Welcome to Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) is an NIH-funded, university-wide interdisciplinary research center established to foster a multidisciplinary approach to basic, clinical, and translational research and research training with an emphasis on understanding the causal factors underlying nutrition and obesity-related health problems and the generation and evaluation of evidence on their consequences, prevention, and alleviation.

The NORC comprises 159 investigators from 58 academic units, with total direct funding of $56 million for nutrition/obesity research. The NORC is composed of four research core facilities, a pilot/feasibility program, and an enrichment program.

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Elizabeth W. Smith, MPA, RDN, LDN
Program Manager II
Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Phone: (205) 975-9675
Fax: (205) 975-4065
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