nutritional individuality, they will be able to enhance human health, improve brain development, and more effectively treat diseases like obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Be part of our team!

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Nutrition Research Institute is a branch of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With an environment that inspires pioneering research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, UNC Chapel Hill has long been an agent for economic prosperity in North Carolina. Today more than 150 North Carolina companies have spun out of UNC, many from the university’s research. They generate more than $7 billion in revenue in the state each year and provide nearly 8,000 jobs to residents and 38,000 jobs worldwide. At the NRI we are proud of our Carolina heritage and to be representing it on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Many of our faculty members started at Chapel Hill and have found their callings with the Nutrition Research Institute. medium_blue_450px

NC Research Campus

The NC Research Campus (NCRC) is located in the city of Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte. Centered on the advancement of nutrition, agriculture and human health,  scientists from universities, industry, government and non-profit organizations are finding new ways to promote healthy lifestyles and to prevent, treat and cure the most prevalent diseases of our times like cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and other diet and lifestyle-related disorders. NCRC-logo3

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NRI Updates


NRI faculty included in UNC Creativity Hubs inaugural awards

May 14, 2018 – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s new Creativity Hubs initiative, a component of the Carolina Blueprint for Next strategic framework, has announced awards to campus research teams pursuing solutions to two of the world’s most pressing issues: the obesity epidemic and the global clean water shortage. The winning teams were selected from proposals involving 194 UNC Chapel Hill researchers from 35 departments in 10 schools and the College of Arts & Sciences.

The Connection between Diet, Obesity, and Cancer

April 30, 2018 – Obesity prevalence in the US has tripled over the last 50 years. In 2016, a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer highlighted that excess body fatness increases the risk for 13 types of cancer. Lead investigator Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH, professor, UNC Nutrition Research Institute, and colleagues review the multiple mechanisms underlying the obesity-cancer link.

NRI Expert Discusses Genetics and Weight Loss in Prevention Magazine

April 30, 2018 – Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, helps sort through facts and speculation around using information about your DNA to aid in weight loss.

Joanne Laird had struggled with obesity for her entire life. She’d tried every diet under the sun, but it wasn’t until last June, when she received the results of an at-home DNA test, that she was finally able to shed the extra pounds.

Recipes from April 18 Appetite For Life @ JWU

April 19, 2018 If you missed AFL@JWU April 18, you can still enjoy the recipes from the presentation titled, “Putting the Spring in Your Spring Chicken,” prepared by Chef Megan Lambert of Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC. You will find them here. Watch the video of the entire program here.