Research Acknowledgement

It is extremely important that our grant is cited in all publications resulting from the use of NORC services. Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in published work. Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grant DK089503 of NIH to the University of Michigan.


Director Karen Peterson DSc, School of Public Health

The goal of the Enrichment Program is to translate and promote communication of research findings from NORC members and other researchers in nutrition and obesity related fields. To achieve this goal, the Enrichment Program has four objectives:

  1. To evaluate, refine, and apply new findings regarding nutrition and obesity interventions to clinical and population based research.
  2. To enrich the intellectual and educational environment for researchers in obesity and nutrition at the University of Michigan.
  3. To recruit, train, motivate, and retain basic, clinical and population-based researchers in the areas of obesity, other metabolic disorders, and nutrition interventions.
  4. To disseminate knowledge to the research community and public to ensure public policy decisions regarding healthcare resources are made in an informed environment.

In its first year, the NORC Enrichment Programs focused on providing opportunities for University of Michigan faculty, students, and researchers to engage in an exchange of new research findings and ideas through discussions and collaborative networking opportunities afforded by an annual symposium, three seminar series, and a journal club. Expansions in didactic opportunities for students in the Schools of Medicine, Kinesiology, and Public Health and expansion of the NORC faculty base also featured prominently in enrichment efforts. For additional information on NORC Enrichment activities, please follow the links above.


For more information please email Karen Peterson at