UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center

UAB 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 167 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.