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2013 UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center Pilot & Feasibility Grant Program
The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is currently accepting letters of intent for 1-2 year grants of approximately $20,000/year for pilot & feasibility research projects in nutrition or obesity.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Oct. 4
Barry M. Popkin, PhD
Barry M. Popkin, PhD is W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is an expert on The Nutrition Transition around the world, dynamic changes in diet, activity, noncommunicable diseases around the world, U.S. obesity, dietary and physical activity trends, patterns determinants, and consequences.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Breaking the link between obesity, gastrointestinal cancers
In an article in the journal Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, UNC Lineberger’s Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, and his colleagues reviewed findings from research looking at the biological links between obesity and cancers of the colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, esophagus, gallbladder and stomach, as well as published studies on how diet, exercise, weight loss surgery, and other weight-related interventions may help reverse this connection.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Cell Press Publishes List of 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America
Craig Cameron, Folami Ideraabdullah, and Genevieve Neal-Perry, were selected as part of a feature on CrossTalk, a subsidiary of Cell Press geared toward a general audience.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 6
Coming to the Terrace Café on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Feb. 1: PHO Noodle Bowl!
Nutrition and Food Services will be featuring its new PHO Noodle Bowl at their Lighter Side location from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of next week.
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Jan. 25
The Corner Café will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 25 for a large renovation project. Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause our customers. Please visit other NFS retail locations at either the Terrace Café (first floor the Children’s Hospital) or at the Overlook café (second floor of the Neuroscience Hospital).
Located in Employee News Online / 2019 / Nov. 21
Did butter get a bad rap?
Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.
Located in News / 2016 / April
Diet additions may help youth with Type 1 diabetes keep producing own insulin
Adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis, a new study found.
Located in News / 2013 / July
Wondering what’s for lunch today at the Terrace Cafe? Ever wish you could look up the nutrients that were in that healthy salad you had for lunch at the Overlook? Have a gluten intolerance and want to make sure those tasty burrito bowls at Bandaleros won't upset your stomach? NFS has good news for you!
Located in Employee News Online / 2018 / Jan. 4
In the Gazette: Inspiring heart health in the ‘stroke belt’
Alice Ammerman, PhD, a professor of nutrition in public health and director of Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, reached out to county health officials along with her colleagues and built a project that helps encourage healthy living in Lenoir County.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 17