The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), formerly the UAB Clinical Nutrition Research Center, is an NIH-funded, university-wide research center established to foster a multidisciplinary approach to basic, clinical, and translational research with an emphasis on understanding the metabolic factors, environmental influences, and associated genetic traits underlying nutrition and obesity-related health problems.

  • Founder: Roland L. Weinsier, M.D., Dr.P.H.

  • Director: David B. Allison, Ph.D.

  • Associate director: W. Timothy Garvey, M.D.

The NORC comprises 152 investigators from 52 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.